It's rainy here in the Kingdom today. Our friend Tony calls it a "dirty" day.....cool and just enough misty rain to make you feel miserable if you have to be out in it, working hard, as he does. It's the kind of day that just begs for warm, wool socks.
We've been working on a pair. Nothing spectacular but we're pleased with them which is good 'cuz they're a gift (for a fella who obviously doesn't read this blog). We made them from the same yarn we used for the Papa Bear Sampler Scarf. Elann.com's Sock It To Me Dankai....this time Colour 62 which is unfortunately no longer available. (They have other colourways left though.) We liked this yarn when we knit the scarf and we like this yarn for socks. It's very soft and the colours are very pretty.
We knit it with size 2.75 mm bamboo needles and 72 stitches. We worked 8 inches and turned the heel and then 8 inches for the foot and finished the toe. As usual. We had quite a lot of yarn leftover. It's a big ball of yarn.....420 metres (458 yards)....generous, indeed. The stitch pattern is simple but interesting enough to keep the needles clicking.
Row 1: *k2, p2, rep from * to the end.
Row 2: same as row 1
Row 3: knit
Row 4: knit
Now, to reach into our stash of yarn and choose another skein. Such luxury.