I finished my first pair of Socktoberfest Socks yesterday. I’m sure it is self-delusional to call them my “first” pair because, let’s face it, I leave for Italy in a week and there is so much to do that I’m thinking it would be mighty unrealistic – even for me – to think that I’m going to knit another pair before I go.
I did, however, order some more Lorna’s Laces in Tuscany so that I can make a pair of socks just like this, for myself, on my trip. Knitting with a yarn called “Tuscany” while I’m in Tuscany! – that is either a very fun idea, or a very geeky one.
Here they are.
The heels, toes, and cuff are done in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted, in Chocolate.
The rest is in Tuscany.
I think this colorway and color combination is even more lovely in person.
Can you tell I’m quite pleased?
A note to my neighbors:
Yes, that was socks I was taking picture of on the front lawn.
Yes, I realize that it was ridiculously cold for an October afternoon.
And that I forgot my jacket.
And that I looked like a freak.
I really want to try toe-up for the pair I make for myself, but I’m not sure I’m up for the challenge. For one thing, whenever I try something new, I need to have ready internet access to get whatever help, tutorials, pictures, or videos I need. And I’m not sure what kind of access I’ll have while in Italy. Not to mention the issue of whether or not I really want to be chasing down internet tutorials when instead I could be roaming around the Uffizi, or sipping coffee in an Italian cafe, or simply sitting in a plaza watching people.
But you never know. The lure of the knit is strong!