This is my very favorite pair of socks. I did not even know I had a favorite pair until I thought I had lost these! Jim bought them for me 3 or 4 years ago for Christmas. They are made by Dansko for wearing with their clogs. They fit perfectly, which most likely means they are made of absolutely NO natural fibers. So, one of my favorite things about these socks, besides the snug-but-not -too-tight fit, or the color - brown, is the height. They are just right. I have problems with varicose veins and they can be quite painful. Tight socks make it worse and are just plain uncomfortable. So here we are, the perfect socks. Which you can not buy anymore. Isn't that just the way.
THREE DAYS LATER.....
I finished one sock! I can not, however, show it to you in it's complete state. My digital camera has gone on the fritz. Here it is almost finished:
The pattern: from Sally Melville's Book 2: The Purl Stitch
The needles: US Size 2, Lantern Moon - very nice, also a gift from Kathy!
Here is the hole you get at the corner between the heel and the instep, for which Sally recommends leaving a tail at that point to close it up. I did. Thank you Sally!
So...... I am hooked. I can see I will become obsessed with sock yarn, sock patterns, sock needles. Maybe feet in general. I was so nervous to start one. I had heard horror stories about turning the heel. And not that it was so simple, but doable, even enjoyable. I would not put one down in the middle of the turn - that could be a nightmare. Socks are satisfying! So quick, so cute, so easy to carry along, and, well, so useful to have.
I have promised my loving husband I will not start the other sock until I finish his Birthday Slippers, and so, back to the grind!