I really like knitting socks, but a big problem with socks is that you don't really see them, they usually disappear in a pair of shoes or under a pair of trousers. And wearing short socks with skirts isn't all that attractive in my opinion. There are so many lovely patterns for knee-high socks out there that I've been ogling for a long time and I've finally decided to knit a pair. I bought some Rowan Yorkshire Tweed 4-ply last summer
on sale but had no plan for it. I knitted the "Molly's Headband"
with it, but I still have about five 1/2 balls left. Then I remembered the lovely sock pattern in Interweave Knits Winter 2004
, and lo and behold, I needed four balls of... Yorkshire Tweed 4-ply to knit those!
Well, now that's settled! I've been a good knitter and done my swatch, chosen needles and started knitting the openwork rib (much more pretty and interesting than an ordinairy rib).
However, it's definitely turning out way to stretchy. And I've considered myself one of those people with ahem, shapely
calves (a fairly common topic among sock knitters
) and suspected that they would be too tight. Well, no real harm done, I'll just exchange my 3 mm dpns for 2,5 mm instead and start over.
I could almost claim that I'm keeping with Project Spectrum, since there are some definite pink flecks in this heathery yarn, but my PS contribution today will be these lovely daffodils in my window (at home! I have Easter holiday and won't be back at work until next Tuesday!).
Perfect flowers for Easter