It all started when I got very attatched to a particular pair of red wool socks that I hiked the Swiss mountains in, when I was a kid. I still own those red socks. But they are worn, with a hole in the heel. And somewhat felted. I wore them until last winter, believe it or not. I think I might have given birth to someone in those red wool socks.
Well, last year I learned to knit socks, and since then I've definitely become slightly addicted to knitting socks! Wool ones.
And here's my latest pair. These are made with forty stitches to the round at the cuff and forty-one stitches to accomodate the lace pattern. Patton's Wool, worsted weight, on size 3 needles.
If I have an at-home day, I can knit about one sock per day. If I am busy, it takes a few days longer.
Delicious pumpkin colored socks! Now if only the weather would turn cooler, so that I can wear them already!
Now to go cast on my next pair! Brown with pumpkin-colored fair isle...