Saturday, August 12, 2006

Nothing like wool socks in the the summer! Fresh off the needles are the Hedera Socks. Made from 100% merino wool (well except for that bit of reinforcing wooly nylon you see there at the toe and it's at the heel too) in a green color that sometimes strikes me as perfect ivy or camo-green, depending on the light. The yarn is Koigu, the needles are US 1 and i did a star toe instead of a kitchner'd one.

With this project complete, i'm in a bit of knitting project limbo-- i'm relativly caught up on projects and ready to start a new one, but don't know what to do, or what to make it with. i don't like this feeling-- but hopefully it will pass soon (i'm this close to making a KnitPicks order to make this as a gift.)

4 comments:

Alex said...

I do love those socks! And I've been wanting to make that blanket too, though I might change the colors a little.

Alyson said...

Great socks!! I'm looking forward to knitting that pattern - yours turned out beautifully!

Penny said...

Beautiful socks!

I've just tried the woolly nylon reinforcing trick for the first time, on your recommendation, and I like it way better than the little cards of reinforcing yarn that come with some sock yarns. You can hardly feel it as you're knitting, and it changes the weight of the fabric very little. Of course it helps that the color of woolly nylon I happened to have blends in perfectly with the color of the yarn I was using.

Jenifer said...

Love those socks!! Must. Resist. Knitpicks. (Like I'm one to talk ...)