There is something about fall that just suits knitting! You should see a wee bit more in my future as I have signed up for two knitting swaps for October....one for a hat and one for a scarf. Also, I finally finished off the socks I started during my summer holiday back home in Ontario. I used a few long plane flights as an opportunity to work on them. On the flight back from Chicago I had the second of the pair very nearly finished. And this morning, I finally got them off my needles. Fall weather is definitely here now and I enjoyed a bit of it as I took a few pictures of my new socks.....just to prove they are done. I've been wearing them all day now, and they feel like socks.....and they look like socks! I must have done OK:)
The pattern for these socks came on the inside of the ball band of the Premier Yarns Serenity Sock yarn I picked up for super cheap at a Joannes this summer down in Oregon. The pattern was very simple and straight forward for a beginner at sock knitting. The pattern is also available online at Premier Yarns if you'd like to try it. They are very basic socks. I liked the concept of the self striping yarn too! Now I feel ready to try something a bit fancier for my next pair. I got a huge bag of Reggia sock yarn in solid navy blue at a thrift store last year and now I feel a bit closer to being ready to tackle it.