ETA: The story behind the Socks in Trees title, actually the main reason why....Sheri received her socks today. Yes, my friends, I mean "the" Sheri of Loopy Ewe fame. Yeah, of all pals, I get one with her own LYS! I was a little bit nervous to say the least, not for knitting the socks, but finding just the right yarn. Pressure I put on myself to try to find something different.
She started the Socks in Trees photo shoots for customers to post their FO's of the yarns purchased there. This skein wasn't purchased there, because at the time of my purchase she didn't carry Wollmeise. So you can read the story on how I was a bit freaked out when I found out she was going to start a pair of socks on her vacation with it.
Many thanks to UK pal LM for *cough* enabling me with the Wollmeise, I'm finding it hard not to sell all my yarn and buy more! See, even I get enabled....I just pass it on! ;)
Hey Mikey, I think she likes them :) (remember that Life cereal commercial?)
Ok, WIP it Thursday tomorrow!
The reason for the socks in the trees...well a few, one of them being that it was the only good light I could get this morning!
Sockapalooza 4 Socks are done and are on their way to my pal. She should get them later this week so check back here for the reveal!! I just hope they are not too big! Eeeek!
Wollmeise Sockenwolle in Versuchskaninchen Colorway
(I don't think I told her it means Guinea Pig, hehe, yep she's the first person out of my house I've knit socks for...so it is fitting ;)
Broad Spiral Ribbing pattern from MSKS
US 2 (3.0mm) Knitpicks classic circs.
The inside view, adjusted to see the colors better! They don't match, but are pretty close IMHO!
This yarn is different to knit with, it has tiny plies that sometimes get out of order (not much!)
But let me tell you, the knitted fabric is unbelievably soft and squishy. It was my first time knitting with black yarn, yikes, my eyes!
A close up of the gusset, ribbing pattern. The real true colors!
This was my first garter edge heel flap, thanks RosiG for letting me know I was picking up the stitches for the gusset correctly. I like the pattern, easy to remember, especially if you have to tink a row to see where you are...um..did I do that??? nah!
My pal is lucky they are too big for me...I'd keep them. They are so soft. This was my first swap that I knit socks for. My thoughts on that will be at the reveal. Not bad thoughts...I just can't say anything else ;) don't want to give it away now!!
Off to knit on a few neglected WiP's!!
See ya Wednesday!