It’s been several weeks of very little knitting activity because of a house move and lack of internet. Boy! I never thought I would feel not having internet that much; not that I spend that much time on the web anyway 😉, but I really did miss it.
To the business of this glorious Friday (18 deg Celsius in this part), I have two finished socks, yay! How I went from completely avoiding them to knitting several already this year is beyond me. They are the Kia Socks for my two youngests (is there even a word like that?). The pattern is a free one on Ravelry by Dawn Henderson, and was a curious knit since I didn’t exactly enjoy the experience of knitting my first pair a couple of years ago (nothing to do with the pattern, it was the fingering weight yarn and tiny needles that gave me a fright).
The main yarn is Drops Fabel while the contrasting yarn (cuff, heel and toe) is Lana Gross Meilenweit, both dug out of quite deep stash. They were enjoyable knits, and I’m glad I decided to give sock knitting it another try.
For the pair above, I used Cat Bordhi’s Padded Sweet Tomato Heel instead of heel flap and gusset in the pattern, and I really love the fit as it moulds the heel.
I liked the pattern so much I knitted another pair for his older brother (another reason is things are done in pairs around here as one would like the same thing as the other).
This pair has the heel flap and gusset prescribed in the pattern, and it wasn’t difficult after-all.
Since I was on socks roll, I then cast on the Enduring Hearts Socks by my dear friend Yarnstylist on Ravelry, and should have that finished for next time. I just love the textured hearts created by simple knits and purls, really adorable. It’s not quite finished but it’s almost there, hence the feature 😁.
For all my new-found likeness for these cute patterns, I found knitting after the gusset increases a bit weird on magic loop. I just might try double-pointed needles next time, since I have a beautiful set from Knitpro begging to be put to some use..
Wishing you all a happy weekend.