My hubby has been most patient.. and is so very supportive of my
This sweet man never has knitterly demands for me... and tries his best to listen when I'm really excited over a particular stitch, or some new needles I need to have... or how the self-striping yarn stacks up. hahah . and is never. ever. concerned with what is in the stash... oh how I love him.
So really, it was high time I knit something more for him. He's gotten a few things from me in the past, but he gets warm pretty easily, and wearing the sweater doesn't happen as often as I'd like. And when my knit picks order arrived full of the felici yarns (hey.. they were having a sale..) he spotted the "building blocks" and exclaimed he'd love to see those in a pair of socks for him. Even though I had kind of chosen that yarn as socks for me, how could I say no... he's actually asking for a hand-knit!! wahoo!
I bought the book "Socks from the Toe Up" by Wendy d. Johnson, as I had heard only so many awesome things about it .... and keep in mind, I haven't really done a lot of sock knitting... save for my skewed socks.. .. can you tell I have a thing for stripes? hee hee..
So here's the rundown:
pattern: gusset heel basic socks
(I cast on using the Turkish method)
needle: 2.25mm addi sock rockets
yarn: felici fingering self striping socks - building blocks. 2x skeins.
the Turkish cast on method is new to me, and I have to say I love it!
for my mods, see my ravelry page.
I know a lot of people like to match up the stripes so that both socks are identical, but I live on the edge here. haha I like the stripes to just happen as they want to.. maybe i'm lazy I dunno but I actually like how they look like this :)
As for the toe up.. I'm a huge fan of this method of sock knitting! I'm pretty much hooked. which is a good thing, because I kind of went crazy with scooping up all sorts of knit picks felici yarn that will be discontinued... when I see sale... it only justifies it. hah needless to say, we'll have some colourful feet in the future.
and my hubby is uber pleased with these new socks for him. they fit him great, and used up all of the yarn! hurrah!
bonus.. he wants more! bless him. It means I can buy more yarn ;) xo
are you a sock knitter? do you have a fave pattern that you always are drawn to? are you a fan of the self striping yarns? cabled socks? lace socks? oh the possibilities!! let's chat socks today! xo