Started: 18 Feb 2021
Finished: 3 March 2021
Pattern: “His Last Bow” by Lotta Groeger
Yarn: Haldecraft Yarns Andre in colorway, “None of your Beeswax” (80% SW Merino, 20% Nylon)
Needle: US 1.5 / 2.5 mm
Notes: You know that a beekeeper who is also a knitter is contractually obligated to knit these, right? Read the fine print, it’s in there. These are toe-up socks which is something I try to avoid since I find the cast on fussy and, really, I’m just way more comfortable with cuff down. The little bee detail in some of the cells means they really do need to be knit toe-up, and they’re bees (!!!) so it was 100% worth forging ahead with a method that isn’t my favorite but produces a beautiful set of socks. As is usual with toe-up socks, I can never seem to gauge where to start the heel, so the foot is just a tiny bit too long. Then I got overzealous and knit the leg a bit too long, so it’s a little tight near the cuff. In hindsight, I could’ve added a few extra stitches around to accommodate my calves, but by the time one was done, I wasn’t going back to fix it since it wasn’t too-too bad. Can we appreciate though, the beauty of lining up the sock pattern and the yarn color and colorway name here? I’m absolutely delighted with how these came out and obviously am going to bee wearing them a bunch!