WIPs Wrestling sounds pretty corny, but the Olympics is a great excuse to pick up older projects and getting it done! Yesterday, my hubby suggested that rather than working on the fun new project (also a Ravellenic Games / Camp Loopy project) I should work on an old project. So, I pulled out socks.
These are the Broken Seed Stitch Socks that I started in January. I finished these tonight at about 8:30 pm when I finished Kitchenering the toe and weaving in the ends. Why didn't I finish these earlier? I had less than half a sock left, and while working with the needles and the yarn was a bit hard on the hands it wasn't so bad that I shouldn't have finished ages ago.
The yarn is the Maizy Solid and the Patons Kroy Sock Stretch. These are aren't wool free because of the Patons, but it is only 39% wool and I didn't even use 25 grams of the wool yarn.
I love how the pooling looks broken up by the seed stitch and better yet how the yarn stretches to fit my feet. Though these socks would still fit someone with slightly smaller feet better. Because my colors are closer in value, it is a more subtle sock than the other ones made from the recipe (recipe, because it doesn't really help you if you don't already know how to make a sock).
Now, I have a lot of yarn left. I originally bought 2 skeins of each of these sock yarns with the idea I would make a pair of black/grey socks out of the Patons Kroy and that I would make a pair of fancy socks from Knitty for my MIL out of the blue Maizy yarn. Unfortunately I really hated how the Maizy was working up with the socks I had chosen (either Rivercat socks or Hourglass). The Maizy yarn is fairly splitty, so it was not a pleasure to work with for twisting stitches. Even with this relatively simple pattern I had to go back and fix split stitches every once in a while. My MIL prefers (I don't know why, but it doesn't matter. A preference is still a preference even if it is a crazy one like preferring bacon dipped in mayo or something) non-wool socks. I think it is a hold over from the days when wool yarns were often scratchy and harder to care for (if you refuse to hand wash), but really it doesn't matter because this gives me an excuse to try other sock yarns that I wouldn't try in my preference for wool sock yarn myself.
Which is just a long winded way of saying I want to try the BMFA Sock Candy. It is only available in solids, and given the number of solid colors I wonder if they are phasing it out. Either way I should get some for my MIL. Maybe chocolate, because who doesn't like chocolate?