There has been a fair amount of Kitchener stitching going on over the past week and I have completed one and a half pairs of socks.
I finally finished my Ianthe socks just in time for the arrival of Spring, having started them last July as a holiday knitting project. It has taken slightly longer than expected to finished them, but for no reason other than working on different projects. I adore these! In fact I love everything about them!
The combination of Rachel Coopey’s pattern, with the Regia Cotton in this incredible neon peach shade, works so perfectly. Sadly now discontinued, I picked the yarn up at a p/hop swap a couple of years ago and will definitely use it again in the future once I have tracked more down in destashes and suchlike.
I get terribly hot and bothered wearing woollen socks with shoes, which can of course be ideal on bitingly cold days, but we don’t tend to have that many of them in London. Cotton socks seemed to be the perfect answer and the fabric is wonderfully smooth with a crisp finish, ensuring excellent stitch definition!
Next off the needles was the first half of a second pair of Dave socks. I had a slice of lemon drizzle cake to celebrate as these have been lurking in my work basket in one guise or another, for longer than I care to remember, and it was quite an achievement to actually complete one sock!
I cast the second sock on as I nibbled through the cake and hopefully it won’t be quite as long before that one is done and dusted too. However, I have cast on a new pair of socks in a shade not so dissimilar to the Ianthe socks so it may be longer than I originally planned – there’s no helping me!
What are you knitting at the moment?