21st Century Yarn for 19th Century Feet
Pattern: 3x1 Ribbed Socks
Yarn: Patons SWS, about 1.5 balls in Natural Plum
Needles: Knit Picks Options 40" circular, size US7
Size: Fits my size 7.5 foot a little loosely
Upon further inspection and reflection, I love this yarn. It's really soft and silky. I love the way it's loosely spun, with occasional slubs. The colors are lovely. It's easy to find and pretty affordable (I paid $5.99 a ball). Just a couple of days from start to finish, and I have my own pair of wooly, wonderful house socks.
And a good thing, too. It's been darn cold here on Lake Erie. (Warning: following discussion may be TMI for some of you!) In the wintertime, I have noticed that the very ends of my toes can get really red and swollen and they HURT. But only in the winter. My mom and I were discussing this and she helpfully suggested Googling my symptoms.
(Do you do that too? Express complete mystification about [topic] and forget completely about the wonder of the Internets? I do it all the time.)
I was not optimistic about finding an answer to my query. I had never heard of anyone having this sort of problem. But apparently, it is not so uncommon. You can even get a t-shirt! The answer is apparently to keep one's feet nice and toasty. Looky there! I have medical dispensation to knit more socks!
Chillblains?! That sounds so antiquated. In fact, isn't it the sort of complaint you'd encounter in, say, a Decemberists song?
Labels: My Passion for Socks