Some of you may have heard me mention my selfish knitting tendencies. How my knitting and I form such a tight bond, I have a hard time letting go. So if you are reading this and I have knit for you, you should know…that’s love. True knitter’s love.
Toasty Toes is the first knit exchange I have joined and while I am excited to take part, I can see the potential for tragedy. You see, I think I am in love with my pal’s socks.
This wasn’t anything I planned. It just happened. I think they had me at the Picot edge. So. Cute. The pattern is Lombard Street, designed by Susan and found in the most recent MagKnits. The yarn is Koigu KPM in this great steel blue color. I love mostly solid color yarns for socks–slight variations in the color give it an added dimension that I love.
My only worry about these socks is that there is not a lot of give in the fabric so I am holding my breath over sizing. I am on gauge though so hopefully I will be okay. Once I turn the heel I will try it on and make sure I can get it over my ankle–so let’s just hope they fit shall we? The only thing more tragic then the fact that I have to give these up, would be if they didn’t fit my pal. As much as I love the socks, I want her to be happy more.
The following 10 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
well, i can’t really blame you for your ‘crush’ it is a lovely pattern and the yarn looks gorgeous! :0) x
They are so pretty. Maybe for me?!?
I can never give knitted stuff away. Just can’t do it.
Lovely. You know, I have a relatively small foot. Just sayin’.
what a great pairing of yarn and pattern! i can see why you like them so!
I have pretty small and skinny feet :), we definitely do not want you to go through all that trouble to have to rip it out, lol 🙂
*sigh* I can see why your in love with your sock! Great yarn and pattern match.. your pal is very lucky
How did you find out about the exchange? It sounds like something I’d enjoy.
Ooh, even before I read your post I was thinking, “I really like the picot edge. Maybe I’ll have to try that with the next pair of socks I make myself.”
I’ll keep my fingers crossed for the recipient having legs and feet that fit the socks.
I just found your site from Amanda’s. I see that you made the Molly Ringwald top — do you still like it? Do you think it can be worn alone or do you need a top underneath it? Thanks for your help!