So far, I’m actually following though on my resolution to knit more socks in 2011. James has just spent four weeks in China for work, so when he got back yesterday, I surprised him with with handknit socks as a belated Valentine’s day gift.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have any suitably masculine yarn, so I wasn’t able to reduce my sock stash. I ended up with some HYAW merino cashmere blend which was wonderfully soft to work with. I also love the way the plain stockinette shows off the subtle variegation. The other details are pretty boring: heel flaps, extra long 2×2 cuffs and a basic toe. But the socks fit perfectly and I know they’ll get worn a ton. Gift success!