Monday, January 08, 2007
last Christmas FO
I think these are my favourite of this bunch. My mum's name is Eleanor, so she had to have some of these.
Started: November 2006
Finished: December 2006
Pattern: Eleanora Socks by Miriam Felton
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Cranberry
Needles: 2.5mm dpns and circulars
Modifications: I substituted an eye-of-partridge heel because I thought it complemented the leg pattern.
Notes: I loved knitting these. The pattern is very well-written, with very clear charts. The yarn is gorgeous, smooth and silky, just enough variation in colour to make it interesting without detracting from the stitch pattern (colour not quite right in either photo. Probably nearest in the bottom one, but a bit washed out). I love the diamonds at the top, and the way the toe decreases are written to maintain the pattern. (see below) I loved knitting something with a historical connection. I think I might knit another pair for myself sometime.