Another Churchmouse Basic Sock

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again — I just don’t get tired of the classic Basic Sock from Churchmouse Yarns & Teas.  You saw some photos of them yesterday in my sock blocking post, but let me take a few moments today to officially share my latest pair with you.

These are my third pair of socks in the Socks with Sarah KAL — not that anyone is counting — and they are for my dear Mr Knitting Sarah.

fullAs I said, they are made using the Churchmouse Yarns & Teas Basic Sock pattern and knit in Socks That Rock Mediumweight in the Muddy Bottom Breakdown colorway. These are my first basic socks for my husband in Socks That Rock and I will be honest here — I knit them as I usually do for him using the fingering weight instructions for with sport weight yarn, but I don’t think I needed to alter the instructions. The Socks That Rock have such high twist that they stretch much more than most yarns I’ve used for him and while it would have been close, I think the extra stretch could have made these work on the regular ol’ sport weight instructions. As is, thankfully I did go down to 3.00mm needles and sent them through a gentle/low-medium cycle in the dryer turned while turned inside-out. Watching carefully & checking often, I believe they’ll be just fine. I am certainly interested to try the yarn out again to see just what I can do!

In any case, I seriously love the color.

close-up Muddy River BottomA very neutral brown almost tan mixed with hues of yellow-y gold. When I selected it online I thought it would be totally a Mr Knitting Sarah drab kind of color — he pretty much exclusively wear earth tones when not at work. While he is still be ok with the slightly flashier hue (and by ‘flashier’ here I mean ‘not out of the family of colors used exclusively in varietals of camouflage’), it is definitely more of a stretch than I anticipated for him. ‘Tis the breaks of shopping online — a bit of a nail-biter to see if my love would accept it, but a pleasant surprise for me to discover such a lovely colorway. Indeed, I’m A-OK with the trade-off.

Having finished the lovely pair number three, it’s on to the next pair…

image_medium2With colors so bright, they shock my eyes!  More on these in the coming days…

For the Ravelry project page on Mr Knitting Sarah’s socks, go here.

For the fledgling Ravelry project page on the new magenta socks, go here.

8 responses to “Another Churchmouse Basic Sock

  1. I’m currently knitting my boyfriend some rainbow colored socks (at his request!) and when I asked him if he minded how bright the colors were, he told me that it was fine with him if his feet were fancy, and that no one was going too see them anyway. It made me laugh. My dad, on the other hand, will basically wear grey, navy, and black, so I feel you on the color pickiness.

    • My dad will only wear all black socks — period! LOL! Lucky you that your bf is happy to have the bright socks, too! I think I compensate with crazy colors for myself. 🙂

  2. Your husband is lucky. I find that knitting socks for men is quite boring!

    And you’ve finished three pairs?! I am knitting socks daily — but apparently not as fast as you!

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