Sorry for the absence! My mother is visiting us here in Maine, so I haven’t been spending much time online.
I do want to say, “Thank you, thank you, thank you!” to everyone who made my birthday (July 4) so special. My email inbox, my Ravelry messages, Plurk, and even the real-life mailbox had so many greetings and birthday wishes (and even gifts!) that I got the warm fuzzies over and over all day. I’m amazed at the warmth generated by the circle of friends I’ve made over the internet, so many people I’ve never met in person who I honestly consider Friends. You guys make my day. (Of course the folks I do know in real life are not to be left out – love you all!)
As usual, time away from the internet is (in my world) time spent with the needles and yarn. I knit up some boot socks from the superwash Corriedale wool I spun up last winter.
The fiber was dyed by Hello Yarn (she called it “Toxic”) and I ended up with about 250 yards of light-worsted weight yarn from it. I was dubious that would be enough to make a pair of socks, but it worked out perfectly, with perhaps 10 yards of yarn left at the end.
The went very quickly; 48 stitches around on 2.5mm needles. Superwash Corriedale is nowhere near as soft as superwash merino, but it feels like it will wear very well. I almost can’t wait to wear them next winter with my purple snow boots!
2.0mm (US 0) dpns
Yarn Pirate merino/tencel sock yarn, colorway “Icicle”
And yes, the cuff (done in linen stitch) is split up the back. It doesn’t seem to affect the staying-power of the cuff, but makes for a nice fit above the ankle.
I’ll definitely be knitting more patterns from this book, though they do take a good deal more concentration than I’m used to using for a pair of socks. It was like knitting my first pair all over again: instructions never out of arm’s reach, following line-by-line wondering whether it will fit a human appendage in the end…
I’ll check in again soon, but all for now and I hope you’re having a good week too!