Ravelry project page – Caretta Caretta Socks
More hand-knit socks! These have been finished for a long time. I just never got around to taking pictures of them. Probably because I’ve been too busy wearing them! For Christmas I got Socktopus by Alice Yu and I could not wait to cast on a pair. But I knew I was going to get my wisdom teeth taken out on the 2nd of January (Happy New Year to me!) so even though I was itching to cast on a pair of super complex socks, I restrained my self and chose these instead. No serious counting involved here.
Every single pair of socks in this book is incredible. I cannot wait to knit them all. Maybe I’ll try to knit them all in 2014, though this could turn out like last year when I tried to knit 13 socks in 2013. I only made it to 7.5. Pretty close in my opinion. Anyone up for a super casual knit along so I can get some support?
So I mentioned recently that I have become obsessed with purple and I think these socks are at the root of that. I started them when I was suppose to be studying for finals and they went really quickly after that. The yarn selection was a little haphazard. I chose the pattern then cast on with the grey and realized that I never picked out a contrast color. I had a couple of ideas of what I wanted to use but I hadn’t actually decided on one yet! I would like to say that I never do this but that’s not entirely true. Selecting colors is always a “hope for the best” type situation. The purple had been in my yarn stash for ages so I chose it and it was a match made in heaven! These colors work perfectly together! I really am in love with how they turned out and I wear them every chance I get. They’re a little big, which I like. If it gets super cold I can layer them up if I decide to go outside or I could just stay inside and be the couch potato I am.