I've finished my Winters Frost socks by This Handmade Life.
They were a pleasure to knit. I decided to give magic loop another try, I usually use double pointed needles when knitting socks, but I always think it's good to master different techniques. Once I'd got into the rhythm of using the circular needle I found it quite easy. I'm not sure if magic loop will become my sock knitting method of choice as I do still prefer double pointed needles but I'm pleased to have given it a go and succeeded. I managed to sort the ladder issue I had out too. Sometimes ladders appear in the fabric between the end of one needle and the start of another when knitting in the round. I struggled a bit with this at the start but it's no longer a problem.
I love the colour of these socks. The colourway is The Goblin's Revenge by Paper Stories, though I don't think this dyer is in business any more. Mick bought me the yarn for Christmas 2017 so it was time it was knitted up into something lovely.
Now it's time to get on and finish the other pair of socks which have been on my needles for some time.
Those socks look so lovely! I'm sure the wearer is going to enjoy them ☺️ReplyDelete
I'm keeping these for myself, I love them too much to give them away.Delete
Love the colour of the yarn, I really like the subtle variation in the colour. I want to make more socks and have bought a few skeins to make some.ReplyDelete
I think the colour of this yarn is so beautiful, I just love it. I don't wear any socks other than hand knit these days, I much prefer them to anything else.Delete
They're lovely. I tired knitting with DPNs recently and got in such a muddle, it was a disaster! I will try again at some point, I don't like to be defeated.ReplyDelete
I still have wool in my stash from 2017 too!
I find dpns really easy to use, they just need getting used to. Perhaps you'd find magic loop easier. I've got wool in my stash from years ago, I should endeavour to use it before buying more but that's easier said than done.Delete
Lovely socks Jo, yarn and pattern and so neat on magic loop. I have just bought some dpns to try for sock knitting as I usually use magic loop! Not long now until we can start opening the advent yarn, my first LFY advent swap, I am so excited!ReplyDelete
I still prefer knitting socks on dpns rather than magic loop but that's probably just because that's what I'm used to. I will use magic loop again though. I can't believe that December's just two days away. I'm taking part in the LFY advent swap for the first time too, I can't wait to start opening the packages.Delete
The colour is beautiful for a cold almost December day.ReplyDelete
The colour is very autumnal.Delete
They are very lovely... Love the design, which runs down the outside!ReplyDelete
Ohhh, the color is The Goblin's Revenge!!! LOVE that!!!!!
Yarn dyers come up with some great colourway names. I love this sock design, easy to knit but enough interest to keep the knit from becoming boring.Delete
They're lovely and such a festive shade of red. XReplyDelete
I might use these as my Christmas Day socks this year, they do seem very festive.Delete
They're beautiful, Jo. The colour is gorgeous and how the dyers come up with such imaginative names! You've such a talent for knitting socks. Best, Jane xReplyDelete
I love them. I think it's the colour which does it for me, Mick chose well.Delete
They do look nice, such a lovely colour.ReplyDelete
Enjoy wearing them.
All the best Jan
My sock drawer is ready for replenishing so I'm pleased to have some new socks to add to it, especially ones I love so much.Delete
Jo they are just so beautiful... I love when color and pattern bloom into the perfect knit up!ReplyDelete
I think the pattern and yarn work so well together, they were a joy to knit.Delete
Lovely, warm color, and so soft looking. Your talent amazes me. P. xReplyDelete
They're a lovely colour for winter, I shall enjoy wearing them.Delete
Those are gorgeous! I wish I had that talent! xoDianaReplyDelete
I've been knitting since I was a young child, admittedly with a very long break in between putting my needles down in my teens and picking them up again.Delete
Love the socks & have just had a quick catch up on your last few posts & seem to have the same trouble as you seeing cross stitch fabric holes. Look forward to see how you tackle the problem. Have a lovely weekend, take care & huggles.ReplyDelete
I'm pleased to have got the socks off the needles at last, they've turned out so well and I really love them. I definitely need some sort of magnifier for my cross stitch.Delete
Such a Christmassy colour. BeautifulReplyDelete
I really love this colour, Mick did so well with his choice.Delete
They are lovely, fabulous colour.xxxReplyDelete
They're one of my favourites of all the socks I've knit.Delete
Gorgeous socks! LOVE that colorway!ReplyDelete
I'm really pleased with them. They're so snuggly and squishy too.Delete