Sunday Swing Socks
I finished these in the beginning of January, having started them right before Christmas:
The pattern is the Sunday Swing Socks from the Summer 2009 issue of Knitty. I noticed that I average about a year behind on Knitty patterns; I think that's because it's near impossible to get on there due to traffic when a new issue is out, and then I simply forget to check it after a while. About a month later, I think to check it out, and glance at the patterns, say, "Oooh, that's nice", and get back to what I am knitting.
These were fun to knit. I've had the yarn, Opal Krokodil (a/k/a Crocodile) in my stash FOREVA (FOREVA meaning since about 2006) and decided it's high time I use it. I looked around on Ravelry for projects made with it, and didn't really like what I saw as far as the pooling goes. I'm glad the colorway I have is black and gray/white, as looks a little bit better. I still think the pattern is rather obscured by the yarn, but overall I like the socks. They are warm and the yarn appears to be quite strong (I've heard that Opal wears like iron).
So, it's been about 2 months since I finished these socks and it was still only 12 degrees when I left for work this morning. I was forced to keep sexy alive by bundling up:
I feel pretty.