Whew! Finally we have a new FO! It feels like it’s been months… Guess that’s what happens when you cast on ALL THE THINGS. Ha!
I’m pretty much an inexplicable sock knitter. Based on my knitting personality, I should hate knitting socks. (i.e., I am generally a product-knitter, and socks are on such teeny-tiny needles so they take foreeeeeever…) But I’m addicted…go figure.
Hand-made teapot sock blockers from Purrfectly Catchy Designs — purchased at Stitches Midwest 2013
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably heard more than enough about these socks… They’re knit out of my own hand-dyed yarn — Wanderer Sock in the ‘Sweet Treat’ candy corn colorway. A few weeks ago I was Jones-ing for a pair of Halloween socks, and this yarn fit the bill perfectly.
This pair, as you may be able to tell, was knit using the Hermione’s Everyday Sock pattern. (Hence the name Halloween Hermiones.) I’ve made three pairs so far and would recommend this pattern to any sock knitter (newbie or otherwise) that doesn’t want to have to think too much while knitting…they’re quick and easy, yet still interesting. (Plus I love Harry Potter, so… 😛 ) I was so excited about finishing these that I didn’t even get any FO objects before they were worn…(these photos were taken after washing/drying.)
They’ve been finished for about five days and I’ve already worn them several times and washed/dryed them. (I was thrilled with how well the color held in the washer — I’m paranoid when it comes to machine washing knits…even if they’re super wash.)
(P.S. A quick little plug for my TLMYC Etsy shop — if you’re interested in making some Halloween Hermiones for yourself, my Wanderer Sock ‘Sweet Treat’ yarn is on sale until October 31. No coupon necessary!)
I can tell already that these are going to get a looooot of love this fall and winter. 🙂 Onto the next pair!
What’s your favorite sock pattern?