Today’s FO is a carryover from last year’s personal sock club. I bagged this yarn and pattern up back in January 2011, but since I failed at finishing last year’s club, I kept the three remaining pairs from 2011 and then added three more pairs’, to create this year’s sock club.
After something as fiddly as my newest Sharks socks, I was relieved to draw this for the next pair:
Yes, you read that yarn right. Luckily, the Claudia’s Handpainted Fingering in these socks uses their old base – Louet Gems, which has been wearing just fine in my Mock Wave Cable Socks so far – and not the current, poorly wearing base that I used for my Sharks socks (both the original and redux). So I’m not super worried about this FO. On the other hand, I don’t particularly like working with the Louet yarn.
Luckily, the Monkey pattern is very easy and quick, so I didn’t have to work with the yarn for that long.
The socks aren’t particularly stretchy, so they’re not super easy to put on, but they’re nice and comfortably snug once they’re actually on. All in all, I’m pretty happy with them.