Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Last year I made my father a pair of socks for his birthday, which is in March. I figured he appreciated them, although I wasn't sure how much wear he would get out of them when he asked me the question "how do you deal with the fact that they are thicker than normal socks?". The only possible response is "buy bigger shoes". But it turned out he wore them ALL THE TIME. And now he's worn holes in them. So I figured he deserved new socks. I wanted to make them out of something that would wear better than the 100 percent high twist merino that the previous socks were made from. I found some Mountain Colours Bearfoot in the stash, which I bought at Sock Summit 2009, and thought it would do the job since it is 60% wool, 20 % nylon, 20 % mohair. I loved this yarn, although the slight fuzziness and colour variation would not work well with a busy pattern, I think it does well here. It was an absolute pleasure to knit with and the colours available are amazing and the only reason I haven't ordered an absolute bucket load is because I am trying to work through my stash, rather than accrue more.