I was lucky enough, despite the mega activity around here, to find some quiet/knitting time to finish item number four for 2014 - a pair of much-needed socks.
Pattern: Basic Sock from Need A Sock?
Stitches Cast On: I wear a 7.5 - 8 ladies shoe and cast on 64 stitches. If I were using a larger needle - say a 2.75mm - I would have cast on only 60 stitiches. The 2.25mm needle gives a nice, tightly-knit, long-wearing sock but I need a few more stitiches with the smaller needle.
Yarn: Kroy Navy Blue, supplemented by Lady Galt Kroy when my stash ran out. Thanks, Sandra, plus a bit of brand-name-long-forgotten variegated left over from my Linen Stitch Scarf.
Cuff: 2 X 2 Ribbing
Heel: Round Heel.
Toe: Round Toe.
I love Kroy sock yarn. Some knitters rave over Mm-mm-mm soft, sock yarn, but considering the hours I put into the knititng, give me tough and long-wearing any day. This pair is warm and cozy and make a great addition to my sock drawer.