Sue’s socks

The best thing about knitting small projects is that they’re finished so quickly. I love that feeling of elated righteousness that comes with finishing a project. And with socks and hats and things, I get that feeling nice and often.

So here is another FO for you to gawp at and for me to preen about: the socks I’ve been knitting for my mother in law, Sue.

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If you’re on Ravelry, you can read the project details here. They’re made of 100% New Zealand wool (the same sort as Dad’s socks, actually) in a rather shocking shade of turquoise. My camera has enhanced the colour, but only slightly—they really are quite bright.

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The pattern is a waffle rib, and they were knit top-down with a heel-flap heel. DK-weight wool makes for very quick sock knitting, and is more appropriate for house socks I think—the extra thickness keeps you warmer in bed, and cushions those little tootsies when you’re padding about the house.

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I think Sue will like them, and they will definitely brighten up dull winter days.

Now I can get onto the next pair of socks on my list—whew!—with any luck they’ll all be done before winter’s over.

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