During one of the previous knitting meet ups with my local pals, I had a chance to look at Ingrid's New Pathway for Sock Knitters. What a mind boggling array of new sock architectures! One day, when I'm not so work-tired, I might invest in the book and attempt one of those techniques but right now, the old pathway is the way to go for me.
Figure 8 cast on 16 stitches, increase until the sock fit my around the foot (in this case, 52 st) and then mindless stocking stitch, my favourite no-wrap short-row heel and more stocking stitch, ribbing and sewn cast off.
Ta-da. A new pair of tall socks for JY. Aren't they lovely?
JY has not been able to take them off during the nights and the socks have been keeping her feet warm this past cold winter. I wish there was more self-patterning or striping yarn in my sock stash for more socks like these.
Details: 1 ball of Patons Self Patterning yarn and some Sundara sock yarn leftover from this pair Mad Color Weave socks. Clover size 1 needles.
So I got 2 pairs done this year. Time to think of the March pair.
And the crochet slipper found her mate too. I'm going to give them to eldest sil. A recap, the pattern is from this Japanese pattern book, the yarn is Brown Sheep Handpaint Originals in the Sunbaked Earth colourway, and I used size 8/0 hook.
There are a few more small FOs that are still not yet photographed. On top of that are lots visits to the frog pond visits. Next post, maybe.