My 2nd pair of socks finished
For my sock leftover blanket
I made the tops of these socks shorter, they do feel better on, my blue ones were too long. I used Drops Fabel, superwash sock yarn, which is 75% wool and 25% Polyamide. I am allergic to lanolin and I don't normally wear wool, but my feet are tougher, so these should be OK.
I knitted on the magic loop until I got to the toes and then went back on 4 double ended needles, I enjoyed the loop once I got my yarn in order. I am now knitting tighter, I normally knit loose, so using the 4DPN's was much easier, but I loved knitting both socks together, is saved having to count a second time, and all the way through I knew the socks matched.
I have already chosen my next colourway, I wanted to come away from the self striping, and choose the pinks, I will make the top, heal and toes in the bright pink. I will have to do these on 4DPN's as I only have one ball of the deep pink.
I will use some of the lighter pink yarn to finish off my leftover yarn squares, to hopefully be made into a blanket at some time in the future. That will make another 5 squares made, this idea I copied from Jo at Through the keyhole.
I may have ordered some hand-dyed yarn this week, I place the blame with Jo and Pam, they keep showing me their wonderful yarns and finishes