I'm all over the place lately.... Happy and excited and relieved to have finally finished my degree and to be graduating, but also sad and a bit lost. The future is shadowy, and while I know that continuing my education is not the right choice for me now, it certainly would have been the "safer" decision. I'm staying in my happy apartment for a little while longer, but thinking and planning and hoping aren't the same as having. I'm taking it a day at a time, and trying to find the joy in the uncertainty.
I promised you finished knits, so here you are:
Pattern: Embossed Leaves Socks by Mona Schmidt from Favorite Socks.
Yarn: Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport in Enchanted Forest
Needles: US 0
Comments: I shortened the leg, and used a slip stitch heel instead of the German heel in the pattern. I love the star toe on these. I'd really like to add it to other socks. Kitchner stitch is not my favorite. Maybe the dark green was a bit of an obvious color choice for leaf socks, but whatever. I like them. I think they're a tad bit big for me.... gauge wasn't exact, but I'll wear them anyway.
Pattern: Ukranian Socks by Nancy Bush from Folk Socks
Yarn: Leftovers of Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport of various colors and Dream in Color Smooshy
Needles: US 0
Comments: These are my crazygonuts socks. They were fast and fun. Colorwork always seems to go by so fast for me. I like the afterthought heel, but if I were to do them again, I would leave the colorwork off of the toe. The floats up there can get caught in toes, and I think the polka dots are a little bizarre after the wavy lines in the other charts. I did not have enough purple for both heels, so one heel is blue. Like I said. Crazygonuts.
For whatever reason, I always knit socks in the spring, even though I don't wear them until December. It's an odd pattern... maybe it's because I'm no longer knitting sweaters to keep warm?