LACE (NOT SO) KNEE HIGHS
Yarn: Three Waters Farm Merino in "Etudes in Brown" colorway
Source: Maryland Sheep and Wool 2006 purchase
Pattern: "Lace Knee Highs" from Interweave Knits, Winter 2004
Needles: Inox size 2.5mm (US 1.5) metal
Notes: Features and inspiration noted here
I love these socks. They are probably the most intricate thing I have made – and I am proud of myself for going through with it. They took me some time to complete – I started them in late July – but it is completely worth it now (Well actually, sock one took several months; sock two only took about 2 weeks). The weather is perfect to wear these out and about with my Mary Janes and my boots. They did not turn out to be the knee highs that I originally planned them to be, (there was no calf shaping in the pattern!) but I love them all the same.
These were my first real lace chart, and I really enjoyed the process. The repeat was small, and I could handle watching TV at the same time (and that is really the true test for me). I can say that there will be more lace in my future. I don't know exactly what shape it will take, but I am looking forward to it. I have enough leftover of this glorious yarn, purchased at Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival this past May, to make a lace shawl or scarf, and I just may give that a try.
The yarn was similar in ply and texture to Koigu or Louet: soft, with a subtle shine. The colors mesmerized me from the moment I saw them at the booth – I believe Amy and Stacey were with me – and they bought some too! They were the quintessential autumn colors – and now I can wear them on my feet whilst the beautiful trees peak around me!
These socks will be my *good luck charms* as I am planning to wear them tomorrow morning / afternoon during my graduate school comprehensive examinations.
~Please think good thoughts for me!~