Closing Up For A While
Wool socks for my brother-in-law Stavros. Now I had no idea that he would have liked wool socks and never made him any. After all, he lives in Greece. Who needs wool socks in Greece? When my mother-in-law passed away in the spring I had just sent over a new pair of socks for her that she never got to wear. Stavros immediately claimed them as his own. Seems it gets a bit cool on that boat of his in the fall. I decided to gift him another pair.
These socks are knit with Noro sock yarn. I loved the colors and hated knitting with this yarn for a couple of reasons. Firstly it is difficult to knit on bamboo needles and slides off steel needles and secondly because it is a single ply yarn and has a lot of thin spots which required what I call cut and paste. Lots of ends to sew in.
This pair is for me as well and it's done with Classic Elite Yarns, Summer Sox. It's a blend of cotton, merino and nylon. I decided to change up the basic vanilla sock pattern by doing a frilly cast on.
And while we were bumming around I couldn't resist buying yarn in the little city of North Bay, Ontario. Great yarn shop and I had to stop myself. I had planned on buying more in the town of Parry Sound but never did make it to the yarn shop, sadly.
So that's it then until November. I will knit in Greece and will post pictures of both my travels and my knitting on The View From Here.