it is supposed to be cold here this weekend. really cold. like highs in the teens (-7 to - 11 C.) and nighttime temperatures even colder. fortunately, i don't have to go anywhere tomorrow, and i'm a knitter. which means i have nice warm wool socks. namely, nice warm just off the needles - finally - rococo.
pattern: rococo socks by anne hanson
yarn: fearless fibers superwash merino wool, smoke colorway
needles: us 00 (1.75 mm), us 0 (2.0 mm), us 1 (2.25 mm)
this would be the pair where sock 1 was finished in august, sock 2 was ignored until finally i cast on in the late fall and my gauge was completely different, so it got set aside again. but i ordered smaller needles, cast on over the holidays and, after a glove-induced delay finally have a finished pair!
of course, i like the august photo better than the finished pic:
it seems to show the pattern better. however, as the days get longer - and eventually they might even get warmer(!) we'll have better photo weather again.
i did enjoy knitting these - despite the big gap. they were my first toe-up socks and i think i'm a convert - they fit the best of any socks i've made for myself. it seems like it's easier for me to decide to start the heel at the right spot (toe-up) than the toe at the right spot (cuff down).
now...which of my remaining unfinished projects to work on next...?