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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
  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.
Mixed berries.

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?

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Very pretty! I have some of the felici in the neutral colors... You are inspiring me (as well as realizing that hand knit wool socks are the most comfortable socks to wear in leaky waders...) Did you use 60 sts?
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