There is something magical about brand-new hand knit socks. I bet any knitter (or knitter’s family member) would agree.
And you know what’s even better than brand-new socks? Brand-new socks for that you get to keep! I’ve got new socks, and I’m so excited!
As I said before, I used the fantastic “Diagonal Lace Socks” pattern, because I wanted to try my hand at making toe-up heel flap socks, and I thought the heel on these bad boys looked pretty good. I’ve avoided toe up socks for years- mostly out of habit, after all, I have a great system for making my own socks, so I don’t even need a pattern. But, I figured it was time to bite the bullet and try my hand at these socks.
And, you know what? They were easy!
I’ll admit, it was a bit weird making socks without picking up any stitches, and I had a little trouble trusting in the math on the heel cap. But, trust issues aside, this was a great pattern, and the finished socks are just delightful.And, it doesn’t hurt that the Hawthorne yarn I got from Knitpicks is super lovely and squishy, yet I can tell it’s going to be strong enough to last me for at least a couple years. (I will be honest, though, I thought the color looked better wound into a skein- knit up, it looks a little dingy. But it’s not like I’m going to be running around making people look at my socks and judge their dinginess. Except for now. Look at my socks!)
Now I think it’s time to break these puppies in! I think I’ll slip them on and taking them (and the dog) on a nice long walk.
Have you made yourself anything lately?
I just finished a lovely scarf for myself out of baby alpaca yarn. It’s yummy soft and warm and I love that it’s for me!
Nice! I’m a little jealous. :p
Very pretty pattern and very nice socks! I am knitting a shawl for myself from some souvenir yarn.