Oh, my knitter heart is very happy. Not only do I now possess a new pair of handknit socks, but they’re made from yarn sent by my wonderful best friend, AND the self-striping matched up perfectly! Winner, winner, chicken dinner.
I busted out an old pattern for these–the first sock pattern that I ever knit, actually: Diane Soucy’s “Easy Lightweight Beginner’s Socks” pattern. I made my first socks with it, three years ago. Sadly, that pair of socks wore out earlier this year, after many, many times of wear. These replace those.
The yarn is ONline’s “Supersocke 4-fach” in the “Neptun” colorway. The thing I’ve enjoyed with people sending me sock yarn is that they choose the colors, and the colors are different than what I would choose. It was fun to knit these up in a colorway that I probably wouldn’t have chosen myself simply because I tend to choose other things. I really liked this colorway, especially how the turquoise-y part ended up on the heels. Mmm, turquoise heels. It made me smile both times it happened while I was knitting them.
Of course, I won’t be wearing these in any regular fashion until we return home, because it’s wicked hot here in Queensland. (Summer has a way of being hot, doesn’t it?) However, I couldn’t resist the urge to take a quick photo of my newly-finished socks against the palm tree backdrop of our backyard, even though it’s kind of ridiculous to wear wool socks for any amount of time when it’s 93 degrees (F) outside. This finish is far more suited for my permanent residence, which saw its first snowfall this past week.
Whatever. It’s 90-something degrees in November, I have palm trees in my back yard, and a fresh new pair of handknit socks. Life is good.
(He keeps stealing them because they make “great dancing socks.”)