Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Finished: Hypocrisy Socks

Thanks so much for all the great comments on my last post. It's always a little scary to write personal posts; it's harder to hit "publish" for some posts than others. Anyway, on to today's fun reveal. 

I think I've made it pretty clear over time that I'm not into things that are matchy or cutesy. Mother-daughter styles kinda creep me out.  So it is with a deep sense of hypocrisy that I present my latest socks...

... which match Sriracha, my new knit dragon. I love them! Dragon and socks.

In my defense, I picked out the Toshsock for this project before Phin picked out the very same yarn for Sriracha.  In the end, it made sense to buy 2 skeins since I'll be able to squeeze out a pair of socks from the remaining yarn.

Following my new sock philosophy of "more socks, more quickly," I wanted to make simple, but not plain, socks.  So I used Cookie A's Monkey pattern, which fit the bill and has been popular since it's release. I finished these in about three weeks of commuting to and from the office.

The pattern is written for top-down knitting, but was a cinch to flip and knit toe-up.  This allowed me to used the cast on, toe and heel that I like best (details here), and the Monkey lace pattern for the sock body.  

Overall, these were a quick and easy knit and make an attractive sock. Thanks to Carol S for suggesting the pattern. And Toshsock is very nice to wear. I think these will be sturdy and cosy for a long time.

Are you knitting anything? 


Clio said...

That's quite a kitchen towel! LOL

Clio said...

Cool socks, and matching the dragon is not so awful, after all you don't wear a dragon.
I am knitting socks, as I am addicted to them - and a cardigan, and a rug, because I am fickle.

Clio said...

im suck at knitting and I'm aweee of everyones amazing knitting skills. Im knitting a sample blanket...

Clio said...

Hence my decision to call it a "baby blanket" instead. Or maybe it will end up as a bathmat ... knitter's choice!