Monday, August 24, 2015

#15









Knitting has become a big part of my creative life. This is my 15th pair of hand knit socks that I have completed since September 2013, when I began my love affair with yarn and pointy needles.
As much as I love this yarn, I am disappointed in the socks because of the heel I chose to make. 
I have come to love the Fish Lips Kiss Heel but wanted to try something different. I did a slip stitch heel. As much as I like the look of it, the fit is just not good for my foot. Plus, the socks are too big. I didn't know when to start the heel. I even ripped out a whole sock after it was 3/4 of the way finished, and started all over. But it still turned out too big. They are not outrageously big, and are still wearable, but they are just not as comfy as the others I have made.
The yarn is a gorgeous hand dyed variegated yarn from Sweet Fiber that goes from pinky red to grey to burnt orange and a golden brown. Just like the changing hydrangeas, these socks remind me of fall.

Sock Stats:
Pattern: my own simple sock with a slip stitch heel
Yarn: Sweet Fiber Hand Dyed Color "Wildflowers" 80% Superwash Merino 20% Nylon 415 Yards per 115 grams
Needles: Addi Turbo Sock Rockets, 16" circular, size US 1 (2.5mm)

2 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

I suppose at least you now know more about sock construction from making these! They are a wonderful colour Di!

Carla said...

I'm curious as to the fishy heel : ) These look lovely and I love knitting too