Thursday, January 6, 2011
One Sock, Two Sock, Green Socks
Gauge for this particular yarn for me was: 4.75 stitches and 5.94 rows = 1 inch on the US 6 needles. I started the first sock on January 4, 2011 and it is finished. What does this tell you? Super quick.
It does create a thicker sock but, this isn't a problem for my DH. He told me he loves the first one and can't wait for the second one to be finished. Ladies if your man has a huge foot, get out the worsted wool and start knitting. It drives me crazy to knit him a pair of socks for that size 12 foot. I was able to do the 2 inch cuff that he wanted and it didn't take me days to complete. Just a couple of hours. Now, I can use up stash yarn to knit socks for the big footed people in my family. I have to do a stash dig later and see what other colors I can come up with.
The color of the yarn is Mallard. I love how neat it looks knit up. I saw it from a swatch card I had bought and thought, it was awesome looking. When Elann had a full bag sale, that is when I struck. I am always looking for a great yarn sale. :) I live for yarn sales, they are almost as great as a shoe sale. Nothing beats a shoe sale when you can get a beautiful pair of shoes for $5. That is the best feeling in the world! This is the number one reason why I miss Marshall Field's...they had killer shoe sales.
Posted by Laura Neal at 8:52 PM