But what a way to go.
These socks are so marvelous. They fit perfectly. They are warm. They are in my colours. They were handknit. For me.
Can it get any better than this? I submit to you, that it cannot.
Here is the sock I will be mailing on to the 7th generation of assassin, along with the yarn and a goodie or two – to finally off the knitter I was to target. She lives in West Van – if I had knit faster, I could have delivered them in person.
Now, they will be coming to her via Belgium.
Mine came all the way from the Netherlands. Thank you Ammerins – I love them!
In other Socktober-y news (where did this month go? there are like 2 days left?!) here are my Picot Edged Monkeys.
I would never have believed picot-ing was this easy. And they worked on my first try. I had no confidence going in and was completely amazed to watch the picot reveal itself as I worked. This tutorial helped greatly. I even did the recommended crochet provisional cast on – which I had thought was too fiddly. It was so simple. I love this technique. I am seeing some more picot edges in my sock knitting future…
I am now working on my 4th repeat of the pattern and am enjoying it greatly. It is so straightforward. Not news to most knitters out there (I have got to be about the last person to knit these). I resisted this pattern for as long as I could — never one to join hoi polloi — until I saw these.
I am off to read in my snuggly socks!