9 August 2008
They're finished at last. the Hedera socks, from Knitty, blogged previously here.
I love them. The lace is stretchy and, well, lacy, but warm and pretty at the same time.
If I were to knit the pattern again (and I might do, in a solid coloured yarn next time) I'd make the heel flap a couple of rows shorter as it's a tad long for my foot, and I'd do a few pattern repeats on the leg to make them longer; two things that other people have commented on Ravelry, so I'm not alone in that thinking.
These have been my Handbag Project for ages now. You know, the small portable knitting project that fits into your bag so you can knit it at odd moments of the day, in your lunch hour, at bookgroup, waiting at the school gate, etc. And although I have plenty (!) of other knitting on the needles right now, I'm feeling the urge to cast on for a new pair of socks just to fill that empty space in the corner of my handbag.
Pattern: Hedera, from Knitty
Needles: 2.25mm DPNS
Yarn: undyed 'Elizabeth' sock yarn from Live2Knit, hand dyed by me.