Nice and Easy Socks
A while back... quite a while ago actually, I blogged about a solo, sad, single sock. At that time I had recently finished the Cookie A socks and I was just starting a new graduate program so I needed easy, and simple. So I went to a big box store (yes me, who always reminds you about 3/50 Project) and I purchased Red Heart, Heart & Sole. Then I immediately CO and knit a sock -- a simple toe-up with an anatomically correct toe and a nice gusset and slip-stitch heel. Simple ribbing on the top of the foot and up the leg to give it a snug fit and we have a nice, simple, cheap sock. However... after the first one (Which I finished in just a couple days of occasional mindless knitting) I noticed my hands hurt. Bad. And the yarn didn't feel nice. WTF? But really for less than $4 a ball I really couldn't complain.
A couple months passed and I wondered if the pain was from the yarn and needle combo. This yarn is 70% Superwash wool with 30% Nylon with aloe and I used bamboo dpns. I CO a second sock with my Knit Picks nickel plated dpns and this time felt no pain! I still found the yarn ehhh. Although it is wicked pretty. I love the patterning and the colors. But for me the yarn still feels different than when I use other things like my Koigu, Lorna's Laces, Claudia's etc. But for a cheap and simple sock fix, this did the trick. If I decide to ever get this yarn again (not sure if I would, but I'm just saying) then I'll have to remember to use the metal dpns and not the bamboo!
Yarn: Red Heart & Sole in Toasted Almond Colorway
Needles: 2.25mm dpns
Started: September 3, 2009
Finished: December 31, 2009