Sunday, April 5, 2009

Springy hand-knit socks

The socks are done. In fact, they are awaiting a wash--I gave them a test wear so I could decide if they are truly "spring socks".

They are. Perhaps I'm swayed by the lacey bits or by the colors, which do evoke the first glimpse of leaves on a young aspen, but they do feel a bit cooler to me. For now, I'll believe it is the seacell content, even though these socks are 70% merino. I wore them all day on a fairly warm day last week and didn't get the urge to take them off. I usually peel off my regular hand-knit socks by two in the afternoon on a day I consider "t-shirt" weather (meaning I don't need a sweater or jacket over my shirt).

I'm not talking about hot days, though. If it is humid, and the temps are in the 80s, I'm wearing sandals, without hand-knit socks. I'm crazy, but just about knitting, not about wearing hand-knits all the time.

I definitely went a little crazier with this sock, matching the ribbed cuff to the lace pattern of the leg:

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