FO – Orange Pekoe Socks
This summer I participated in the Loopy Ewe swap and I was paired with another Cookie A. fanatic, a young woman named Mandy. She and I had a pleasure getting to know each other during this swap. I’ve always been paired with really nice women but I think she and I had more in common than many of the other swaps I participated in.
I had some difficulty with her socks. I started a pair right before going on vacation and a few days into it, I wasn’t feeling the love between yarn and pattern. And of course I realized this a few states away from my stash. Then the storm hit and, honestly, I didn’t even want to touch wool
But then I found the Orange Pekoe Pattern and it was smooooooooth sailing from then on out.
Pattern: Orange Pekoe Socks by Cookie A from her 2011 Sock Club. Pattern Available here.
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Yarn(s): Three Irish Girls McCellan Fingering, .8 skeins, 320 yards.
Colorway(s): Mountain Cathedrals
Needle(s): US 1 – 2.25 mm
Casted On: June 27, 2012
Casted Off: July 12, 2012
It goes with without saying how much I love Cookie’s patterns and this was no exception!! While it might not appeared that these flew off my needdles because I took two weeks to make them, I still enjoyed knitting them!
The yarn was a perfect match and wasn’t a heavy wooly feel because of its bamboo content. I’m sure Mandy appreciated getting them in the summer time. Perfect pair for this time of year. The yarn also handled the pattern very well too. Because of allllllllllll of this i found it very hard to mail these puppies
I will definitely be making another pair of these for moi soon!