Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Alpaca sox

These socks were K's Christmas present. (Worked in total secrecy, even.)

Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox (60/20/20 alpaca/merino/nylon) color 1877 "Dress Grey." This yarn was quite nice to work with (not as much memory as straight wool, though). Two caveats: first, although it's fingering-weight, it's on the heavy side. Second, it's really warm. These are not summer socks!

Pattern is Retro Rib Socks from Favorite Socks. Very cute and very simple. I really should have gone one more repeat on the feet for these, but they fit K almost perfectly.

'Shimi was very curious about the whole process of sock photography, and she eventually consented to a modeling session of her own. Next time: an exclusive!


Superquail said...

Who will get the socks now?

Lanafactrix said...

I gave them to him for Christmas.