So the first pattern was released last Friday and I was not disappointed. It was for a pair of baffies - the Scottish term for house slippers. There was the choice to do either a striped pattern or one that also includes some stranded knitting. I chose the former and debated for ages about what colour to knit them in, but in the end went for Islay, a lovely teal, but actually my least favourite of the colours (I want to save that deep orange for a hat or mittens, something I can show off!). But as it turns out, I absolutely love how the teal goes with the dark grey (Squall - what a fabulous name for a colourway). The fit is perfect and they really are quite cute.
Kate writes very clear patterns and I always learn something new. In this case, it was the Turkish cast-on which is brilliant for toe-up socks and creates a very neat edge.
This was the perfect weekend project and my baffies are really warm and cozy. I anticipate wearing them more as bedsocks now that the nights have gotten very chilly. I love the i-cord trim which finishes them off, but I did need to go up two needle sizes to ensure they weren't too tight.
Then it was off to weigh my remaining yarn and fill out my excel sheet. Can't wait to see what's next.