Posted by Nina on Aug 24, 2010
Some years ago I fell in love with Wollmeise’s Poison #5 colorway, but it was always sold out and super hard to get a hold of so I asked YarnLust to custom dye me this colorway and we worked together to create the perfect color for my Bellatrix socks. I loved everything about this colorway.. the feel of the yarn, how the colors blend together, e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. I knit one sock up in a hurry and then single/second sock syndrome (SSS) hit.
You would think that would be impossible with socks as awesome as these, right?! No. I often say that I am an ADD knitter and get distracted by shiny new projects all the time so this was nothing new to me… but during the month of August I have been trying to finish up some of my long-time works in progress (wip’s) and these were at the top of my list. The need to wear them came back with a vengeance and I couldn’t wait to cast them off! Only, I found that they were not so forgiving.. like Bellatrix Le Strange, they were temperamental, cunning, and deceitful. I knit to the toe and started the decreases as usual, only to find I needed to work 1 pattern repeat more! I had to rip them back and reknit the toe before I could bind off.
Let me just tell you…. these are absolutely without a doubt my most favorite socks ever. Period. End of story. No socks were ever more awesome, never fit better, or felt better on. For all of you yarn/knitting geeks, you can read the details below… for everyone else, I promise more photos later!
Pattern: Bellatrix by Monkey Toes
Needles: US 3 – 3.25 mm (used to cast on), US 2 – 2.75 mm (used to knit the rib), US 1½ – 2.5 mm (used to knit the sock)
Yarn: Yarn Lust Soft n Sturdy Sock in Custom Colorway
Date Started: November 17, 2008
Date Complete: August 20, 2010