Socks are easy, mostly mindless, and quick to accomplish. There’s something to be said for feeding my desire for instant (well, relatively speaking) gratification. That said, they are also very good for trying out new techniques. I have a LOT of sock yarn – each selection just enough for 2 socks, and not really enough for a more substantial project.
Yet, I don’t really care for the finished project – mostly because the only time I wear socks is in the deepest of winter.
I suppose it’s a good thing that’s where things are, right now at 17° (F) on a mid-January morning.
Pattern = Crystals, Combs and Cable Socks (Free Ravelry download) – This is a pattern I’ve made a few times, and enjoy. Fairly quick, interesting, and I like the heel treatment – short row heel that gains texture by use of garter stitch. I don’t add beads, mostly because I’m not a “bead person,” and I don’t think it adds to the pattern.
Yarn – Noro purchased in Toronto, but a commonly available in most boutique yarn stores (that is, not found at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s). Not sure of the color – I lost the yarn band.
Yarn = Patons Kroy Socks FX in color Cameo Colors. I’m wondering if the previous “sock fail” was also a Paton Kroy sock color – the look and feel was the same (the twisted tweed colors). While I didn’t get sock pooling with this project, I certainly did not get matching stripes. They almost look like two entirely different socks!
Pattern = Nutkin (Free Ravelry download) – also a pattern I’ve done a few times before (including the aforementioned sock fail).
I’m sure I’ve used Patons Kroy Sock (generally available at JoAnn’s and Michael’s) yarn a number of times, previously. Not sure why I’m getting unsatisfactory results with the current projects. I have one more “set” of this style yarn in my yarn stash – I wonder how it will work up?