It is is bitterly cold here in the Rockies this morning with subzero temperatures. With snowflakes gently falling outside it seems to be a perfect day to share my finished Snowflake Socks with you. I’m glad that I don’t have to get out today. Instead, I think I will be stoking up the fire, enjoying some spiced tea and contemplating what socks I will knit next for the December 2009 Sock Knitters Anonymous challenge.
I enjoyed knitting these Snowflake Socks and found it satisfying to use up some stashed yarn. The Dale of Norway Heilo softened up considerably after blocking which makes me really want to get going on a couple Dale of Norway sweaters that I have earmarked for stash yarn.
I’m a bit disappointed with the fit of the toes on this sock. I’ve never knit this kind of toe before and don’t even know what type it is. Although it was fun to knit the shape is bulky on my toes. I’m not sure if it is the way the pattern is written or if it is the structure of my foot, probably the latter.
The designer for the November Sockdown challenge was Chrissy Gardiner. When I saw this sock pattern I envisioned wearing them with my old fashioned flannel nightgown. Of course, I also envisioned wearing a nightcap with the ensemble! What do you think? My husband lowers our thermostat to 60 degrees every night so I think a nightcap might get some use. But then, we do sleep under a down comforter which keeps us plenty warm.
Pattern: Snowflake Socks
Designer: Chrissy Gardiner
Source: Fall 2007 Interweave Knits
Yarn: Dale of Norway Heilo
Needle Size: 2.75 mm