Wednesday, November 18, 2009
highland heather wool socks
The last time I went on a vacation was in June 2006. I traveled with my husband, 7 month old son and my Mom to Scotland for a friends wedding. My brother, Christopher also met us over there. It was a wonderful trip and I have found myself thinking about this time in my life and trip recently. I really loved this year. There was a certain calm and newness to being a first time Mother, a little baby in my arms and a whole new life.
Having Scottish in my heritage I had always wanted to visit. I fell in love with the land. All that green! The rivers, mountains, castles & sheep grazing along the road. And, of course the cities and people.
While at the NYS Sheep and Wool this year I found myself attracted to this Peruvian Highland Heather wool. There was something about the shade, the richness of color so I bought one skein for 7 dollars not having a real plan in place for it.
About a month or so ago, I came across this pattern for My Basic Socks by Kit Zerbe. I was allerted to errata in the pattern by Claire and found the corrected version on Ravelry.
This yarn happened to be perfect for the pattern. It is soft and warm. A heavy sock that is good for wearing with boots or padding around the house. They also happen to remind me a lot of Scotland and the heather growing along the roads.
This is my first pair of handmade socks and were very easy to knit.