I have been determined to learn to knit socks for a couple of years. I finally took the plunge a few months ago with the book Toe-up-2-at-a-Time Socks. First allow me to say that these pictures are a rush job.
I know myself. If I wait until the pictures are good enough…you will never get an update.
The first pair: 100% merino wool. Too itchy. They drive me batty when I wear them. *sigh*
Third (and best) pair: The pattern is Seagrass and it looks nice and is very easy to follow (even when people insist on talking to you while you are clearly focused on knitting. HA). I used KnitPicks yarn “Comfy” and it is deliciously soft and cozy. My biggest goof on these was binding off too tightly. I can still get them on but it takes a bit of gentle coaxing. Lesson learned!
I went to a fiber arts fair with my daughter recently and I bought a delicious 1500yd skein of laceweight aplaca/silk. It is a lovely deep shade of purple. I am in the beginning stages of this shawl from a Fiber Trends pattern. I’m only using the center part of the pattern (the flowers) and am making it an oblong wrap which will be around 70″ long. Hopefully I will finish before winter.