Friday, May 13, 2011

Felix socks

I mentioned, a while ago, that I stocked up on self-striping yarn, so I could quickly make a bunch of stockingette socks. This is the second pair from that group, from a Canadian yarn dyer in Quebec: Biscotte & Cie. It was their little kitty logo that caught my attention, the fantastic self-striping colourways that caught my eye, and the experience of knitting with the yarn that caught my heart. This particular one is Felix, 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon: it is soft and fluffy and makes a really nice fabric for socks. The colours are really spectacular, too, as you can see.

Another simple toe-up stockingette sock, using Judy's Magic cast on and a standard toe, and another afterthought heel - this time, I changed the shape a little, by making it curvier and less pointy, which I think gives it a much better fit to my actual heel, which is not terribly pointy.

I know it looks like all I'm doing is socks, lately, but I assure you that isn't the case. Other projects are on the horizon.


Monika said...

Hello Ronda,
your admirer from France, me, is really curious about the afterthought-heel. Where would I find an instruction for it. Could you give me one?
Anyway, I really like to follow your blog!

Rhonda said...

Hi Monika - You didn't leave your email, so I can't respond directly, but here is a link to an Afterthought Heel tutorial:

If you google the term, you will find more tutorials out there. I hope that helps! Glad you are enjoying my blog.