Behold, some finished Hermione’s Everyday Socks out of Buffalo Wool Co. Tracks Sport in Amethyst. These are sport weight socks, so I was able to cast on 75% of my usual amount of stitches and for the most part every time I put work into them they flew by.
They spent quite a bit of time in my UFO basket in my living room, peeking over the edge to watch me work on my current knitting whims, but they were comforted a couple of weekends ago when I picked them up and finished them while playing a game of Betrayal at House on the Hill with some friends.
My stitch count was 48 stitches around for my size 9.5 women’s feet. I made these toe up with a heel flap and gusset. The yarn is a bit stiff and I think it contributed to some of my recent wrist pain, but I also think these socks will be warm and durable for years to come. When I washed them to block them I noticed that the scent of wet bison was much different than wet wool. Not unpleasant, but different. The hank comes with 300 yards, which was the perfect amount for socks for me. If I was making socks for Matt that would require two skeins to be as tall in the cuff as he would like. I received this yarn in a Knitcrate sock box and loved trying it. I’m not sure that I would buy it again, due to the high price ($40 per skein). As much as I hardly ever balk at expensive sock yarn, I feel like this kind should have a bit more yardage for that price. It would cost me $80 to make him a pair of socks out of this yarn and that’s getting pretty close to a sweater price.
I guess this pattern must be a favorite because it’s the fourth time I’ve made it!