PSA, or Project Separation Anxiety (not Prostate Specific Antigen, contrary to what urologists think) has hit. I have enjoyed this project so much that I don't want to see it end. But end it has, and I have two warm soft socks with which to adorn my feet. Sometimes I feel myself slowing down at the end of a project because I don't want it to leave me, even if it will still be with me. It takes on a different life off the needles.
This project was the Marie Antoinette socks designed by Anne Hanson of Knitspot using yarn specially dyed for bee projects by Kim Kaslow of The Woolen Rabbit in her Tulepo Honey colorway. (In some of these photos, I had a shadow going on - the color does not fade out as it appears to here).
Pattern: Marie Antoinette
Designer: Anne Hanson (Knitspot)
Yarn: Superwash Merino in fingering weight from The Woolen Rabbit
Color: Tulepo Honey
Needles: Size 1 (with Size 0 for the heel)
The details Anne put into the design are perfect - a bit of honeycomb at the top edge, bees just below and going down the back of the leg and heel, with beehives on the rest of the leg and the top of the foot. There wasn't a single section which was a struggle, and there was enough
symbolism and stuff going on to capture interest while knitting. In short, this was a wonderful project, with perfect yarn - soft, tightly twisted so it was easy to knit with, and the color is absolutely perfect for the project. And thanks, Kim, for bringing awareness of the plight of the bees to me. These socks will remind me.