Well here are some toe up, two at a time socks:
Nothing fancy, they fit nicely. I bound off a bit too tightly (eep!) and had to stretch them out over my heel to get them on
Now on the yarn review since I feel so strongly about this. The yarn is a superwash wool blend from J.Knits. And it looked and felt lovely in the hank:
I don't know if anyone has ever used this yarn, of if I just got a fluke but...man, this yarn was AWFUL. I looovved the colorway in the hank, but I'm very disappinted with how it worked up. The color runs are too short. Blech.
Really, this is the worst yarn I've ever had the displeasure to work with. It's hard feeling on my feet. These socks are not comfortable. It was very loosely spun or something because the yarn was untwisting all over the place and splitty. And it felt just terrible as I knit--it had no give and was SQUEAKING as I worked it. Worse than Red Heart, in my opinion. And this stuff was $22 for the hank! Man...worst birthday splurge ever
. I will never, ever buy something from this yarnmaker again that's how bad it was considering the price to product ratio. Ugh.
The good news, I guess, is that these socks are on the short side and it looks like I probably have enough yarn for a pair of ankle socks. But--I'm not looking forward to knitting them
I very seriously recommend that NOBODY use this yarn EVER...and I may even share that opinion with the LYS owner (and her pricing scheme!)
Anyway--sorry for the rant! But I had to get that out
. I'm still wearing these babies to work tomorrow though, heh.