Thursday, February 5, 2009

Another Pair of Socks

In my lack of blogging I didn't even hint to you all I was working on these socks!  One of my very favorite sock books is Favorite Socks. (I think I've made 8 patterns from it) While this pattern didn't jump off the page at me....maybe because I was lacking sport weight sock yarn....upon second thought I gave them a try and love the results!

These are made from the only yarn I bought over Christmas (but I did get some fiber that you all must see)  I got it from the Yarn Barn with I had the pleasure of visiting with my mom and grandma.  It was so fun...what an awesome store!  My mom left wanting to explore her "inner weaver" as she loved all the hand woven finished objects!!   

Okay, so here are the details:

Pattern:  Lace Cuff Anklets from Favorite Socks
Yarn:  Reynolds Soft Sea Wool
Needles: US 4, 3 and 2 DPN
Mods:  None.  I cast on for 56 stitches and with the thicker yarn they fit perfectly and went super fast!

This yarn is so soft and sproingy....I really enjoyed working with it!  I'm not sure how well it will wear....after wearing them all day yesterday the bottoms definitely showed wear and the heels pilled a little.  The yarn isn't superwash and has no nylon either.  Maybe someone else knows how it wears better than I do.  Even saying all of that....it was a true joy to knit with and the socks are very comfy!

More good math days....you must be praying hard for me.....off to work!

13 comments:

Aunt Kathy said...

Oh Leah, how pretty

Wool Winder said...

I've used Sea Wool for socks, but didn't really enjoy knitting with it. The stretchiness of the yarn threw me off, I think. I did, however, really enjoy the resulting socks and the price of the yarn is a big plus. I've worn those socks for almost a year now and so far they look as good as when I first knit them--no pills at all. My gauge was probably tighter than yours, though. I used size 2 needles.

Stacy said...

Those look so springy and wonderful!

Trudy said...

I love the color - should have known you were making socks!! You usually have a pair on the needles....hope they will last longer than you think they will.

lynda said...

I love those socks - very girly. And, they're purple :o)

Daisy said...

Love the timing! Someone who used to be in my knitting group sent me a copy of Favorite Socks last week & I was about to write a blog post about it! It looks a wonderful book, and I'm really looking forward to knitting some of the socks in it!

Bea said...

So cute!

Davene McBride said...

They are so pretty Leah!!! That color is soooo you! I am praying for you!
Love, Mom

Rose said...

adorable cuff!

Bea said...

I left a present for you on my blog...
http://bea-blacksheep.blogspot.com/2009/02/someone-get-me-award-right-now-i-mean.html

Judy S. said...

Hi Leah, I just discovered your blog thanks to Bea. These are such pretty socks, and I appreciate the link to the Anastasia socks as I'd like to try a toe up one sometime. Lucky you to have been to the Yarn Barn....I've only ordered from there. Oh, and clapotis is on my list also. Yours is beautiful!

Lovs2Knit said...

Love the new socks! I may try to modify these to fit my daughter. She'd love them. :~)

lamplighter777 said...

I LOVE these socks... I have made at least 4 pairs of them! I am new to your blog and love what I've seen so far.