As I was waiting for a taxi to take me to my appt, I did think about how my right foot was extra cold, due to the low temperatures, but also due to the fact that the walking cast is open at the toe. I had on a pair of Smartwool socks that are cozy, but standing still while waiting meant that I really felt the cold. you know?
I hate it when my feet are cold, which is why I am always wearing slippers and socks around the house. I think that whenever I get to wear my latest FO, my feet will be nice and cozy!
(with the cuff folded)
Here are the second pair of socks I've finished for by Box o' Socks! As it turns out, it's a good thing I'm only doing this on my own, and not "officially" because I'd be disappointed that I couldn't count these towards the goal of 12 socks for the year. I took a look at the Ravelry group, and one of the requirements is that all socks for official KAL be fingering or sock weight. But since I'm doing my own thing, these definitely count!
Project: Winter Berry Socks
Pattern: Wisconsin Winter Socks, by Carol Anderson and Kristi Williams
Yarns: Lorna's Laces in the Mixed Berries colorway - Shepherd Sock Multi and Shepherd Worsted Multi (one strand of each held together for each sock)
Needles: US 5 (cuffs) and 8 (rest of the socks)
Notes: The resulting socks are cozy, comfy, and it's great to have a nice pair of warm knee socks included in my box for 2018. The yarns were both great work with, no knots, uneveness, or other things that can make it annoying. But as I've mentioned before, I absolutely HATED this pattern! It was written in a faux folksy, chatty tone that made simple directions seem way more complicated than they were or needed to be. I know this is a popular pattern, so maybe I'm the only one who thought it was faux folksy, or who is driven nuts by that, but as soon as I finished the second sock, I put the pattern booklet right into the recycling bin, because to use a popular expression, "Ain't nobody got time for that."
It's been a while since I used worsted weight yarn to make a pair of socks, and I forgot how quickly they go, so that was a bonus!
(with the cuffs up)
In the end. I am really happy with these, and they are safely tucked away in Bridget's Box o' Socks. I am so glad I'm doing this because I know next January when I open a box of new socks waiting for me, it will make me all kinds of happy.
Now it's time to decide what's next. Definitely another pair of socks, and something else ... specifics to be determined.
Are you up to anything interesting this weekend? The Tim is working on Sunday, but tomorrow we may venture to a nearby Kohl's since we have a coupon and we need some new towels. That will be an exciting outing for me, and a chance to get out and do something other than go to and from dr appts and work. You know you're jealous of my thrilling plans, right???
Have a good one!