This post by AllyB included a pair of socks that just about knocked me over. She referenced this post by ScoutJ for the custom yarn used to make the project.
Well, with it being more than a year since the original yarn post, it was no longer available and I didn't find anyone on Ravelry willing to part with theirs.
So being a recovering engineer, I can usually find a way to get something done... I Facebooked a friend who is a knitter and dyer along with many other wonderful creative things and told her about my idea.
Seriously, as much as Facebook frustrates me, I can almost always reach someone there.She liked it, so we set about on the details.
The yarn was finished in October. We made arrangements for me to pick up the yarn and then I worked furiously to finish My (well, Hubba's) First Socks.
The big secret that I didn't tell you about before is that those first socks were really a template for these socks. :-)
I wanted to be certain I had a pattern that worked for him, but I couldn't let him know about the real project until it was ready. I finished them right before he got home from Guadalajara so I decided to give them as a welcome home present. :-)
He's pretty stoked! Especially since his first socks have gone on their own adventure.
So again, I used the Sock It To Me pattern plus the amazing Olympic Colorway from Wattsolak.
If you like what we did, please visit her on Etsy, Ravelry and Wattsolak.com. I'm sure you will love her as much as I do. :-)
And when you're done doing that, please head over to Wisdom Begins in Wonder because it's Fiber Arts Friday!