Sunday, May 13, 2012

woolly socks

finally finished the 8ply socks!  crazy how quickly they knit up - could be rather addictive!!

I've also wanted to try the afterthought heel for a while, so I cast on some Opal Petticoat just to use it up...

I have never really loved this wool, nothing about the texture (crunchy), or the patterns/colours really appeals, but I do have the odd random skein in my stash and well, one must use up the stash, y'know?

All that said, I don't *hate* this will be fine for "boot socks"


WildflowerWool said...

You have been busy with socks! Good luck with the afterthought heel.

Natalie - Hazel and Agnes said...

Oh, your blog is leaving me so wistful for the days when I could knit obsessively. BTW, I am also a derby girl (retired, unfortunately).

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I just subscribed to yours, too!

Rose Red said...

I rarely knit 8ply socks, and I don't know why that is! They are so quick and lovely!

I'm not a huge fan of knitting with Opal, but it really does wear well. I must try an afterthought heel sometime too. Maybe I should pull out some of my Opal or Regia!

2paw said...

I agree with RoseRed, they are so quick. I can knit one a day and have a pair in no time flat. Your socks are nice. I think Opal is very serviceable, but not a special occasion sock wool.