As an antidote to the year+-long project that was Emily and Dale’s blanket, I’m whipping through some smaller projects now. I recently finished a baby sweater for some friends who are due at the end of the month with their first baby (blog post coming after the baby arrives and they’ve seen the sweater). I also recently finished some worsted-weight socks for myself (pattern: Horcrux Socks), out of Cleckheaton Country Silk 8-ply, which is a really nice yarn I discovered at Stitch House several years ago (my stash, I am trying to knit through it, before I acquire any more yarn, so lots of it is several years old). Sadly, this yarn has now been discontinued. But it makes lovely, warm socks, and I’m glad I finished them in time for the blizzard this weekend.
As usual, I was incapable of following the pattern as written (where’s the fun in that??) so I made the lace section longer, and narrowed the sock so it fit my foot better (which meant winging the heel… always fun and exciting!).
Best of all, I get to keep them. I think this is the first pair of socks I’ve made that I’m actually keeping instead of giving away.