Yes, there has been knitting going on, and on, and on, and on. I was starting to feel these socks would never get finished. So I just sat down and ignored the spinning wheel for a while, and knitted. I was determined to finish them. So here they are, my "Spring Fern Socks."
The pattern is a knitsnknishes design by Susan Lutsky. The yarn is KnitPick's "Imagination"
( 50% superwash Merino/25% Superfine Alpaca/25% nylon)- 2 skeins in the "Frog Prince" colorway. I used KnitPick's 40" Harmony circular needle in size 0 (2.0mm). I have not blocked them yet, but since I knit a pair using the same kind of yarn but another colorway, a while back, I already know how soft and warm these socks are going to be. And with the weather getting cooler day by day, I didn't finish them any too soon either.
I did find one little thing that bothered me a little. The second sock is more brilliant in color than the first sock. So that is not just lighting causing the bottom sock to appear rather faded in comparison to the one on top. It is the true color of each sock. I never noticed any difference in the coloring of the yarn when I purchased it, and yes, I bought them both at the same time. So I would not expect to have different dye lots. But after knitting the two socks and then stepping back to look, I noticed that the one sock is absolutely lighter, duller, in color. But they will be on my feet and inside a pair of shoes, so I doubt it will be noticeable. Still, if I had been making a sweater for a child with this yarn, the difference in the coloring would have been impossible to excuse. I will have to pay closer attention in the future.
Have a good day. :)