Monday, July 30, 2007

Delicious Socks

A few weeks ago I posted about a local meetup of knitting bloggers in the Portland area and mentioned that I had the thrill of seeing one of those folks knitting socks with my yarn. To start today's Monday project feature, I have a photo of those very socks, knit by Melissa. The socks are knit with FF Superwash Merino Wool Sock Yarn in the Deepest Forest colorway. (UPDATE: Thanks to Lynne who pointed out that Melissa's socks are the "Gentlemen's Shooting Socks" pattern from Nancy Bush's Vintage Socks.)

Didn't Melissa do a smashing job?! To learn more about Melissa's adventures in knitting and spinning, pop on over to her blog.

Next up is another fabulous pair of socks. These are knit by Suzann using Nancy Bush's Evening Stockings pattern from Vintage Knit Socks. She used FF Classic Merino Wool Sock Yarn in the Antique Rose colorway.

Suzann reports that the yarn is wonderful to work with and she doesn't mind that it's hand wash. I mention this because I've expressed the same sentiment myself in the past. Although the "Classic" Merino Sock Yarn I carry is indeed handwash, I personally just love the stuff! I often hand wash even my superwash merino socks and I really don't mind it. There's something about this yarn that makes it worth it to me. It's wonderfully soft and just a tad heavier weight than my superwash (the superwash runs at 550 yards per 4-ounce skein and the Classic runs at 410 yards per 4-ounce skein). The stitch definition is excellent and all in all, it's just a wonderful yarn. (Now don't shake your head and think I'm "bragging" since this is a yarn in my own line. I mean, I'm not the sheep's mother and I can't take credit for the lovely fiber!)

Here's another shot of the glorious detail in Suzann's socks:

A big thank you to Melissa and Suzann for sharing photos of their work!

Atlhough I know most of us never tire of seeing sock projects (I know I don't!), you can all look forward to a couple of wonderful lace shawl projects coming in future Monday project features. If you'd like to share a project you completed with FF yarn, just send me an e-mail with your photos or link to photos.

Everyone have a wonderful start to your week!


Lynne E. said...

Melissa's blog confirms that she used the "Gentlemen's Shooting Socks" pattern from Nancy Bush's VINTAGE SOCKS. I must knit a pair of these! And Suzann's "Evening Stockings" are equally beautiful--the "Antique Rose" colorway is perfect for the lace pattern.

~Tonia~ said...

Love both socks! It is so much fun to see what others knit with your yarns.

Faith! said...

I love your socks! The color is fantastic and they're subtly fabulous. Mind if I link to them

Emma said...

Those are some lovely socks, I really like the colours that were chose. I'm thinking of knitting some shooting socks and garters but I haven't quite decided on what colours to use, although I really like the antique rose that was chosen by Suzann, at the same time I don't want to be a copycat.