I know it seems like I just knit a pair of cashmere socks for BF... but that was Valentine's Day. Today is our annivesrary. BF commented that I had never made him socks for Valentine's Day in the past. I looked at my Ravelry queue - and sure enough - this year was a first. He most definitely gets them for his birthday and Christmas. Sometimes he gets them for our anniversary. This year he's doing quite well and getting them for all four events. But I decided to be thrifty this year and use up the leftover odds and ends of cashmere. The socks require approximately 124 grams of yarn. Each skein has 50g - so I inevitably buy a third skein and end up with leftovers.
Here's all the leftover sock yarn and my kitchen yarn scale ready to divvy up the yarn into two equal parts.
I carefully wound each ball into two equal balls - weighing them precisely to aid in my multi-color socks. I removed the white and black leftover cashmere as I felt it was a bit too shocking of a contrast for the rest of these colors. Plus - I have 80g for each sock and I generally only use 58g. So I already had plenty and felt I could make a decent pair out of this mix.
Worsted weight socks on US Size 6 needles knit up very quickly. In no time at all I had a finished pair of socks.
It took about 2/3 as much time to weave in the loose ends as it did to knit the entire socks, but it was well worth the work. You can see on the wrong side of this sock where I wove in all the ends.
In less than two days I managed to knit what started out as leftover socks and quickly became my favorite pair of BF's cashmere socks. I am drawn to the bright, cheery colors. I like the way the stripes change from the leg to the cuff. The wild and crazy colors have me singing "this thing -- called love..." all week.