Summer Unfriendly Socks

It's taken the return of grey skys to persuade the 1TB to don the wool socks for their blog photo shoot. Every cloud has a silver lining! We seemed to skip spring and jump into summer here for a few days there. Normal service has now been resumed and socks are once again desirable.
Pattern: Primavera
Yarn: Shibui Sock - 2 skeins - Seaweed
Needles: 2.5mm Brittany Birch DPNs
Started: 2 April 2008
Finished: 10 May 2008
Notes: Fab pattern - very easily memorised and a lovely effect. Also loved this yarn - Raina recommended it and I got a batch shipped from the States via Simply Socks Yarn Company who provided a very good service and good value even including shipping. I'm a big fan, in love with the feel - very like Jitterbug or Koigu - and by all accounts there should be no bleeding of the colours in the wash. The colourways they offer are fabulous and this rich semi-solid green is a joy in person, though not easy to capture on camera. Officially worth the delay these are the recipient's favourite socks so far and my favourite pair I have made.

Comments

Charity said…
These look really great, and I love the pattern. I've had to add it to my queue. :0)
Veronique said…
I've never knit with Shibui sock yarn, but I've seen it (and fondled it)! I'm glad to hear you confirm how lovely it is :) Your green looks fab!
The socks look great! I love that color :)
Marianne said…
I've not had the pleasure of seeing/fondling that yarn, up close and personal like but mercy, that's some pretty colour/s!! and a fabulous pattern!
Terri said…
Gorgeous socks!!!! I'm liking the patter a lot!
I'm thinking of making DH a pair of socks for christmas, he keeps refusing when I offer, but how could he refuse if they were as nice as those eh??;-)
raining sheep said…
OOOH! they look lovely...the same color I knit for the Babe. I can't help but gush! I love the pattern you chose...I also have to confess that I just received in the mail like 5 sets of different colorways to make 5 pairs of socks...I love that yarn! It truly is my favorite sock yarn in the world.
Donna said…
Great socks. I clicked over to that site and now I want lots more sock yarn!!
Bells said…
Oh I like! I like a lot! I don't think I've seen them before and if I have, I don't think I looked closely. They're going straight onto my list.
dreamcatcher said…
Lovely socks! Glad to hear you had a lovely time on holiday too.
Linda said…
They do look good. The yarn sounds great and I have often looked at it. Your description means I may need to order some! Its cool here now too.
Rose Red said…
Fab socks!! Love the pattern and the yarn - seaweed is a very apt name for the colour!
Oh my word...just look at the detail in these socks...you clever, clever knitter you...
Lolly said…
these look so nice!
Kai said…
They're lovely! I have the pattern in my queue and I also have to-buy on the Shi-Bui!!!
Terby said…
Those are gorgeous!

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