Well toast my toes, what have we here?
Finished Toasty Toes Socks, just in time for “>Socktoberfest. And they’re ready almost a whole month early, too. Because you know how I hate the deadline knitting.
Now I know you all won’t go back and check the details that I’ve already posted as I knit these, so I’ll tell you again.
The pattern is called “Best Foot Forward” and it’s from the book Knit Socks! by Betsy Lee McCarthy. This is the 4th time I’ve knit this particular pattern and it’s wonderful. It makes for a great gift sock because it’s stretchy so if you’re size is off by a bit it should still fit the recipient. In this case my sock pal’s measurements and my own measurements are the same so I’m pretty confident these will fit her. And this book itself is great. It not only has basic sock knitting information for the beginning sock knitter but it’s also got more advanced patterns for the experienced sock knitter. Go look. NOW.
The yarn is Sophie’s Toes Yarn, custom dyed for my sock pal by Emily. I can’t tell you enough how wonderful this yarn is. The colors are fabulous and Emily captured exactly what I was looking for – autumn leaves and sky and flowers. And soft! Oh my goodness, this yarn is a treat for the feet. She’s got some gorgeous new colors in her Etsy Shop and she’s offering free shipping on 2 skeins or more in honor of Socktoberfest. Go look. NOW.
And the sock blockers I haven’t showed you yet so pay attention, this is new information. These were custom made for me by Becky in a library motif. I absolutely love them and they make blocking socks a lot of fun. Becky will make you custom sock blockers, too, but the ones in her shop, Leggy Creations, are pretty terrific. And so are the sheep. Go look. NOW.
Now I just need to find autumn goodies to put in my pal’s package along with the socks. I’ve already got a skein of sock yarn to include for her, custom dyed for me by Scout. I’d show you but it would give away the identity of my sock pal too easily so you’ll have to wait. I can tell you, though, that Scout did exactly what I asked and this gift yarn is perfect for my pal. If you haven’t tried Scout’s yarn yet, it’s great. She has a shop, you know. Go look. NOW.
Have fun shopping, y’all.