When I opened my Etsy shop last fall, my dad dutifully purchased a couple skeins, and then promptly notified me that I could just turn them into socks and get him the yarn that way. Were it anybody else I would tell them to hit the road, but given I had nothing lined up for Christmas I agreed. Apparently I have amnesia, because I knit 2 pairs of socks when we went to Edinburgh for Christmas a couple years back, and it was so stressful trying to get them off the needles in time!
I wound up finishing them in FEBRUARY, but I blame boredom. Neither my dad nor his wife (the recipient of the second pair) wanted any patterning, it was just vast swaths of vanilla socks. They're a bit wonky/slightly different sizes, but they're done! I also ordered myself a pair of sock blockers which made their debut on these guys and I am now an utter convert. I can't wait to finish my next pair of socks just to block them.
This was also my first opportunity to knit complete socks out of my Kisa and Three Sisters bases and I was really happy with how they worked up, but particularly the Three Sisters. It's a BFL-based blend (80% SW BFL and 20% Nylon), and it has a nice little haze to it and feels just toothy enough to be interesting but still feels very durable knit up. Anyways, here are some details!
These got mailed off to their new homes this week, so now I get to work on other projects guilt free! I got my shipment for the 2017 Ysolda Club last week, and I've been furiously working with some amazing yarn and a simple, soothing pattern. My day job has been busy as heck this month, so my knitting/dyeing productivity has been low, but I will hopefully have some new stuff to show soon! Have a lovely weekend, everyone!