I've been a busy knitter lately and have three pairs of socks (and one single!) to show for it. I can't believe I've finished so many socks in a few weeks' time.
First up is my first pair of socks for my boyfriend:
I knit these out of contrasting colors of Knit Picks Swish DK -- an enjoyable yarn to knit with. I hope they hold up well. I'm hoping these socks come in handy on our trip to the Pacific Northwest in a few months!
The second pair looks a bit like these -- same yarn, different colors. I won't show them here because they're a Christmas gift for my mom, and she reads this (hi, mom!).
The next pair is one for me -- woohoo! These have been on the needles for an embarrassing length of time -- 19 months. I started them in December 2007 on a trip to Pittsburgh. Oof. The yarn (Brown Sheep Wildfoote) was not pleasant to work with - I found it to be very splitty, so I always put these at the bottom of my knitting to-do list. Since they took so long to finish ... you can see I had some gauge issues:
Oh well! They're just socks for me, and I don't mind how "unique" they are. The yarn got a bit softer after a soak in wool wash, so I'm hopeful they'll become part of my regular rotation
Last, but definitely not least, here is something hot off the needles:
I knit this Trekking 100 sock in five days. YIKES. That is a record for me. I love, love, love rainbow-y yarns, and this is no exception. It's really thin, and I was afraid it would be splitty, but I haven't found that to be the case at all. Its mate is already on the needles. I don't think I'll finish it in five days' time, but I hope to have another finished pair to show soon!