Yarn: Misti Alpaca's Hand Paint Sock Yarn, Colorway #08 "Marino."
Needles: US 2 DPN
Oh, the high of finishing your first pair of hand-knit socks!
In Knitter World, socks seem to be one of those projects that you have to try. A true knitter doesn't NOT knit socks. But all that jargon--gussets, heel flaps, insteps--has intimidated me for years and I have only looked on wistfully at other knitters' beautifully-crafted foot encasements.
"Someday," I would say, "after I'm finished with my current project, I'm going to give socks a go."
But "Someday" kept getting pushed back in favor of projects that had to be finished immediately.
I bought the yarn for these socks in September of 2009, after lamenting about my sock fears to an understanding yarn shop owner. She placed a beginner's sock pattern in my hands and inflated my knitting confidences with assurances of socks "being super easy" and sent me on my merry way, only pausing to swipe the ol' debit card to pay her for her
A pair of handknit dress socks will soon be in-the-works for Michael. Yay for socks!