As you may have heard, we’ve had a lot of snow around here lately. I’m not happy about it but it’s winter and it’s a fact of life in these parts. One thing I do like about it, though, is the excellent backdrop it provides for the hand knits.
These are my first pair of finished socks for 2011. It’s no surprise that they are my picot edge socks.
It may be a surprise, though, that they are knit from Opal Petticoat and not from a hand dyed skein of something yummy. The truth is, I chose this yarn because I needed to cast on in a hurry and Opal is already wound into a center pull ball. The benefit is that Opal wears like iron. And also, the colors are perfect since my stepdaughter Jessica loves yellow.
I gave them to her the other night and she is thrilled. Jess always says when I knit her a pair of socks, “wow, they fit like they were made just for me.” And then I always say, “that’s because they were made just for you.”
It’s one joke that never grows old around here.