A FO and a Hemi-FO
I have been very remiss. Last NOVEMBER, Jean of Golden Purl sent me a wonderful single knitted sock, and although I did thank her immediately, I did not share the sock and the glory of Jean’s knitting with all of you. It is quite a sock:
Twisted Flower by Cookie A.
The photo is a bit odd, but the strange angle and the bright sun do show off all the wonderful twisted stitches. The yarn label is a bit perplexing, but it says Lana Grossa/Meilenweit Compatto Seta/Cashmere (65% wool/15% silk/16% polyamide/4% cashmere). It feels divine, and it fits perfectly. Now I have to knit the second sock. I’m currently a bit intimidated by the pattern (perhaps I should read it instead of just looking at it), but I think I shall be able to manage. Jean also included some lovely stitch markers (a must for these socks) and some other goodies, which of course I forgot to photograph, and now it’s dark. But many thanks to Jean!
First though, due to a grave washing machine mishap, I desperately need some quickly knit new socks. To this end, I finished (finally) a simple pair of garter ribbed socks I started last autumn.
Garter Rib Socks in Fleece Artist Merino, color Hercules.
This is essentially the pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks with a little tweaking. I wanted to see what the heel flap would be like if I just continued the garter rib, and then I also did the gusset decreases at the very end of the needles and not one stitch in. I had heard that made a very neat edge and it does, but I don’t think I’ll do that all the time. It wasn’t that special.
Although I like these socks, I am now heartily sick of garter rib. It seemed more annoying than just a regular rib after a while. I have a couple more pairs of ribbed socks (but different types of ribs) on the needles to quickly build back up my handknit sock supply, and then I want to get to the Twisted Flower sock and some sock designs I have floating around in my head. But first a few easy-peasy pairs. As I have a cold which is making me crabby and mean, you’re going to have to wait until the next post to see the other socks.
Now I am off to finish M’s Pinnacle Chevron Scarf–I’m on the last repeat! So, it’s going to be 56 degrees here tomorrow and all the rest of this week. A man can still use a wool/alpaca worsted weight scarf, right?
I hope each of you had a great start to the week.