Overcoming my resistance to pink
I'll admit it, I've never liked pink much. It's just so girly. Despite the fact that I am female, I don't consider myself to be girly. So why is it that I like these socks so much?
Don't get me wrong, I don't particularly want to wear them. (They do fit me, though.) I just enjoy looking at them. It's probably because the colors are so different from what I usually knit.
Pattern: Conwy, from Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush
Yarn: Smoky Mountain Fibers superwash sock yarn (75% wool, 25% nylon) in the Rosewood colorway
Needles: size 1 DPNs
Modifications: I didn't do the calf shaping. (My niece is a skinny seven-year-old who has no need for calf shaping...yet.) Also, I changed the round toe to my favorite wedge toe.
By the second sock, I was finding the pattern to be a bit tedious. I'm glad I slogged through it, though, because I love the end result. It helped that the yarn was lovely to knit with—soft and not at all splitty. There were some minor pooling issues, but nothing I found objectionable.
Look how well these socks coordinate with the bottle of wool wash.
Have I mentioned how much I love Soak? The bottle pictured above is a so-called limited edition scent named "a scent for celebration." It's warm and almost fruity (my nose detects peaches). However, my favorite flavor of Soak is actually aquae. I have to resist the urge to dab it behind my ears. Performance-wise, Soak seems to clean as well as Eucalan. About the only negative thing I can say about it is that it's pricey—about 50% more than Eucalan.
Next up, orange socks. It's all about color these days at T4SHQ.