When you're seen in public knitting socks as often as I am, you get asked about doing custom orders A LOT. Very few of these queries ever reach a knitted conclusion. This was a pair that was meant to be.
J is a friend who understands the value of making things. She's an artist, an activist, a businesswoman, and an all-around fine person and friend. When she requested knee socks, "whatever you come up with", I was happy to oblige. Having acquired a large amount of Opal sock yarn at a post-holiday sale last year, I even had enough of the perfect yarn.
This is where knitting toe-up is a major perk. I cast on each sock at the toe and went just as long as I could, producing a generous length leg and cuff that can be pulled over the knee, scrunched or folded down over a boot. Perfect for walking her dog or a weekend in the camper. For my impossibly sweet friend, a truly practical pair of socks. And oh, the leg shaping! I loved working the increases and the way they branch off from the centre line. For such a large project, the time really flew.
What big fun have you been creating lately?
J's socks ~ 100 g Opal Van Gogh per sock ~ 2.25mm needle, stockinette foot, 2x2 ribbed leg