Saturday, 5 June 2010

'Crocus' Socks

Hand knitted socksIt's been a bit warm for knitting and that's why it's taken me so long to complete this pair. The pattern is 'Crocus' from - yes, you guessed it - Wendy D. Johnson's wonderful 'Toe-Up Socks For Every Body'.

Hand knitted socksThe yarn is Smoothie Sock in 'Pumpkin' from Artist's Palette Yarns and it was a joy to knit with. The stitch definition is really crisp which makes the lace look lovely.

Hand knitted socksI have no idea what my next sock project will be. Normally I'm about two pairs ahead of myself but I don't think I'll be casting on for another pair until I'm in Cambridge. I've got to pack up all of my knitting paraphernalia ready for the move. Hope I've got enough boxes .....


Fiona said...

My goodness. What fantastic knitting.

Laura said...

Thank you, Fiona! :o)


Caroline B said...

I just can't get enthusiastic about knitting socks which is a shame as I'd love to be wearing them if they looked like this! Another lovely pattern.

Laura said...

Caroline - I bet you'd make some amazing socks! I use the 2 circulars method. I find this much slicker and less fiddly than DPNs. I haven't attempted it (yet) but you can even knit 2 socks at once on circulars.

Laura x

Jolanda said..., amazing!!!! I like this colour and also the pattern. Fantastic work:-))


PatchworkRose said...

Love your Socks :-) Great Colour. I have Wendy's other book and just love the socks in there too. Looking forward to seeing the next pair. There is nothing like your own hand knit socks
Good Luck with the move.

Sue Doran said...

I have been admiring this pattern and had it in mind for my next project, it looks great knitted up in this colour. Am doing one of the others at the moment!