Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Icy Hot Wool

One sock done, a modified BFF sock, pattern by Cookie in BMFA Socks that Rock in Farmhouse and Koigu sock yarn in an icy blue colorway.
Like most natural fibers, wool breathes very well and is lovely in the summer. I have worn wool socks for summer hiking and slept comfortably with wool batted quilts in the warm months. It is one of the worlds most perfect fibers and should not be relegated to the cold. Hand knit socks are also perfect with sandals after the evening has cooled down a bit. I don't care what the fashionistas say.


Stella said...

damn straight! there is no season that wouldn't be better with some handknit socks.

ps. i'm going to have to get you to show me how you pick up your gusset stitches, cuz i swear yours are always the prettiest.

Neuroknitter said...

I love your socks! The Koigu and STR look great together!

I agree! A season doesn't exist that isn't improved by handknit socks!!