FO: Gaudi socks

It always amazes me how much I love knitting socks. They knit up so fast compared to a full length sweater on 3mm needles!

I’ve already been wearing them for a few days but I hadn’t yet posted an official FO post. I mainly knit this project to try out drops delight yarn and I must say I’ve truly enjoyed knitting with it. The yarn feels like handspun singles but it’s sturdier than it seems. I think I like it 🙂

I also really like the gaudi pattern because it’s so simple and quick. It’s a slip stitch pattern so it feels like you’re only doing half the actual work. I liked the pattern (and yarn) so much I directly ordered two extra balls so I can knit this sock for the BF as well! I can’t knit socks for myself and not knit socks for the BF, so every time I knit one sock for myself I also knit one sock for the BF afterwards. I’ve been lagging a bit so I’ll have to knit 3 socks for him now 🙂 such a burden lol.

It’s quite easy to knit socks for the BF. I use the exact same amount of stitches but I use a 2.75mm needle and it fits him perfectly. In the end there’s not much of a difference in the fabric anyway so I don’t think it really makes a difference it durability or warmth. It does however make a huge difference in knitting comfort!

When I say he’ll get 3 socks it’s because I’ve been knitting on blackrose for a while too! I totally <3 this pattern. I’ve used a ball of drops delight for this one too (color 02) and I really like the way it turned out! There’s just a small problem…

really…? this was just mean.. I ran out of yarn. I knew I was going to run out of yarn, it was quite obvious but I just didn’t want to believe it. So yes, I actually did knit faster. The problem now is that I can’t knit any other socks even tho I do have enough sockyarn to keep me busy. I just don’t have any 2.5mm dpn’s anymore and the BF’s yarn hasn’t arrived yet so I can’t knit a manly sock with the 2.75 either. The reason I knit with 2.5mm only is because by now I know exactly how socks knit on 2.5mm will react to my feet and I’m not willing to calculate and mess up again.

I’m hoping that my yarn will arrive before the weekend so I can finish my blackrose and CO for the BF socks. I’ll have some serious withdrawal if I don’t receive it before the weekend. On the other hand this might be a good development.. .I’ve actually been knitting on some other projects.. I might actually  finish something before 2012 😛

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