Plain Vanillas, Mixed Berries
Like a lot of knitters, I like to keep a pair of plain vanilla socks on the needles in my purse or backpack. I don't drive, so I have plenty of opportunities to knit on bus rides, waiting for the bus, waiting for appointments, and for classes to start (before I graduated, that is). These were my most recent On-the-go socks. pattern:
none, just plain ol' stockinette. Yarn:
Knitpicks Felici in Mixed Berries. Needles:
US 1 dpns.
This yarn is so
soft. If you haven't knit with Knitpicks sock yarn in a long time, I strongly recommend you try it. The base yarn is 10,000 times softer than it used to be. Remember Simple Stripes? It's a sturdy yarn and the socks I knit from it wear like IRON, but it's a little rough. The Felici, and the newer Essential (they're changing the name to Stroll, which I'm not fond of, but I digress) anyway, these are silky soft. Buttery. And they wear well, too. They've pilled a bit more than the Simple Stripes (which haven't pilled at all), but I was them in the washer and toss them in the dryer, and they still look good. No felting. Just cozy, pink striped sock. What more could a girl ask for?
Labels: 2009, FO