Monday, December 27, 2010
In addition to the Clockwork scarf for my brother-in-law I knitted up a pair of socks for my mother-in-law's present. These are the Long Night's Journey Into the Day socks by Star Athena. I don't often buy patterns (after all there are so many good free ones and let's face it - yarn is usually expensive enough) but when I saw this one I knew: love at first stitch. The cable portion is knit in a rectangle (super easy once you get the cables down) then stitches are picked up and joined in a round to make the foot. Weird construction = Fun knit. I am so making myself some of these. The yarn is a worsted superwash from Knit Picks so they were really inexpensive to make. I love the idea of a cardigan sock - the buttons up the side are such a cute detail - very different. She put them on immediately upon opening the box - just the kind of reaction I was looking for!