Last Friday being Daffodil Day took precedence over my usual FO Friday post. Here it is instead for you…
I mentioned in my February Round-up post that I had put a pair of socks back into circulation. Amazingly, this was the first time I’d ever shown these socks to you! I hadn’t even put them up on Ravelry, til now.
They are “Embossed Leaves” from Favorite Socks, published by Interweave Press. I don’t remember when I knit them – that information is lost in the mists of time (which sounds more lyrical than “my brain”) but I think it was around this time of year in 2009. I did a lot of knitting that year that I never really blogged about – or maybe it was 2008! Details shme-tails!
I absolutely loved these socks: loved knitting them; loved wearing them. I knit them in 10 days – that much I *do* remember! I also remember that I left out the last repeat on the foot to make them the perfect length. The special thing about this patten is that the design of the star-toe, which finishes the final leaf shapes on the foot. A design-feature which prevented me from trying to reverse engineer them as toe-up socks. For once I was forced to stick to the pattern.
The yarn is Bergère de France Cho’7 – an absolutely fabulous sock-yarn. This is gorgeously soft to the touch but wore like iron. I was highly taken-aback when I wore through one toe. This is the fault of the sticky-up-ness of my right big-toe, not the yarn.
So they languished for at least six months in a holey, unwear-able state. You may remember one of the promises I’ve made to myself this year is that I’ll put socks back into circulation by darning them. This was my first crack at it and I succeeded. Darning is a challenge for me, and something I put off forever. I used the deadline of the Sock-a-Month KAL to spur me to action. A bit cheaty from the point of view of the KAL but it worked as a motivator for me. I am re-united with my first love in socks.