Sunday, December 16, 2007

Seasonal Sockage

I swear I didn't plan it this way. I cast on a bunch of socks last fall, and they've been sitting by my desk, waiting patiently for a few odd minutes here and there. These just happened to come off the needles this month.

The yarn is by Liza Souza, in the Little Devil colourway. I won it in a contest on Aija's blog a while ago. (Thanks again, Aija!)

I wasn't really expecting it to stripe -- very cool! The yarn is wonderfully soft merino and a joy to knit with.

The colours have a slight variegation within both the red and the black, which kind of helps to relieve the Wally effect, although it doesn't completely eliminate it. :-)

The yarn. although on the fine side, comes in humongous 560 yard hanks, and I had a whack of it left over. If you're knitting for someone with big feet, this would be a great choice.

This little beauty is from Jessie over at A Piece of Vermont. It's her Weybridge Blend, 60% Romney/Corriedale, 20% Mohair and 20% Alpaca. It's not soft like merino, but it has a great woolly feel as you knit it. This blend in a sport weight yarn gives a nice, toasty-warm sock, which is just what I need now that winter seems to be here in full force.

Jessie does wonderful subtle colourways. This one is no exception. She calls it Rosemary, and it's a wonderful silvery green with smudges of other greens thrown in.

These will need to be hand washed, so I knitted in a little reminder of that.

The weather outside is frightful, but my feet feel so delightful!

I was hoping to share some pictures of the winter wonderland out there, but it's still just a bit wild for that at the moment. Instead, please accept this knit blog version of a Christmas tree.