FO: Knitting is Recess for Adults

Me + Felici Socks = Love

I guess I am getting the hang of this sock thing, because I have managed to finish my second pair of the year by Feb 12th.  I don’t have much to say on these socks, they are stripe-y and fun and awesome to wear to bed.  I have one more set of Felici sport from 2011 and they will get turned into vanilla socks and I will be checking out the 2012 Felici colors to see what I will be picking up in the spring.

I couldn't resist wearing these the instant they came off the needles so you can see signs of wearing, which only makes me love them more. Also I ran the stripes in opposite directions so that I wouldn't have to worry when the stripes didn't line up perfectly, like in my first pair.

For those who aren’t familiar with Felici, they are the super soft sock yarns that KnitPicks gets in limited edition colorways.  Each spring they release 8ish fingering weight and about 6ish sport weight colorways and when they are gone they are gone.  The yarn is coveted not only for its softness, but also because the colorways are so hard to come by.  This past fall KP released some of the most popular Felici fingering colorways, and I must confess I picked up a few of them, including the Time Traveller colorway, designed to resemble the famous (infamous?) Doctor Who scarf  and the Rainbow colorway, which will most likely get turned into baby knits and some Swedish Fish socks.

I do like how Instagram filters can help the colors pop, which isn't exactly how they look but rather how they look to me because I love them so much.

The next socks on the queue are Staked by Glenna C, made out of TFA Blue Label in Cranberry the November 2011 Year in Color colorway.  I may have to alternate fancy and vanilla socks, because I am loving the speed at which I am finishing socks.

– Details –

Project Name: Knitting is Recess for Adults

Pattern: Kid Stuff by Melissa Morgan-Oakes in Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks

Recipient: Me

Yarn: KnitPicks Felici Sport in Recess (2011)

Modifications: Knit at way tighter than gauge to get some firm socks that don’t sack after the first wearing.

New Skills:  Nothing really, these are getting to be my vanilla, no thought required, socks

Feedback:

  • Yarn: Felici is great! It is soft and wears well and doesn’t do anything funny in the dryer.  I just wish the Sport weight would come in as many colorways as the fingering.
  • Pattern: Clean, tidy and it works, what more can a person ask for, other than a digital copy so that I could keep it on my iPad rather than having to haul out the book when I need to remember how to turn the heel.

Re-Knit?:  Yeppers, I have one more set of Felici sport in my stash and they are probably going to slip into the queue after the cable heavy Staked socks.

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