Got my February socks done!
These are Broadripple in Patons Kroy Socks Stripes in "Krazy Stripes".Started them on Saturday afternoon, and finished them this evening (Thursday), and didn't knit at all on Saturday night. They went really fast.I altered the pattern by shortening the leg length to about 4 inches and used 3.5 needles because I didn't have any 3.25 mm as the pattern called for. This is my first pair of lace type socks -- I have only ever made stockinette stitch ones, so this was pretty exciting for me!
The pattern was really easy to learn, and I loved the colour scheme of this yarn, from my stash. The colours remind me of the Caribbean, ~ water, sun, and swaying palms (and sort of neat that the pattern is made up of waves ) ... anyhow, it helped as I knit to be thinking about drinking a margarita on a hot beach with palm trees for shade, and the refreshing warm ocean lapping on the beach! -- it has been really cold, snowy and icy over the past few days, and it was nice to think tropical for a change! Plus, the first time we went South, I had my hair done in cornrows on a beach, and the beads I picked were blue, lime and yellow (just like the socks) - so these socks did keep me warm while I knit them, and I had a lot of nice memories knit into them.
I am wearing them to work today ... not sure what I have that matches, but they are being worn! They fit perfectly! First time I've ever made one that fits well - I usually get impatient and make them a bit too short in the heel or foot, but this pair is perfect!