Sunday, November 15, 2009

Opal Socks

Design: 60 stitch socks, stocking stitch, stocking stitch heel flap.

Designer: Regia leaflet (free with their yarn)
Yarn: Opal Lollipop 1013 (Yellow/Brown) (75% wool, 25% polyamide)

Needles: 2.5mm double pointed

My sister bought me the yarn last Christmas, so come the New Year, I cast these on, despite the colours not exactly being me - I think you get the picture that I'm not a big blue person, and I thought the yellow and brown in the ball looked a little odd...

However, they were great fun to knit, watching the colour changes ... yes, I'm easily amused :o) These are my fifth pair of socks ever, and I was beginning to get more confident and happy to make the legs and feet a little smaller, to suit me better.

The yarn is very comfortable and is wearing well. As you can see from this picture, there's hardly any felting on the foot and heel...

And the colour combination is growing on me! :o)


CindyMae said...

Oooooh, those are wonderful! One day I will have a pair of knitted socks! I hope! They look so comfy and warm. I personally love the colors of those as well.

staci said...

Love your socks, and I love the color! I don't think I'll ever tire of watching the stripes appear, it's like magic LOL!