Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sunday Knitting

What better remedy for a dreary day than a pair of bright orange socks?

These are the Milo Socks from Cookie A.'s Sock Innovation. Like most of her patterns it's fairly complex, but the instructions are clear. The Lorna's Laces yarn is wonderful. I have no idea how frequently I will wear bright orange socks but I'm sure I'll enjoy them even if it's just hanging around the house.

For reasons I cannot explain, it took me five months to knit the first sock and about two weeks to knit the second.

I love the pattern of X's and O's running down the back of the socks. 

In my haste, I forgot to add a second strand of yarn for reinforcement when working the heel of the second sock. So when I finished, I went back and very patiently duplicate stitched the heel. I hate duplicate stitch and I'm terrible at it, and I'm sure I managed to skip some rows. But it's still better than nothing, and much better than doing lots of darning later.

That is one cheerful looking gusset.

I've been working on these socks for so long, I've felt a little lost in the few days since I finished. But I'm sure I'll find something to fill the hole they've left in my knitting life.

1 comment:

ingrid said...

What beautiful socks! I love wearing funky socks or bright socks. I figure my boring all black/brown/blue outfits can use a bit of punch peeking out between my cuff and shoe. I always smile when I see a flash of someone else's socks on the subway - polka dots, bright red, elaborate cables. As long as you don't feel you have to dress in head to toe orange to match, I think the addition of your snazzy socks will make any outfit shine.