A couple of weeks back I was very fortunate (and thrilled) to receive a little birthday gift from my U.S Ravelry friend Elizabeth. I opened the box to be greeted with 2 of the cutest little balls of sock yarn. It is Cascade Yarns Fixation and is cotton with an elastic blend which makes it super stretchy. I haven't seen it before so I can only presume it's not widely available here in the UK...but I love it!!
The other night (despite having many unfinished knitting projects) I was so desperate to see how this knitted up so hunted out my DPN's.
I have previously only tried the basic sock pattern as I tend to use self patterning wool..which is impressive in it own right. Now, I could have attempted one of the more intricate sock patterns I have collected but why make things difficult? Stick o what you know (for now).
In a couple of days I completed sock one. There was a bit of frogging as I decided on a 1x1 rib instead of a 2x2 (to make it a tighter fit) and then I decided to go for a ribbed heel for more durablity.
I am fairly pleased with the result so far..although I think I was perhaps a bit too eager to cast off and could have done with another few rows on the foot for room (this may be remedied later..depending on my patience!)
So, thanks again Elizabeth. Now to get my second sock done so I can show off these super stripes with my Clarks Mary Jane sandals this summer.