I still can't believe how long it took me to pick up sock knitting.
Here is my finished pair of Hermione's Everyday socks or as I like to call them, "smart girl socks", cause you know, Hermione is hecka smart in those Harry Potter books and smart girls are what we all strive to be.
No matter how "easy" a patterned sock is, it takes me a while to wrap my head around it. I have to prep myself, for patterned sock knitting means, thinking knitting and thinking knitting means slow knitting.
But I do love the way they turned out.
Look at that gusset. Swoon. My name is Ellen and I love a hand knit sock.
On a side note, I used my karbonz US1s with Madelinetosh Sock and I think next time I tosh sock on US1 double point needles, I will use wood. I think I need a little more give with this yarn. Don't get me wrong, I love the yarn, but I felt like I had to work more with this specific combination.
Next up are a pair of Way Back When socks. These started off as a summer vacation knit ... LAST YEAR. I started working on these in Mexico at the end of last July, early August. I had just finished a shawl and was really tucking into this pair amidst the tropical scenery. Then my vacation was over and I was back in the world of keyboards and double monitors. I must've tucked away my summer vacation dreams until I felt summery again, because I found them in a pile of project bags.
I love this colorway. It's "splash" in Felici by Knitpicks, of course. Soft and dreamy and stockinette so it was a quick finish. These socks have a story. Even the boys think it's funny it took me a year to finish them.