A few months ago, Brooklyn Bachelor Matthew noted the turn of the weather by saying the cooler air dictated wearing socks. I commented that sock weather is so much better with handmade socks! One thing led to another and before we knew it, we hatched a plan: one pair of handknit socks in exchange for a lovely dinner complete with drinks and dessert.
Our plan got postponed with real life interruptions and now, the air is decidedly cooler. Like FREEZING, so YES, socks are definitely in order! Last night PhotoMan and I exchanged the socks for a lovely and delicious dinner with the Bachelor and OHS. Um, I might have had seconds on the Apple Crisp dessert, yes it was that yummy.
It's not often I repeat a knit project and to do two pairs of socks in a row in the same pattern speaks volumes for the genius that is Nancy Bush. Gentleman's Fancy Socks from Knitting Vintage Socks is so well written, so fun to knit and they look and feel great.
PhotoMan's were knit using Zitron Trekking Pro Natura, a blend of 75% Wool, 25% Bamboo. I loved the pattern while making the green ones. So much so it was easy for me to choose the exact same pattern for the Bachelor, this time using Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in a special colorway called "Cookie's Deep Dark Secret". That Lorna's Laces? Yea, it's a win. It will be back in my rotation for sure.
It was a fun evening filled with good wine, conversational banter and laughs, and my offer to to teach OHS to knit stands. What could be better than a whole drawer of handknit socks?