Happy (Late) Anniversary

Our Wedding Photo

Our Wedding Photo in 2003

Not to get all mushy, but DH and I celebrated our 5th anniversary on Sunday. To keep with our tradition, we’ll celebrate it later, next month in Venice one weekend (flying off to great places like Venice is certainly a perk of living in the middle of Europe).

Another tradition is that I knit him a pair of socks. If you’ve never worn a pair of handknit socks, then you don’t know what you’re missing. Find yourself a friend who knits and suck up to him/her and maybe you’ll get yourself a pair. Since teaching myself how to make them three years ago I never wear store-made socks.

Retro Rib Socks

Retro Rib Socks by Evelyn A. Clark

Retro Rib Socks
Yarn: Regia 4-Fadig (4-ply)–1.5 balls
Needles: US 2 (I used circulars)
I really like this pattern. The repeats are easy and quick to memorize, and really make the socks fly by. Plus, since the ribbing is so stretchy, you can easily make this a knee stocking if you like by just continuing to knit it. DH loves the socks.
As for what’s next on the needles, I’m torn between Coraline, by Ysolda Teague (I’ve already bought the pattern and have enough yarn in my stash), Citrus Yoke Pullover from IK’s Winter 2007 (I hear that will be a quick knit), and Honeycomb by Sarah Castor from Knitty Spring 2008. I technically have yarn for that in my stash but I’m not too crazy about the color (brown), and I bought about 1300 yards of that in Austria, so I’d rather save that for a sweater instead of a vest.
Any suggestions? I’m going to head to my LYS up the street to have a peek at some of the yarns to help me decide.

One comment

  1. You’ve almost convinced me to try and knit some socks.

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