26 February 2014

Some Greenery

Winter may still be here in full force, but I'm feeling good because of some greenery.

I finally finished these socks!  It's not that they were particularly difficult, or that I didn't like them.  But I started them and got going, and then put them down to work on so many other things, both successful and non-successful.  I had hoped to finish them in January, and came close, but then a couple of weeks ago I closed up the toe and wove in the ends on the second sock.  For all of my sock-knitting, these are only the third pair I've ever made for myself.

Project:  Emerald Hedgerows
Pattern:  Hedgerow Socks
Yarn:  Apple Laine Apple Pie, in the Yoda colorway*
Needles:  US 1 1/2
Modifications:  None
Comments:  This is the second time I've knitted this pattern.  I made a pair of these for one of my nieces a few years ago, and enjoyed knitting the pattern - easy to remember, but challenging enough to keep you interested.  I received the yarn a few years ago in a swap, and have always wanted to use it.  I think I found a good fit with the pattern and the yarn.  The resulting socks are soft, cushy, and very cozy.

I'm going to wear them to work this Friday, and expect them to keep my feet warm walking to and from work in the return of the Polar Vortex.  Also, I am going to the first meeting of a group of knitters and crocheters during lunchtime at work, so it only seems right to wear my new socks for that, right?

*Before anyone mentions it, I do know that Yoda was not green since at least 100 people have told me as I was knitting these.  But I'm not the one who named the colorway ...


Kym said...

I had a pair of socks on my needles for over two years once! No problem. (Yoda wasn't green???)

Campbell Jane said...

Yoda wasn't green? hahaha A great pair!

Nancy said...

I great finish!

I use socks to add color to my winter world, too. Enjoy!

Lorraine said...

Bridget- Lovely socks. I won't mention Yoda.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Okay - whoever told you Yoda isn't green needs their eyes checked...he's not that particular shade of green - but he IS green
I have a pair of dark green hedgerows - so cozy!

Mereknits said...

Wasn't Yoda greenish? I mean he was sort of a green/gray. I love the socks.

Caffeine Girl said...

I love that pattern and the color is perfect for it -- whether Yoda was green or not!

How fun to have a knitting/crochet group at lunch. I'm quite jealous!