I finished my Silk Garden socks about a week ago when we were on our little mini-vacay at Timberline Lodge (which I still need to write about). I knitted on these everywhere and got lots of knitting done in the car on the way up the mountain. I have really been enjoying knitting regular-old stockinette socks lately. No fancy pants stitch patterns. Just nice, easy stockinette. There is something so comforting and relaxing about it. I’ve decided that plain old socks are the mashed potatoes of the sock knitting world. Pure comfort.
This is the Gusset Heel Basic Sock pattern by Wendy Johnson. While I enjoyed the process of knitting these, don’t like how they fit. There is something about the gusset heel that makes them feel loose around my ankles. I have very odd-shaped feet, though. I’m currently working on the basic heel flap socks from the same book (Socks from the toe up) and really liking the fit of those so far. So yay!
As for the yarn, I really liked it! It’s Silk Garden, only thinner. If you don’t like Silk Garden you probably won’t like this. It has the slightly scratchy quality of the worsted weight. I mostly like it because of the beautiful colors. I really like how these knitted up with mismatched stripes. It would probably drive someone else a little bit nuts (my perfectionist friends) so that’s something to keep in mind if you decide to buy this yarn.
Here’s the Ravelry information if you need the minute details. Happy knitting!