Knitting at the lake is my favorite. My mom and both sisters-in law knit, so there is always someone to join me with yarn and needles on the dock, the porch, or dining room table.
I’ve been on a sock kick lately after marginal success with prior sock knitting attempts. My buddy, Susan Anderson posted her basic sock pattern recently and it has been just the nudge I needed. In fact, I bought the yarn I knit these socks with, from Yarntini, after seeing Susan’s years ago.
I love the pink, brown and white combo. It reminds me of neopolitan ice cream! I was surprised at how the striping turned out. I had thought that it would’ve made more distinct stripes (like Susan’s) rather then so blendy. But I love how they turned out anyway. Super soft and comfy. Too bad it is 99 degrees out today. I’d like to wear them now!
I found this photo of the skein from a blog post back in 2008. Why did I let this yarn languish in my stash for so long?
I highly recommend trying out Susan’s sock pattern. It’s what finally made socks “click” for me! I knit one pair as per her stockinette instructions and then the pair above making the leg a 2×2 ribbing. Check out her Kitchener Stitch video for closing the toe. Best one I’ve seen for the dreaded stitch that really isn’t so bad.