These were finished back in September but I am just getting around to posting and talking about them! They were part of my "self imposed sock club" where I was going to knit a pair of socks every 2 months while still working on other projects.... it didn't work out the way I thought it would; I did get some socks knit but even with this added pressure, I still couldn't convince myself to knit socks! Oh well.. the "sock club" is still waiting for me.... for the next time I want to knit socks. (I have paired my sock yarn and patterns together in a bin where they wait for me to cast on!)
The pattern is the Waves and Piers Socks by Charlene Schurch and Beth Parrott. It's a fun and easy-to-do pattern that I would recommend (and would certainly knit again!)
I purchased the yarn on a trip to Webs in Northampton, MA and while I liked the yarn coloring, it sticks to itself and is felting as it's worn (it's 75% wool / 25% nylon). The yarn has since been discontinued, but self-striping yarn is PERFECT for this pattern! Waves and Piers was fun and easy to knit - To make sure my socks were the same size, I made notes for the number of rounds I knit on the first sock for each section, then as I knit the second sock I just cross off each round as it is completed. Overall, I'm pleased about the finished object.
And of course... Willow wanted in on the photoshoot action! Check the other details of this project HERE on my ravelry page.