Monday, May 23, 2016

FO: Torrent Socks

I did manage to finish something for myself during all the baby knits. Just in time for warm(ish) weather I have a new pair of woolly socks.

Pattern: Torrent socks by Tin Can Knits

Yarn: Yarn Yard Cairn

Notes: I started this with the medium size, realized it was way too big, decreased to the small size and kept going. I really enjoyed knitting these, partly because the back half of the socks is stockinette stitch - really interesting lace on the front, a nice break on the back, never boring. I may seek out patterns like this in the future.

They fit well, but the yarn is not that hard-wearing. After a few washes, it's gone a bit fuzzy. Even with nylon content I don't think it is great for socks. Oh well. It's soft and pretty and if I use it again I'll make a shawl or something instead.

It's taken me three days to write this post because this is my new reality:

Our baby boy was born 8 May, so he's already two weeks old and we're still not sure what hit us!


  1. Big, huge congratulations, he's perfect! They certainly take a bit of adjusting to, that's for sure! Great socks too:)

  2. Congrats on the new baby boy! I feel like lots of knitters I follow on blogs and instagram are having them all RIGHT NOW, or maybe I'm just noticing more because I'm due myself in a month. :)

  3. Congratulations on this little one. And cool socks.

  4. Wonderful! Congrats on both creations ;)

  5. Wonderful! Congrats on both creations ;)