Now that these have been shipped and delivered, I can share them here. I didn’t want to put the photos up on the blog until their recipient got them!
(High School) BFF Socks, by Cookie A.
Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino
I knit these for my good friend Cheryl, who was my best friend in high school. We recently got back in touch with each other, which is such a delight. She’s living in Vermont with her two cute little monkeys, and has a kick ass food blog you should be reading.
I gotta say, I love these socks. The pattern was a pretty fun knit, and KPPPM is one of my favorite yarns. If I’d knit them to a size that would fit my huge feet, I would have been tempted to keep them myself!
As it is, I may knit up another pair for myself soon.
Finished the sleeves and working on the left front right now. This has been a really fast knit and I’m just loving how it’s turning out. I can’t wait to finish it and wear it.
The yarn is a little brighter than this, more of a bright sky blue, but this is fairly close. I’m using KnitPicks Mainline. I had 22 skeins in my stash, which is more than enough for this project. (Yay for buying sweater quantities of yarn in advance!) It will probably end up using 13 or 14 skeins.
It’s wonderful yarn. 75% cotton and 25% wool, which is wonderful to knit with, unlike 100% cotton. The wool gives the cotton some spring and lightness, which I think will be good for a large project like this. Unfortunately, last time I was on the KnitPicks site, they didn’t have this yarn. I really hope it wasn’t discontinued, because I really love it.
Hopefully there will be a finished object within the next couple of weeks!