The last pair of socks I made for my brother took more than two years (yikes). The most recent pair of socks took 13 days!
Yarn: Wisdom Yarns Endurance sock yarn in Meteorite colorway (about 90% of a skein), Loopy Ewe Solid Series in strawberry for the heels
US 2 needles
Knit: March 18-March 31, 2011
I picked up this yarn at the newest LYS in Virginia Beach because it reminded me of Ohio State colors, where my brother went to school. Thankfully it knit up in a pattern this is very pleasing to the eye! (I don't mind pooling on socks for myself, but for my brother, I'm more particular.) It was very reasonably priced ($9 for 437 yards), which is part of the reason I got it (since I'm trying to save my money for Maryland Sheep & Wool), but the quality was not great: A strand of ... something ... ran throughout and it didn't take the dye very well, so its whiteness stood out against the other colors at times. (This photo shows it a little bit better than the photo above.) Also, the twist wasn't great. I'm hopeful that the socks will hold up well over time, what with the nylon + polyester content.
The socks even made it to Ohio ahead of his birthday (which was Friday). Woohoo!
This is my ninth pair of socks for the year. I can't even believe it!