I haven’t been home on Friday in awhile, and have been putting off posting about my Finish Offs (FOs) anyway since I have so few for the month of May. But since I am home for the next couple of Fridays, I thought I’d show off.
This is the first skein of club yarn from Cookie A’s sock club. It is String Theory Caper sock, which has been one of my favorite Merino/Cashmere/Nylon blends of fingering weight yarn. It’s yummy to work with. I was excited to receive this yarn because I had 3 other skeins and knew I could find another for the second pair of socks.
The pattern is called Ripple Leaf socks, and the patterns and colorway are inspired by Hawaii. I love the pattern on these socks, especially the way it crosses over the top of the foot. I am a fan of stockinette feet because they fit really nicely in shoes. These promised to be a bit tight, but I have learned over time that tight socks are nothing to be worried about, because inevitably knitted fabric will stretch. Everytime I opt to make one size larger, I regret it. These are a perfect fit.
This yarn is Hazel Knits Artisan sock in the colorway Pick Me. It was the club color for February. Hazel Knits Artisan has quickly become my favorite yarn. I love the colorways. Most of them are delicious semi-solids that provide excellent stitch definition and really show off patterns in their best light. Also, the base is perfect for socks. It’s soft and pleasant to knit with, but the little bit of nylon makes these hold up really well over time. Hazel Knits is one of the clubs I definitely plan to stick with for these reasons. I haven’t been disappointed with a colorway yet.
I used this yarn to knit Mona by Cookie A. for the Knit.sock.love April/May KAL. The pattern was simple and knit up very quickly, especially the second sock, which I think I almost finished in one day (knitting binge after dissertation).
These socks were also special enough to be featured on Hazel Knit’s blog! It feels awesome to have been chosen for such an honor.