There is something truly magical for me about finishing a pair of socks. I’m not sure what makes the completion of this particle type of project more joyous than finishing a sweater but it is clear that socks are the sweet spot for me, so to speak. I am excited beyond words when a pair is finished. I immediately put them on, do a little happy dance, and then flop on the sofa with my feet in the air admiring my own handiwork. I take great pride in something that for the most part people are never going to see. Knitted socks have come to hold a very special place in my heart. A few years ago I could not begin to contemplate why anyone would ever make socks with lace or cables and now it makes perfect sense. So I am very pleased to present my finished Lenore v2.0. I am even more pleased by the fact that I knocked an entire year of the production time of my second pair and at no point did I burst into tears or pitch the whole thing across the apartment.
The yarn is Waterloo Wools and the colourway is Wine & Roses. It will be a few months before I am willing to wear socks again, but when the cold weather eventually and inevitably returns, my new socks will be waiting and I will wear them with as much glee as I have right now while I type these words. I am a happy knitter.