So I got word this morning that Allison received her Toasty Toes socks from me. She sent me the nicest thank you email ever and I am so pleased that she likes them–honestly, you can’t imagine how relieved I am. So without further ado, here are the socks:
I was so excited about completing the second sock that I immediately washed them. Kind of dumb since I now don’t have a pretty on-my-foot picture of the finished pair. I finished them last week Tuesday. They took two days to dry fully and I sent them off last Thursday along with a few other goodies. I am so thrilled I finished on time. I am also thrilled with how the socks came out.
I have long admired the Petticoat Socks from Weekend Knitting. When I was faced with having to find a new sock pattern after I realized the Lombard Street socks weren’t going to work, I immediately thought of this one. I love the way the picot edge curves at the top of the sock. I also find the lace pattern really pleasing. Can’t really tell you why but I love it.
Pattern: Petticoat Socks
Source: Weekend Knitting
Yarn: Plain and Fancy Wool, single-ply sport weight, Avocado
Needles: US 3 dpns
Notes: I loved the way the greens in this yarn had such subtle differences of color. It also slightly varies in thickness which adds a different texture to the sock. I also LOVE the toe. Again, it is very pleasing.
The verdict–I like them and will likely make myself a pair in the future. They are very comfortable and warm and pretty. I couldn’t be happier with my pal and had a lot of fun reading her blog–getting to know someone while knitting them socks. What a cool experience. I have to admit to some intimidation though. I mean she runs Simply Socks Yarn Company. Not only is it a yarn store…but a SOCK yarn store. Honestly. Talk about being thrown in the fire for my first exchange. But I think I came out okay and will certainly do another exchange in the future. What fun.
I did get an email saying that the socks intended for me are a little delayed so I will show those when I get them. I don’t mind the delay at all. It was fun enough to make and send out the socks I made. I can wait. So since the socks were completed, I have been back to sweater knitting. Forecast is up first. I am thinking it could be done this weekend–finally. I have been loving getting back into sweater knitting. I have several sweater projects that I want to get done before the year ends. More on that later.
The following 15 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
Oooh, nice green socks! I always forget to take a picture of mine before I wash them!
Who WOULDN’T love those socks! Those greens are perfect. Can’t wait to see your Forecast.
It’s so weird to be wearing the socks right now as I read about them!
And can I just say to everyone who has been envying these socks- Neener neener. heh.
What lovely socks. Allison is one lucky girl! Such a lovely, lovely color!
Beautiful! What a wonderful gift to give someone, even if it was set up in an exchange.
Beautiful socks! Allison is one lucky girl – if a bit shamefully gleeful! 😉
What a wonderful birthday your family planned for you! I’m so happy for you. The socks are pretty and I know you must be relieved to be finished. 🙂
Allison is so funny with her neener-neener.
The socks are amazing Erin – I think I’ll have to go and buy that book just to make that pair of socks!
beautiful – truly beautiful.
They are beautiful! And it looks like you had nothing to be nervous about — the yarn, the color, the pattern — all perfectly put together and executed!
Shades of olive green (how it shows up on my monitor) are not normally anywhere near the top of my favorite color list, but I really like the colors & pattern on those socks. Yes, I am avocado with envy. LOL! Neener. Neener.
Lovely! The pattern and the yarn work wonderfully together, great job : )
Lovely socks! How much (in terms of yardage) did it take to knit those socks? The pattern suggests 3 skeins of 225yds, which seems like a lot! Thanks!
I LOVE!!!! those socks. Beautiful patter, and that yarn is perfect. Great job!
Sorry, meant pattern, with the n. He he.
The socks are so pretty! I want a pair. 🙂