One Could Do Worse Than Be a Knitter of Birches

I am not even just on track, but actually ahead of schedule for my pair-every-3-weeks goal. Thanks to a nasty cold that’s kept me barely functioning all week, I’ve finished up pair #2 and moved on to pair #3.

Pattern: Your basic top-down heel flap deal.
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Select, color Birches. How cool is this yarn? It really looks like a birch tree knit up, without that nasty habit of making me sneeze that real birches have.
Needles: 2.25 mm KP Harmony double-points. I couldn’t find a free set of 2 mm needles, so I went with 2.25. I was a bit worried about gauge – I find even .25 mm can make a big difference for me – but I was very careful to keep my stitches near the tips and I think I did alright. I don’t know if these will be my sturdiest socks, but they’re awful purdy so I can overlook a flaw or two.
Started: January 22, 2012
February 7, 2012 (4 days ahead of schedule!)

There’s just nothing like a new pair of socks to cheer you up when you’re sick (though Strictly Ballroom streaming on Netflix also helped, I will admit). As I am still sick, pair #3 is cheering me up now – Aquaphobia in the Ivy Brambles Sockscene I got with my Xmas gift certificate. I’ll be back soon with pictures – these are so damn gorgeous you just have to see.

14 thoughts on “One Could Do Worse Than Be a Knitter of Birches

    1. Thanks! I’m really happy with how the colors turned out. I couldn’t find a picture of a plain old sock in this yarn on Ravelry so I wasn’t sure going in what would happen. I’m thrilled with how this colorway knits up and that both socks match.

  1. The yarn does very much resemble the bark of a birch tree! How neat! I really like this yarn and might have to get some for myself! And, I just added Aquaphobia to my favorites on Ravelry. Looks like a great sock pattern!

  2. Awesome job! And ahead of schedule! Sorry about the being sick thing, hope you get over it soon. I hate to admit, but sometimes being sick is handy when it comes to getting some knitting time in!

    1. Good point! I never thought of it that way. Now I can’t think of what I knit when I get sick in Summer…well, I’m sure I’ll get sick again this Summer and I can figure it out then.

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