Saturday, January 07, 2006

Knitting - A Pair for You and a Pair for Me

These years I usually work on socks at the end of the year and the new year.

This pair is the last finished object in 2005.

Firefighters Socks with Queen Anny

I knitted these Firefighters Socks with Anny Blatt's Queen Anny Col.889 and size 3.6mm needles. I made them for my father.

As a matter of fact, I've finished one pair of these socks with the same yarn before. They are for me and they are so comfortable. The pattern matches the yarn very well. Queen Anny is worsted weight yarn and I often crochet with this yarn. I knew it went well with knitting and I finally realised. It is one of the best yarns I've ever knitted. Really.

I usually wear my socks at home where often colder than the office I work. Socks with sock-weight yarns are sometimes not warm enough. With these socks, I put on other socks to keep me warm.
But socks knitted with worsted-weight yarns are perfect.
And in my country, we don't wear shoes inside the house. So I always choose wool yarns for socks. Well, sometimes alpaca, or other animal hair blended yarns, I admit.

And this pair is the first finished object in 2006.
Pretty Comfy Socks

I made them with Jaeger Matchmaker Merino DK SH.662 with 3mm needles.

Now I'm wearing them. They are so comfortable. When I saw Pretty Comfy Socks at the first time, I thought the name meant "Quite Comfy Socks." Does it mean "Pretty and Comfy Socks"? Well, I'm not sure.

Still, they are very comfy. I love this wavy stitch pattern very much.

Now I'm thinking of my next sock project. Maybe Jaywalker, maybe not.



  • Your socks really look comfy! We also take off our shoes in our homes, and I do as you do: I put on a pair of comfy socks! Especially now in the winter.
    Unfortunately, I have no socks that I've knitted myself! All the socks I've knit were christmas presents or birthday presents for my family. And now all my indoor-socks have holes in them so I really, really need new socks!

    By Blogger katarinaw, At 10:19 PM  

  • Katarina, thank you very much for your comment.
    I bet your family feel warm and nice with socks you knitted.
    And you must knit Jaywalker for yourself, then.

    By Blogger Garyo, At 1:22 AM  

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