Thursday, April 8, 2010
At last, there it is. A full week's worth of hand knit socks to keep my feet cozy and comfy. This long awaited moment arrives thanks to the completion of these lovelies:
Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A
Yarn: Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock in Carrick
Mods: Did a slip stitch heel rather than plain stockinette, Added a repeat of lace to the cuff
This was my first time knitting a Cookie A pattern, and I can see why this pattern at least is so popular. The lace pattern was simple and addictive, and the directions were clear and easy. I had the lace memorized after the first repeat, and throughly enjoyed knitting it. I also liked working with the Adorn sock yarn. It wasn't splitty, didn't bleed, and was nice and soft, overall a very nice yarn. The other nice thing about this sock is that it fills a gap in my sock wardrobe. I didn't have any lacey spring/summer socks but now that I have these I'm sure they'll be getting lots of wear. Plus they match my favorite blue shoes :)
PS- it is really hard to take a decent picture of your own feet while standing up.