Since I finished my sweater and my Christmas knitting, I haven’t posted anything about my knitting. For me winter means wool socks and I’m knitting as many pairs as possible. Granted, sock knitting can be a tad boring, but they are a great no-brainer knit during the Olympics or when binge watching House of Cards, for example.
Another sure way to beat sock knitting boredom is with fantastic exciting yarn! I’m on a jacquard yarn bender! Much like self-striping yarn, this yarn actually makes a repeating pattern of dashes, checks and stripes. How cool is that? And is it ever addicting, I just can’t wait to see what’s coming onto my needles next. I know, I’m easily amused. The pink and blue skeins, above, and the socks below are Regia Super Jacquard. The yarn is sadly discontinued but you can find it if you search on etsy or ebay.
I love how these turned out! The yarn is a super wash wool blend, not too soft but not itchy either. I use Susan Anderson’s pattern called How I Knit My Socks. In fact, she’s the culprit that turned me on to this yarn. Enabler.
The yarn above is called Luxury Sock by Loops & Threads. It’s a blend of super wash merino wool, nylon and cashmere. Yummy! I bought 2 balls at Michael’s on sale.
I mean really, how can that patch-worky looking ball of yarn transform into a beautiful jacquard sock? Come to think of it, knitting itself still amazes me. I’m always saying things like this to my husband, “Look! This was a ball of yarn and now it’s SOCKS. I did that!” It’s pretty darn amazing, don’t you think?