Bi-colored boot socks

boot socks 1

Usually I can’t bring myself to knit socks – needles are too small, project takes too long, you have to knit it all over again to make the second sock, and then – no one can see your feet to appreciate them!  This was a great project, though, because boot socks are much-needed this winter — everyone is wearing boots, particularly rain boots — and, knit on US 6s, these socks went together in a snap.

boot socks 2

The pattern is homespun boot socks from Purl Soho, and the yarn is Madelinetosh Tosh Merino in colors Cloak and Gossamer.  The only problem with the project is that I purchased two skeins of each color, as recommended, but although I knit the smaller (women’s) size, and knit the foot length only 7 1/2″ before starting the toe decreases, I still had to dip into the second skein of each color – but only for a few yards!  So, I ended up with two almost untouched extra skeins.  If I wasn’t so sick of knitting socks after these four, I’d use the remaining skeins to knit a final pair in stripes – oh well, maybe in a few months.

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