I'm frantically packing for SAFF and dashing about with my normal every day craziness, but I wanted to jot a quick post about my new socks! It was finally cold enough yesterday to wear them to work and I spent a lot of time hopping around on one foot pulling up the leg of my jeans so that I could show them off. And then it was light enough to take pictures!
Nutkin by Beth LaPensee in Madelinetosh Sock, Cousteau
I love this pattern. I love the stitches, I love the way they flow together, I love the way they flew off of my needles, and I love love LOVE the turned hem on the cuff. It was a bit dodgy to knit up at first, but I got the hang of them. Plus the design is written top down with a short row heel and toe. I never thought I'd enjoy kitchenering sixty-four stitches in one go, but it turned out very nicely.
The Madelinetosh was a dream to work with. It has amazing stitch definition and the patterning wasn't lost in the darker color. I did not realize until I was on the Madelinetosh website that Cousteau is a new colorway. It really is lovely. My sister was asking about it and the best way I can describe it is a mermaid in the dark. You know, when the moon is refracted by the water and their tails glint just so? In any case, I understand now why the yarn costs so much. It has to be some of the nicest I've ever used.
Now I really must go get ready. So much to do. See you at SAFF on Saturday?