Another FO, the last for a while, I think!
Pattern: Little Child's Sock from Vintage Socks
Started: 5th October
Finished: 7th November
Yarn: Violet Green Christobel Merino Sock
Mods: Knitted another four rows in pattern on the foot, to lengthen.
This was the October SKA knitting - texture. It was also meant to be the October Solid Socks knitting, but I failed to hit their deadline of finishing in October. The colour was purple.
Now in daylight, and fluorescent lighting it looks very purple, but in tungsten it looks very pink! It also looks pink in early gloomier light!
This is the daylight photo:
This is the early dim daylight photo
Such a difference!
The pattern is pretty easy. It's 2x2 ribbing, stocking stitch and double moss stitch.
The yarn is a sock yarn - merino wool/nylon blend, but it's very soft and I found it stretched out a bit when I had to drop stitches and reknit them. I think I'd use this yarn for other projects in future - scarves, shawls, mitts, even baby garments, as it doesnt' feel scratchy at all. Just not socks, unless they were baby or child's socks. Not to put anyone off, it would be wonderful for other things!
My other sock might be frogged - it's the Winter's Eve sock. It's the yarn, Austermann Step. It's not popping the stitches on the travelling cable pattern. I still want to knit these, but in a more springy yarn. After my wasted evening threading the beads on the yarn for the second sock I think I've had enough, no point in knitting them if I hate the knitting part! I shall put them away for a few weeks, but I suspect they are for the frogpile. Funny, I kntted the Gentleman's Lozenge sock in this very same yarn and that pattern looks good!