Right now I am a little bummed. I submitted applications to two local craft fairs and got two rejection emails. *sigh* I am going to keep looking, but as always rejection is a little hard on the ego.
On the positive side, I finished my first Christmas gift of 2016! Woot Woot! I knitted the Blueberry Waffle Socks using Viking of Norway‘s Babyull in Blue (328). They came out beautifully.
Normally, I make my socks using US Size 1 needles. I am in love with a tight knit form-fitting sock. However, the recipient of these socks has a much wider foot than I do as well as he/she lives in a much colder climate. So I chose this pattern as it uses bulkier yarn (fingering weight) and allows for a roomier fit. Given the gauge, these socks really flew off the needles!
The Blueberry Waffle Sock pattern is a cuff down pattern that includes a heel flap and use of the Kitchener’s stitch on the toe. The pattern is very repetitive without being tedious 👍🏾. As long as you know how to count your rows you are golden!
The yarn is definitely squishy and soft, which makes is pleasant to work with. Babyull is plied on the tighter side so it gives great stitch definition. I love how contrasted the purl and knit stitches came out within waffle pattern. I haven’t washed my FO, therefore, I cannot attest to if the color will bleed or shedding. Some reviews on Ravelry stated the yarn is itchy/coarse. I didn’t experience this. The reviews in questions are over 2 years old so maybe the brand has modified the yarn?
Until Next Time