The Anklets of Easter have arrived! I grabbed two balls of SWTC Karaoke on my way out the door to the airport for my trip to Rome and NATO’s Network Enabled Capabilities Conference. (I am determined to make an effort to knit from stash this year…this trip I forced myself to find something there.) With those and my size “large 2″ dpns, I managed to whip out a pair of cute anklets. I cast on just after boarding the flight out of Dulles and I bound off on the ride home from Dulles to our townhouse. With Easter around the corner and the fact they were made on a trip to Italy, I couldn’t help but give them an Italian name. Calzini are socks…these are really just anklets, so I used the diminutive form and am assuming the translation is close enough.
The were a fast knit, but a bit hard on the hands as the yarn is really more suited for larger needles. I wanted a very firm, cushioney fabric to make these suitable for wearing with tennis shoes, so went for the smaller needle size. They’re toe-up with Judy’s magic cast on and Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off. Ribbed lace is the motif, I imagine seeing bunny ears in the pattern.When I grabbed the Karaoke, I hadn’t checked on how well (or badly — depending on perspective) Karaoke felts, so this may have been a bad choice. Coincidentally I was listening to an old Stash and Burn podcast on the plane where they talked about how easily and well it does felt. In theory these are Mom’s birthday present, so I’ll have to make sure she knows how to wash them or she’ll have toddler socks on her hands.
Speaking of presents…July is not that far around the corner…what size are your feet? I think 8 1/2? And do you like loose or snug socks? Of course, I have no intention to knit socks for you — just wanting to make you think I might be.