Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Another Pair of Socks
I made these over the weekend, forgot to post them. They look a bit wonky, but they're not when they are on. I used this yarn (scroll down)-the merino-tencel blend from Mind's Eye I bought on DeStash. I could have made them longer, but the total amount was about 350 yards and I was afraid I would run out of yarn on the second sock (which i didn't, of course). I used Kimberly's V-stitch sock pattern (again) because it doesn't use as much yarn as the South Bay Pattern. I loved the feel of this yarn and on, it feels wonderful and I imagine knit socks would be amazing-however crocheting this is a bugger. It splits a bit and using a small hook/dark color-I couldn't wait to get done. I worked on one then the other immediately to avoid SSS (second sock syndrome). They are a bit "airy" and I also imagine they would easily snag onto stuff if I wore them around the house, but they are super soft, have amazing sheen, yada-yada-yada. This yarn is a bit thinner than the regular merino sock yarn I usually use and I probably should have used a D hook instead of an E, but they're done and they fit perfectly!