Yesterday I finally had enough time to finish my River Seine Socks! Ok, so it was during the student presentations in one of my History classes, but at this point I’m going to take advantage of anything I can get.
For those of you keeping score at home, these are By the Seine River socks. I really enjoyed this pattern! The lace was pretty mindless and easy, but it had a great effect. It was the perfect pattern for how crazy my life is right now. Oh, and, as per usual, I modded them to make them toe-up.
I ended up using exactly half of a 100g skein of Candy Skein Yummy (75% Merino, 25% Nylon) in the Butter Mints colorway. I will admit that this stuff isn’t exactly the softest yarn to knit with, although I’ve noticed that it does soften a little with washing. Still, it makes some hard-wearing fabric, which is EXACTLY what most of us are looking for in a sock yarn. Tami has outdone herself, as per usual, with the colorway. I’m usually not a huge pastel fan, but something about these colors are a little bit more grown up then the usual baby pinks and blues. I actually won this skein in a give-away, and I’m so so so so so thankful- it made some beautiful socks!
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Shhh- can’t stop now. I’m ready to turn the heel of my second sock! In case you’re wondering, they’re By the Seine River Socks in Candy Skein Yummy. I am loving how the pattern is meshing with the yarn. They’re tons of fun to knit, and I just can’t stop myself. More details when they’re finished- probably this Friday! For more. WIP Wed. posts, check out Tami’s.
Monday afternoon, I cast on a pair of socks. This is my first break for selfish knitting in a while, I am enjoying it so much. Honestly, it’s Wednesday, and I’m ready to turn the heel. That’s right- I’ve already done the toe, foot, and gusset. They’re practically flying off the needles!
Candy Skein Yummy in Butter Mint
I’m using some Candy Skein Yummy in the Butter Mints colorway- light pastels that still have Tami’s signature depth of color. I received it in a generous give-away, and I am so thankful for that! Since my feet are so tiny, I’m going to try to only use half of my 100g skein for the pair.
By the River Seine
The pattern is By the Seine River by Dona Knits, one of my favorite bloggers. I’ve been jealous of the pattern since it came out, so I’m really excited for the chance to knit it! Of course, I can’t knit a pattern without modding the heck out of it, so I’ve converted these socks to toe-up, using Judy’s Magic Cast On and my regular toe-up sock pattern.
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