I still don’t have the needle for Hemlock Ring. I was a complete idiot and didn’t notice that it was being sent to my old address until it was delivered on tracking, and I realized it was delivered to the wrong house! Happily, former neighbour Krista came to the rescue and retrieved it for me! She’s holding on it until I can get down that way.
And it’s not like I don’t have enough projects to keep me busy….
I was so close to finishing the Koi Pond socks that it didn’t take long to get them on the blockers
Of all the people I make socks for… I think making socks for myself is my favourite. Not only do I get to keep the socks at the end of it… but I prefer shorter socks, and I have small, narrow feet. So making socks for myself is just so quick compared to making them for others!
This pair is nothing fancy – just a 2-2 rib. I let the yarn do all the work. And it’s such a great colour combo, it really doesn’t need anything complicated to shine.
And as much as I like making socks for myself, this will probably be the last pair I make for me for quite a while. My sock drawer is getting really hard to close – and I even tossed out some worn out pairs at the start of the year.
10 thoughts on “First FO of 2022: Koi pond socks”
You just need another drawer. Or a box. Or maybe a bunch of boxes!! LOL
The socks look great. That pattern will feel so snugly with the ribbing. Just in time for the next cold blast heading this way.
I have the same issue with my sock drawer. I take such good care of them that they never wear out and I have no room left. Not even for the pair I just finished. I also think I have saturated the family market. My gift box of socks was not met with much enthusiasm this year. Even so I just can’t stop making them. I have a giant bin of sock yarn that needs to be socks and I can’t stop making them.
Those are so pretty, I love that yarn. The pop or orange now and then makes them look so happy!
Some of my favorite yarn! I have the same issue with already having more than enough socks. Luckily Colin always appreciates getting them!
I’m so glad that your neighbor was able to rescue your needles and your socks are so pretty and happy looking. I have enjoyed having handmade socks although I don’t wear them much because I save them for “good”. How ridiculous. If I wear them out, I can just make more.
Have a great Thursday Val.
Glad you will soon have the needles for that Hemlock project! Love those socks, and they are so perfectly matched! Nice work.
Those are such beautiful socks! I just love the colors. While I don’t think you wear jeans, the first thing I thought of was they would look awesome with faded jeans. I think you should expand your sock storage and continue to treat yourself occasionally with knitting for yourself.
Hope you can travel soon to retrieve your order!
It’s so cold, one just wants to stay inside with a cat or two draped upon you, with a book.
Love the finished socks! My sister and niece get a lot of socks because my sock drawer is FULL.
I understand the overflowing-sock-drawer-syndrome but I won’t stop making socks–they make nice gifts for friends who need some cheering up! Good job on this first pair of the year!