I made these socks for Mother's Day. I know (and you know too now!) how much my mum loves loves loves lace, and particularly lacy socks, so here they are, just for her. I knitted them as fast as possible (they were blocked and dry only a few hours before I left from my house!). Green is not her favorite color, but this yarn and this pattern were made to meet and she seemed to be please when I offered them to her last saturday.
Pattern: Embossed Leaves by Mona Schmidt for "Favorite Socks" by Interweave Press.
Yarn: Handmaiden, Casbah (Peridot) 0.74 skein, bought at Le Comptoir, Paris.
Needles: Addi Turbo 2.5 mm, 80 cm
About the Pattern: I actually bought the "Favorite Socks" book for this pattern but knitted the Retro Rib Socks five times before actually casting on for these! The chart is very easy to memorize and to work. It's a bit tight around the leg though, and if I have to knit this again, I will probably use 2.75mm needles. The star shaped toe was new to me. It's kind of odd to finish a sock without the grafting step, but it was fun anyway. I may use it again for other socks.
About the Yarn: This yarn is amazing! It's perfectly round and makes very very even stitches, it is also very soft (10% Cashmere)! That reminds me how much I love Trail Socks from the same company as well. I need to buy more from them!