Monday, April 14, 2008

Fernwood Woolworks Rainy Day Socks

I received my package of socks from Fernwood Woolworks today. These socks are made from yarn I got at the Blue Moon Fibers Arts Mills End in November. The owner, Lynette, knits socks from your yarn on an antique knitting machine.


I love how the socks turned out, especially since I didn't have to knit them. The top cuff is turned over and has K6P1 ribbing for about 2 1/2 inches. Then the rest is knit in stockinette. The toes and heels even look great!



I have a lot of sock yarn in my stash and at $13.50 a pair, having socks machine knit is quick and inexpensive way to increase the number knitted socks I have. I really like knitting socks but I can only knit so many. This way I can get more socks and allow myself to buy more sock yarn, something I have stopped doing. :)


Carrie said...

Look at how beautifully regular the stripes look with that consistent machine gauge!

Rhonda said...

Yep, I'd never get that in a hand-knit sock. That what's make hand-knit socks unique but I consistent is nice and I don't have to tell everyone the were machine knit, right? :)

Carry said...

Oh so tempting! :)

(hey, if you get this before 4, email me back!)