Back to socks!
Have I told you all lately how wonderful you are for leaving me comments? No? Really? (head bowed down with embarassment) Well ... YOU'RE WONDERFUL!!
Since everyone seems to be doing 'back to school', I've decided to do 'back to socks'. I took a quickie break & knitted the Moebius scarf & started work on the Backyard Leaves scarf, but I'm missing socks. Yes, it's true.
When I first started reading blogs, I kept seeing these fabulous socks called Embossed Leaves. I figured I better learn how to knit socks before attempting them though. After I saw this photo though from Sassenach, I knew it was finally time to knit these! The pattern is from Interweave Knits Winter 2005 issue & the pattern is called Embossed Leaves Socks. I've been coveting these since I first saw them before I even started knitting socks.
For needles, I'm using the new KnitPicks circular needles (size 2 US). They are as good as everyone (or at least MOST everyone) says & I especially love the pointy tips. I swatched with both the size 1 & the size 2's, but now I'm thinking I should've used size 1. Oh well, I'm not about to start over. I LOVE the yarn! It's KnitPicks Gloss yarn in the woodland colorway. It extremely soft, easy to work with, I've had no splitting problems & for the price you MUST buy some!!! This pair of socks is only going to cost me $8 & I think I'll like them just as well as my Socks That Rock RPM's and they cost me over $20.
Then again, maybe the Socks That Rock yarn was cheaper since I just filled a KnitPicks shopping cart with more sock yarn & needles.