Monday, August 15, 2011

Boot socks!

Boot socks for me! I have been wearing the same old-school wool boot socks for the last 20 odd years. They are just beginning to wear out.

It's hard to find good warm wool socks locally, and when I do find them, they are made for men. I wanted to try knitting a pair, so I cast on 44 stitches of this Cestari Traditional Wool 3-ply, and made a sock using the Basic Sock Pattern from Ann Budd's Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns. Then I made another one. Using a heavier weight yarn made the knitting go quickly which is a great big plus for me, the world's slowest knitter.

Next time, I plan to make the leg longer, so that my calves stay warm too. I have 4930 yards of this Cestari yarn in my stash. That's a lot of socks.

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