Socks Were Promised. . .
. . .and socks you shall have. Gamely modeled by the fabulous DD's at Cross Estate Gardens in Bernardsville, NJ. If you live in the area, these gardens are well worth a visit.
Poor DD#1, those green shoes were way too small. Ah, the things
we our kids do for our art! ;)
Pattern: My own
Yarn: White Oak Studios Merino Superwash, Color: Desperate Housewives
Needles: US 1 [2.5mm]
This color is a little uncooperative in photography.
Pattern: My own basic top down sock, picot cuff
Yarn: Claudia's Handpainted Fingering, Color: Plumlicious
Needles: US 0 [2mm]
These are knit pretty tightly, but zeros were the only needles I had available when I wanted to cast on for a basic stockinette sock. Not to mention the fact that the two skeins of Claudia's were quite different. Yes, I know I should have knit from both balls at once, but the whole point of a stockinette sock is the simplicity in knitting and the portability. I didn't want to deal with two tangled balls in the dark movie theaters where I knit these. They will be just fine worn under jeans.
Have I ever mentioned that I kitchener my socks inside out? I discovered early on that the process is more logical on the purl side of the fabric. It is so much easier to see how the stitches should be formed. If you have trouble kitchenering, try it.
A couple of additional photos of the gardens: