I’ve got two finished pairs of socks to share this week: one for Andy and one for me.
After Andy dropped some hints that he wanted another pair of hand knit socks, I resigned myself to the fact that I could part with my Misti Alpaca sock yarn, even though it is luscious and made with alpaca, because it was the most masculine sock yarn I had in my stash. I know what you are thinking, “What?! You didn’t use this as an excuse to go buy more sock yarn?! You have betrayed the sisterhood.” I have. But shopping for sock yarn for myself (in colors I’ll like/wear) is more fun than picking out brown/gray/black yarn for a stinky boy. That’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it.
I winged the pattern, working toe up and just using a 3×1 ribbing so the sock wasn’t entirely stockinette stitch (boo! boring!). He likes them. Or at least he’s a good enough husband to tell me he likes them. It’s a little warm for him to wear wooly socks, so the real test will come when the weather gets cooler again. Either way, I think they came out nice and I still love the yarn – it’s one of my favorites to work with.