Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Leon Sock Project

Leon started wearing handknit socks a little after we were married. It took a little bit of knitting for me to get the socks exactly right for him. Initially I was knitting them too short, and the first pair I made was from jumper wool and he could feel them underfoot. But, once we worked out what was perfect, he has wholeheartedly adopted the wearing of handknit socks. I need Leon to have as many - or more - pairs as I do, so he doesn't run out between my infrequent wool washes. So, my goal for this year is to knit a pair for Leon every month, if possible.  It shouldn't be too much of a challenge, as last year I made eleven pairs of normal socks, as well as two pairs of knee highs and two anklets. The socks Leon likes best are simple but a little bit interesting. 

The first pair I have finished this year is Hickory, from The Knitters Book of Socks, which perfectly fits that description. I used Malabrigo Sock, which only added to the joy of knitting this. I think I'll be knitting quite a few of these patterns from this book, and knitting this sock has been a very enjoyable start. 
I struggled to get a good photo, because it was a fairly warm night and the cats were busy photobombing. 

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