So, a (long) while ago I was commissioned by my aunt to knit her some socks. Apparently nobody else could get them right. She wanted them narrower and longer then the ones she had. The main problem with this project was that the yarn she bought for me to knit with was a bit dull, and I struggled to finish the first pair. After one sock was knit the second laid unfinished for at least a year. I have to admit I feel really bad not having finished. Especially since I have knit +30 pairs of socks since I made my promise.
In the meantime we have moved, and the rest of the yarn disappeared. Perfect, now I could knit what I wanted! I rummaged thru my stash and found I had four colours: several skeins of pink and purple, one red and one black. I came up with the following two designs.
I especially love the pink sock, and made a few for myself, but on a larger needle since I prefer a looser fit.
I used the sock yarn they sell at my local supermarket(lane cervinia). I use this for most socks I plan on giving away since it is very durable and cheap, and I know people throw the socks in the washing machine with ordinary detergent, even though I tell them not to. Except for my father in law, he is very particular about the yarn having to be soft. In case anyone might be interested, I wrote down the pattern for the socks. Ribbed and striped socks (stupid me forgot to ad the size of the socks, they are one size for women)