Pour mes lecteurs de francais, ces chausettes sont pour moi! Pouvoir je dis, je parle le francais, je n'ecris pas le francais! (disclaimer in the event I did not write that corrently)
(For my French readers, these socks are for me! May I say, I speak French, I don't write it)
I am loving knitting socks for myself. I admit that with some shame, as I have blatantly decried sock knitting in the past. There is a little fear that the knitting gods will stand with hands on hips, brow lifted and judge me as a hypocrit, given my outspoken nature in the past regarding sock knitting. Here is the truth: I heretofore had never knit socks using two circular needles. I fumbled and fidgeted and fudged with double pointed needles. Skinny, skinny double pointed needles. Those skinny dpns and thin, thin yarn would like to have driven me over a cliff. Someone far wiser in all things knitterly than I made the statement (and published it) "Socks Soar on Two Circulars". (Cat Bordhi). Though I never read her book, I did view a tutorial on youtube and gave it a try when faced with the Christmas sock knitting trials. It took.
The yarn is Paton's Kroy Socks in Paint Box. I love this colorway. It is not self-striping, rather a kaleidoscope of vibrant hues. Delightful! I am following Easy Lace Socks pattern from The Big Book of Socks by Kathleen Taylor. I made the men's socks for Christmas from her book as well. I will set these down tonight to work on man's slippers, but will keep you posted on Pour Moi! sock progress.