A Study in Contrasts
I was going to show you the beau's new handknit socks today, but he snuck off and wore them to work before I could get a good photo. At least he likes them . . . In the meantime, I'll show you my newest socks.
New England Socks
Pattern: New England Socks from Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road
Yarn: Artyarns Ultramerino - very very soft, but rather poor yardage (I needed a full 2 skeins for my small (US 6.5, EU 37) feet, and very expensive because I would need 2 skeins for anyone else
Needles: Clover Bamboo US 1 dpns
Notes: I think I did fewer repeats than called for given my short feet. This is a delightful pattern that hardly took any time at all when I was actually working on it. . . and finally got done as my February 2007 UFO Resurrection.
Best Thing About This Project: They may be inspired by New England, but the lace and soft wool are great for San Diego. Check out how they look lounging on my beach chair!
I love this pattern. I want to be Nancy Bush when I come back in a future life. But I do have a slight issue with my Eye of Partridge heel. On the first half of the heel flap, the contrast between the knit and slipped stitches is pronounced, and it's all texturey - waffley. On the second half, it's basically flat. I'm sure it has something to do with the tension on the working yarn as I work across my dpns, but I can't seem to vary it enough to make a difference. Any ideas?
And yes, they look great with my new ring. Everything does. Even the "dress scrubs" and "dress Timex" I wear to work!