Hey would you look at that- I wrote this draft nearly a month ago and never posted it! Who's a bad blogger? I'm a bad blogger. But anyway. Onto the now-dated account of one of my favorite pairs of socks.
I love these socks.
I wove in the last end this morning and promptly put them on, and haven't taken them off since. They fit perfectly, and have just the right amount of negative ease. (I like my socks to have a lot of negative ease, which is why I can't wear these socks very much- the 2x2 ribbing isn't snug enough.) I followed the pattern Pin Striped Socks by Julia Swart. The only modifications I made were to use US1 needles, knit them two at a time on one circular, and put two inches of 1x1 ribbing at the cuff.
The yarn I used is Knitpicks Felici in the color way Building Blocks. I also have another couple of balls in the color way Spooky, which I'm planning to knit up after my Christmas knitting is done- maybe in the pattern Fruit Loops?
Note- after using these socks for about a month, I'm happy to say that they have, thus far, held up beautifully and are very comfortable.