Sunday, April 22, 2012

¡Ole!

These socks look very springy, but today’s weather is anything but – highs in the 40s and rainy.  We need the rain so I won’t complain.  I’ve started washing my wool sweaters for off-season storage but they’re not all done yet, so I can break out wool again if I need to! Luckily, I took these photos yesterday, before the rain blew in.IMG_1172

These are plain vanilla socks in Knit Picks Felici yarn (fingering weight) in the colorway “Matador” (now discontinued – I’m not sure how long it has been in my stash).  I love the tonal look – but it was REALLY hard to find the color changes between some of these stripes.  So hard, in fact, that I gave up on making these socks identical.  Did you notice that they are fraternal?  It’s most obvious when you look at the heels:IMG_1174 Because my Felici socks have seemed a bit on the baggy side recently, I knit this over 60 stitches (I had been doing 64 before) and indeed, they fit S1’s feet very nicely.  I worked my usual afterthought heel.  A nifty thing about this colorway is that it goes equally well with red and orange.

1 comment:

Steven said...

Matching both red and orange is hard. But this does it, that's for sure. Muy bueno.