I put these on this morning and realised that I had never shown them here.
Pattern: Welsh Country Socks from Folk Socks by Nancy Bush.
Yarn: The brown is from Lidl and the white was one skein of Brown Sheep Wildfoote. I used about 1.5 balls of the Lidl yarn and one ball of the Wildfoote. The Lidl yarn is great and I will definitely buy more for socks when I see it on sale – they sell 4 balls for about €5.
The pattern was very straight forward to follow – I put the pattern on the toe section as well. I saw someone else had done the same thing in this colour combination and I thought it was really pretty. I wear these socks all the time. Now that I think about it, I think it’s partly because of the colour and also partly because of the length. I got the book on sale and picked it up primarily for this pattern, but it is terrific reading with many other attractive patterns that warrant closer inspection. Nancy Bush never fails to educate and entertain the knitter, I think.
I was tidying up and found a ball of Louisa Harding Ianthe that I bought to experiment with. It’s 50-50 merino-cotton and I had been thinking about a summer top, perhaps. I changed my mind subsequently and figured that some washcloths would be a good use. You can see how what size I think the hooks in the bathroom are changes…! The yarn was really lovely to work with , not very splitty at all and would make a nice top, were one so inclined.