It's a little hard to capture the texture of the socks, which is a simple "v" created by purl bumps. The pattern is the Traditional Gansey Socks from Wendy Johnson's Socks from the Toe Up; I used some hand-dyed yarn from a friend of mine here in town (it's a very soft fingering-weight MCN). I ended up using the Russian Bind-Off instructions from the book. I also accidentally worked a stockinette heel flap on the first sock and slip-stitch heel flap on the second sock...and somehow didn't notice it til they were both done. Oops!
Huron Mountain Socks in Trekking Pro Natura and The Wool Dispensary Useful Stimulant that have been on the needles since mid-June. They fit perfectly and I'm so glad I knit a second pair of these for myself (the first pair I knit was a holiday gift last year). Looking forward to having warm toes all winter long!
The timing couldn't be better, too - it's time to kick my holiday knitting into overdrive, plus I'm joining in the Jelly Beans Sock KAL in the Green Mountain Spinnery Group. This is my first time knitting with their yarns and I am so excited!
Working on lots of socks makes me think of this Dum Dum Girls song:
Check out other inspiring FO projects over at the Tami's Amis blog today. Happy FO Friday!