The best socks in the world.
Well, it’s over. I have officially knit the best socks ever. Objectively, they’re also representative of my best craftsmanship too. I started with a beautiful yarn in stunning colors, wonderful and smooshy and perfect, and I totally winged a pair of knee socks that fit me like a glove. I’m so happy I almost can’t deal. Let’s do pictures, shall we?
(Side note: It is really hard to take pictures of your own feet, so I had to do it on my bed. Please forgive the lack of professionalism in these photos and just look at the pretty socks.)
Are they not SO AWESOME??? I love that the spectrum is skewed towards blues, greens, and purples, because those are my favorites. The yarn is from Fab Funky Fibres (from whence so many lovely things come) in the colorway “The Big One,” which is a 24-stripe rainbow of amazingness. Be warned, if you wish to purchase some for yourself, that it is a luxury item and it is priced like one. Each skein is hand dyed, and with so many colors it’s very labor intensive. I bought it with my birthday money this year 😛
I did a contrast cuff, heel, and toe because I like all my stripes being roughly the same width. I didn’t get to continue that the whole way up my leg, because I have majorly huge calves and I had to increase to fit them (Sheesh, thanks dad. Of course I couldn’t inherit mom’s slender calves.) I also don’t like how most heels in self striping yarn interrupt the striping pattern, and with stripes of such utter fabulousness I didn’t want even the slightest interruption. There’s slightly more than two repeats of the rainbow on each leg, and I used every bit of the self striping yarn, and most of the 50g skein of black as well.
Aren’t they just so happy? I feel like the dark, grey winters really suck the life out of me, but having something so bright, colorful, and happy will really help I think. I also am firmly of the opinion that hand knit socks are lucky (which is why I recently knit my Grandpa a pair) and I feel like these are so beautiful that they must be extra lucky. You better believe I’m wearing them for the final I’m most worried about. I love them. They’re now officially my favorite socks, and my sixth pair that I’ve knit for myself. I’ve been trying to fill my sock drawer with hand knit wool socks for the winters, because no matter what I do my toes seem to be cold. I’ll admit, part of why I love the new dresser that my parents got me when I moved to NYC is that it has two small drawers at the top that fit rolled-up socks perfectly so I can display my preciouses 😛 These will make my drawer look like a jewel box, and I’m excited. Now on to the next pair!!!
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