I have some new socks and I love them. I named them Election Socks since I knitted 80% of them at pub sessions with friends during the Election campaign.
Who ever knew the socks would be finished before the Election results were known?? No one could have predicted that. As of this moment, the final decision about who will govern our country is approximately twenty minutes away. Nail biting stuff. No really. I did start to think these socks were dragging on a bit but that’s nothing compared to the long drawn out decision-making process going in our government ranks. Sheesh.
Anyway, so I’m pretty sick at the moment (tonsilitis) but this afternoon I thought I’d get some sunshine and take my socks for bit of stroll through the spring bulbs. I thought these Star Flowers were a lovely backdrop for them.
So there’s really not that much to say about my new socks. They’re just regular toe up plain socks. They’re my fourth (I think) pair of plain socks in a row and while I’m finding plain socks a lot more convenient for social and commuting knitting, and a lot more wearable because they fit inside many shoes beautifully, I’m starting to itch to do something with an actual pattern.
But what I can say about these socks is that the yarn is fabulous. Truly wonderful. It’s Bluefaced Leicester by Fyberspates, a UK company and was thoughtfully given to me by far away ex-pat friend, Shazmina Bendi. It was one of those yarns that was just so pleasurable to knit with. From the lovely twist, to the way the colours stacked on each other and finally, to the wearing. I’ve hardly taken them off since I got home from Darwin. I did actually take them with me to Darwin thinking I could get an exotic photo, but there was no way I was putting wool on my feet in that weather!
And so they are done and they’re warm and infinitely wearable and I love them. But it is time to start some fancier socks I think and to possibly revisit the notion of a personal sock club – you know that great idea where you pack up your sock yarn into different bags and select one yarn each month? I started it and then stopped. I think I’ll start again.
I’m pretty sure we’ll have a government before I finish my next pair although, you know, anything’s possible.