Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Cote d'Azur BFF Finally Finished

These socks have been sitting in the back room without toes for two months. Inspired to action by notification of a Slackford Studio yarn shipment headed my way for Brother Dave and Karen's Christmas knitting, I picked them up and finished them last night.

It felt good to knit again.

No, I do not need another pair of socks. I seem to collect socks like other knitters collect stash. This is only depressing because I have enough socks to last the rest of my life with many left over and no excuse to knit more. But I did anyway. And I'm looking forward to knitting socks for other people now.

Pattern: BFF by Cookie A. 56 stitch size.

Yarn: Stalwart Sock Yarn from Slackford Studio

Color: Cote d'Azur.

Needles: Options 2.50mm circulars.

Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch in stockinette.


Jill said...

Socks and dishcloths have been a constant knit for me since Tim died. Mindless enough to be goof-proof but still requiring enough attention to distract me. I'm glad to see you're knitting again. I pray it helps you as much as it's helping me.

Judy S. said...

Beautiful! I love cables. What's your favorite cable needle, or do you cable without a needle?

Midj said...

They are so pretty. Love the color. Glad you picked the needles up again.

Dorothy said...

Beautiful socks! I haven't reached that stage with my socks yet, but imagine I will eventually. As much as we hate to think of our hand knit socks wearing out, sometimes it would be better if they did so we wouldn't feel bad about the never-ending supply coming off our needles.

Nancy said...

These BFFs are beautiful! I love blue. I like that pattern, too. It's easy, yet interesting, and the finished product is great. I also have more socks than I need, but it's hard to stop knitting them. (I enjoy it so much!) At this point, I try to make more for gifts than for myself, but sometimes there's a special color or pattern that I just "have" to have.

We have recently moved from California back to Oregon, so now I'm working on a sweater!

Marie said...

It makes me happy to know that you knit again...it's like an old friend welcoming you back, isn't it? If you find yourself oversocked, I have found that they make great charity items, and I know you have done piles of charity knitting for children. Socks have fetched good prices at auctions, in my experience, so that's always a nice option--unless you simply want my mailing address. ;)

Gale said...

Your socks are so lovely! If you ever felt like you would like to gift a pair of socks--my daughter and her family live/work in Pakistan. Up in the NorthWest
FrontierProvince. They do literacy with a nomadic group and actually sometimes do the nomad thing with them (bringing along their two little tiny children with them. Quite the adventures!) It gets cold there in the winter. I could send you their address if you were interested.