It's way too early, but spring has sprung here. Flowers are blooming that shouldn't make their appearance for another 4-6 weeks, and the magnolia trees are magnificent!
What better way to welcome spring than with a new pair of socks?
I keep meaning to write up instructions for these socks, basic as they are. I think this is my fifth or sixth pair since Christmas (a few haven't even made it to the blog yet). They fit, they're comfortable, the simple pattern works for striped or variegated yarn, and the knitting is mindless enough for the sort of take-along project you can pick up and put down at a moment's notice. I started another pair today at the park after school, in fact.
I have to say, the short-row heel is growing on me. I'm not a total convert yet, but the fit is quite nice, and it really does work better than a traditional heel flap for self-striping yarns.
Pattern: My own basic sock recipe, which I will write up someday and post here for free.
Yarn: Knitpicks Felici (fingering weight 75/25 wool/nylon blend) in the color "Aquamarium," less than 100g for the pair. I may have enough left over to make a pair for Anya, but I'll have to weigh it to be sure.
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