A quick note before today’s post. My bafflement at the thought of Mr NM sewing for me was not because he’s a man (I know men can sew, my great-grandfather was a master tailor!), it was more because his hands shake so much his dad calls him “Steady Hand Eddie” and he can hardly butter a slice of bread because of his lack of dexterity! I do intend to borrow my mum’s sewing machine when we return from our holiday and set him to work.
On to my post…
The circle socks are finally finished! They were only taking so long because they were on the bus/shoved in my bag random, mindless knitting. The pattern is actually very easy to follow and quick to knit. The yarn is one of Kaffe Fassett’s Regia Design Line colourways called Exotic Zany. It’s a self striping but every few stripes there is a little wavy line, very funky. The only issue is where the waves of colour fell on the foot has they didn’t line up into the waves properly in places. I still like the way it looks though.
An eye of partridge heel, very pretty and extra sturdy…I’ll be using this heel type next time I knit with a handpainted yarn as I think it would work very well.
The toes all grafted and ready to wear. I’ll admit I’m still not very good at kitchener stitch and it often looks a bit wobbly but as long as the toes stay closed up I’m not too bothered!
Finally a full on shot of the socks, they almost match but not quite, I’m not too fussy about perfectly matching socks anyway though these would probably be a closer match in plain stockinette, the nature of the circles pattern means that as I started about a metre earlier in the colour repeat on one than the other it really makes a difference to the leg, the feet are more matchy.
I wanted to wear them this morning but alas they had not quite dried properly so will have to get their wearing debut tomorrow instead.
I've already cast on my next pair of socks but sadly they are not for me...oh well, they're for someone with smaller feet than me so I shall try to whip through them as quickly as possible!