Ever since I got laid off (about a month ago now) I've been back on the knitting bandwagon for sure. I've been picking up old projects and getting them finished left and right!
I started these socks over a year ago now. I knit almost the entire pair and then put them aside at some point, and don't even remember why anymore. When I pulled them back out a few weeks ago they had maybe 4 hours' worth of work left in them to be finished. How shameful! Why do I always put projects aside when they're this close to being done?!?! Sometimes I really don't understand myself.
Although, as I type this I realized that there is one positive from this habit: quick-to-finish old projects abound around here! I picked the second sock up and finished it in just a day, and earned an FO for it! That's kind of a nice bonus.
I'm super pleased with these socks and even managed to wear them once or twice before the weather switched this week. The fit on them is really great, and after I washed and blocked the leg a little looser, they became pretty much perfect in that regard. These are knit top-down with a standard slip-stitch heel flap, which is the sock shape that fits my feet the best.
I made these a bit longer in the leg than I usually do because the yarn is so gorgeous that I wanted to showcase it as best as possible. I wrote a post last year about how I figure out the longest I can make the sock leg, check it out if you're interested.
Pattern: Basic top-down sock with slip stitch heel, 60 sts around.
Yarn: 2 skeins Gypsy Girl Creations Transitions in color Viola Bouquet
Needles: US size 1
Started: January 26, 2012
Finished: April 1, 2013