We're back from our two week vacation. It was good to be away, but it is good to be home again too. We put a lot of miles on the van and that translated into a lot of knitting time.
I finished these socks somewhere in western Illinois.
It was good timing as I needed them during the night while we were camping in Rocky Mountain National Park. They did a great job of keeping my feet warm.
The pattern for these socks comes from The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns. It is full of patterns for basic designs in multiple sizes and gauges: gloves, hats, mittens, socks, etc. So, you can use almost any yarn you want with the needles you want. You just knit a swatch to determine your gauge, choose your size and then follow the chart with those two numbers in mind.
I took this book out from the library a couple of years ago and copied the sock pattern pages. This pair of socks was the first time I used it, but while I was knitting these socks I was wishing that I written down the title of the book so that I could find it again. Then, while yarn shopping with my mom, I found it on the shelf. So, I bought it and am happy to have it as part of my personal library.
I also knit a pair of mittens while we were away, but thankfully it wasn't cold enough to need those.