I get a fair few ideas from my knitting group. I think they get double the credit for this next project – I bought the yarn on a field trip we took to Clever Knits, and Jess’s Longjohns convinced me to make my own.
Pattern: Longjohn Socks by Anne Hanson
Yarn: Pagewood Farms Yukon in Orange Spice
Needles: US0 Inox grey DPNs
One thing you probably never guessed about me is that I love the color orange. Sadly, it is also one of the least flattering on me. So I don’t wear it much. But luckily, you don’t have to worry as much about flattering colors when they’re on your feet!
So obviously, I adore the colors of this yarn, but what about the yarn itself? It’s quite lovely, actually – Pagewood Yukon is enjoyable to work with and should wear really nicely. I have plenty leftover for another small project, which makes me happy because it means I can work with this yarn again!
As for the pattern itself, I had to make shorter cuffs to match my shorter legs, but otherwise I dig it – doesn’t compete with the yarn at all, and yet it’s not totally boring either. (And coming from me, that’s actually fairly high praise. Yes, I know I’m lacking in attention span.) I’ll probably use it again sometime in the future.
Most importantly, I love love love the finished socks – in fact, this may be one of my all-time favorite pairs!