Saturday, March 27, 2010

Rockin' Socks

I know I am not alone when I say that I love hand knit socks. However, I hate how long it seems to take me to knit them. While others crank them out in what seems like hours it takes me months. To add insult to injury I have small feet and like my socks tight so I am knitting smaller socks than a lot of these sock stars. But like they say good things come to those who wait.


I am calling these my Rock Candy socks because that is the name of the colorway. The pattern is the Mystery Sock KAL from Socktoberfest 2009. Yes I started these in October and didn't finish them until March. Now to be fair, I did put them aside for Christmas knitting and then I had my Circle Cloth obsession at the start of 2010 so that took up time that could have been used to knit on these. I probably could have had these finished in a month had I tried. I LOVE these socks. I have been wearing them all day and they are very comfy. The pattern was interesting but not so challenging that I couldn't knit on them during knit night or March Madness games (Go Spartans!!!).

The yarn is Sock Ease from Lion Brand and I must say that I am impressed. The yarn was really nice to work with and feels really good on my feet. This added to the fact that it only cost $10 makes me very happy. Yes I love more expensive yarns but I am 1) cheap and 2) on a very tight budget right now. I wish the color selection was better (there are a few really fugly colorways) but all in all I recommend the yarn and will use it again. Details as always are here and here. Until next time ....

3 comments:

Margaret said...

They look great!

Channon said...

I gave my Sock Ease away. You make me want to find some more.

g-girl said...

the socks look great! and really all that matters is that they look and fit great--who cares how much the yarn cost. :)