Warm Socks

If I didn’t know better, I’d think green was my favorite color. I’ve never considered green to be anywhere near the top of my favorites but if you look at my walls, my stash and the socks I’ve knitted lately, green seems to be the most prevalent color I use/buy.

The pair on the right . . they’re actually the same size but the top one is kinda squished and looks smaller. Wish I’d noticed that before taking the picture or . . wish I wasn’t too lazy to go take another picture but just pretend they look exactly the same, ok? Anyway, they’re made from Fleece Artist Somoko yarn, Moss color. The content is 65% Merino wool, 20% Kid, 10% Nylon and 5% Silk. I knitted these on 2.25 mm needles and thought I would never finish! It’s a good thing I loved that color or I would probably have stuck these back in the basket and never finished them.

The completed pair in the left are made from Cherry Tree Hill’s Sockittome yarn. It’s 80% Superwash Merino and 20% nylon. I’m not sure if it’s because I knitted them using a 2.5 mm needle or because the yarn was a bit bigger but they went really fast. The color is Birches and here’s the yarn. I was worried the whole time I was knitting the second sock that I was going to run out of yarn. Too bad I didn’t look back at the paper that came with them because there’s 480 yards and there was plenty left over. I wouldn’t have had to worry if I’d known that.

On the needles now are Schaefer Yarn, Anne, which is 60% Merino Wool Superwash, 25% Mohair and 15% nylon. The color is Dian Fossey and it looks so much darker in real life than in the picture on the Simply Socks web page. I’m using a 2.0 mm needle and this yarn feel so yummy. Can’t wait to have these finished and see how the feel on my feet.

And, if you’re wondering why I put all the details about the yarn and what needles I’m using . . it’s so I can remember when I need to go back and look. I have done an awful job of writing down the yarn I’m using and the size needles.

Judy L.


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    Tazzie says

    Your socks look wonderful Judy. And here I was thinking that green IS your favourite colour!

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    Yvonne says

    You mean lime green is NOT your favorite color….lol
    Your socks look wonderful….guess I better stop drooling over yours and get my needles to clacking. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Anonymous says

    Judy, good job on all those socks!!! Can you share the name of the pattern you use? I’m looking for an easy one and you make it look easy!!

    BTW, I would never believe that lime green isn’t one of your favorite colors. You should have seen Marcia Hohn and I, trying to convince Alex that it’s the new neutral…


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    Suze says

    Don’t you just love having a pair of socks to pick up and work on during those times you feel like doing nothing?