Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Christmas Socks Done!

They took me quite a while, but I've finally finished the socks I started on Christmas morning with the Step Yarn the Pea put under the tree.


Christmas Morning Socks
Cast On: 25 December 2006
Completed: 24 March 2006
Yarn: Austermann Step - 01 Laub (Leaves)
Needles: Knit Picks US2 Circs
Pattern: Wendy's Generic Toe-Up, with K3, P1 ribbing for leg


I really loved working with the yarn. The aloe and jojoba in there isn't just a gimmick. When I knit with this yarn my hands didn't get all dry and flaky like they usually do. And when I wore them, I felt that my feet were much softer that night. This is a big deal for me, as I have definite dryness issues. I rub petroleum jelly on my hands and feet each night before bed. Yucky, I know, but it works! I've already bought a second skein of this yarn, and I also think it would be a great choice for socks that will be gifted away. It would bring a bit more pampering to the giftee!

20 comments:

Dave said...

They socks are lovely, and thanks for the review of the "lotion". Great job of matching the stripes!

KeanaLee said...

Nice! Where can I get some of this yarn?

Nancy said...

Wow! Those stripes match perfectly! You are one talented lady!

Kelly said...

That yarn is wonderful to work with. Your socks look great!

jessica said...

They look yummy! What nice colors!

Wannabe said...

LOVE THEM! I have some of that in my stash I need to knit up!

MissyJoon said...

soooo nice--I love the k3, p1 rib--the colors are nice, nice nice! Lucky giftee, whom ever you choose!

Sonya said...

Nice socks! I like the k3, p1 ribbing too. I've been using Wendy's toe-up pattern a lot lately. Your ability to match up the stripes is quite impressive!

Jenn said...

Thanks for the report on the softness - both hubbo and I have a skein in the stash tha I think will be getting knit up soon - yours look great!

Jennifer said...

Lovely!

I use a foot treatment from Burt's Bees that works well on the feel as well. I have similar "dry feet" issues.

Zonda said...

Nice socks!! I've never used it, but I bet that lotion is awesome! :) (I bet you are so glad they are done!)

Dipsy said...

My gosh, they are gorgeous! What a beautiful and subtle colourway - perfect! You know, I was very curious to read about your impressions of the aloe and jojoba that's in the yarn - I really thought that's just an addition to have a reason to make the yarn a bit more expensive - but what you wrote about it was proof enough for me that it isn't just a gimmick, but something very cool! Will have to get myself a skein or two of that, you've certainly inspired me - and my hands could use a bit of something to soften them up too!

Stephanie said...

I have that same color - so cool to see them knit up. I started a pair of socks in a different colorway. For the first inch I was sure I hated the yarn because it felt so different. By the second inch I had totally fallen in love. Other sock yarn felt strange after that!

Kathy said...

Oh I'll have to check that yarn out now. Great blog photo of the socks too!

christine said...

Perfection!
Yes, I so agree, that Step yarn is great for dry hands and fingers. Now, if you could just learn to knit with your toes, you'd be all set!

Melissa said...

Very nice! I've been wanting to try that yarn and now I want to even more!

Olga said...

Wow, they match perfectly! I smiled when I saw your post, because your "christmas" socks are the same idea as my "birthday" sweater...started on that particular day! Doesn't it feel like a little bit of Christmas all over again?

The_Add_Knitter said...

I agree that the Step feels so nice to the touch. I saw a massive amount of it today at a yarn store and was so enthralled that I didn't buy any as it was too hard to choose! Love the 'laub'colorway.

Ragan said...

Hey....now I know how my socks will look too. tee-hee. :)
Love them! The yarn feels so awesome. That is the pattern I always use too.
:)

Kristina said...

Those socks are GREAT!

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