August 26, 2013
Hot Off the Needles
I just finished these, my fifth pair of handknit socks, two nights ago, and just in time for the rain to start pouring. For these, I used the simple ankle socks pattern by Heidi Braacx (again), and modified it based on some really cool handmade socks I saw on Jane Richmond's Instagram feed. When it comes to knitwear, I really love Jane's aesthetic. Her designs appeal to my love of all-things basic, and her Autumn hat is still my #1 go-to. I've knit 8 Autumns so far, and counting...
Unlike Jane's socks, mine hit just above the ankle. I tend to prefer shorter socks most days, but based on what I've seen of her socks, I think I'd really like to make another pair that hits mid-calf. I'm hoping she publishes a pattern for them soon!
Anyway, since my last three knits have been socks, I'm thinking of switching things up for my next project. I've been itching to make myself a slouchy black or charcoal colored beanie, or maybe something bright cranberry red. Choices, choices.