So today is a good day. The sun is shining, the temperature is WELL above zero, I played in the dye studio and I have some new socks on my feet! I finished my Cadence Bud Socks a few days ago and couldn't wait to get them photographed, blogged, and into the sock drawer.
These are my second pair of socks from my Kilcoursie Fingering yarn and I have to say, I love the BFL and nylon blend. My first pair are a testament to the fact that the durability of the yarn means less pills and longer lasting vibrance to colour. But they still have the comfort of a merino. BFL is just the best of both worlds.
So some details on my project, and then lots of photos below. Enjoy and enjoy this first week of spring we have forecasted here in "northern" Ontario.
Yarn: Kilcoursie Fingering
Colourway: Spring Buds
Needle Size: US 1 - 2.25 mm
Sock Size: Womens 7.5
Yarn Used: 244 yards / 223 meters
Modifications: I was using a part skein for these, so I had only 2/3 of a skein so I shortened the leg a bit, eliminating a repeat in two different spots. Also, I found the pattern was a bit of a pain to read, so I just threw an afterthought heel in to keep it simple.
Overall thoughts: Love the colour, love the socks. Can't wait to wear these all spring long!