Tuesday, May 20, 2008

gift socks

I finished a pair of socks over the weekend. These are destined to be a gift, as they're a bit tight on my feet. I love the colors in the yarn (Mountain Colors Bearfoot in Mountain Tango), and it's fun to work with. I've done two pair of socks in Bearfoot, but neither have been for me. I did prowl around the Yarn Garden yesterday, hoping to find more, but they don't seem to carry it. I can't recall where I purchased this skein (I'll have to check the archives).

The pattern is based on the Swirly O Socks in the Knitters' Book of Yarn. I still haven't read the fiber information in the front of the book, but the patterns in there are really lovely. There are a couple more things that I'll work on soon, but right now I'm trying to figure out what socks to cast on next. I've got lots of varigated socks yarns, but no inspiration for a pattern for them. Perhaps I should take the plunge and try something from New Pathways for Sock Knitters?


Anonymous said...

Those socks are the epitome of spring. Bright, colorful, cheerful and beautiful.

I got "trapped" in my room the other day and started reading the Knitters Book of Yarn. There's actually some great stuff there ... especially if you're going down the spinning slope.

Nora said...


I think we should both take the plunge and try something from New Pathways...