Earlier this week I finished my green, toe-up socks from “sockupied“, my first foray into this fab book.These are the “Muscadine” socks by Star Athena (pg 109 of the book). I’m just delighted with these socks. I’ve learnt so much in making them; how to do toe-up, new stitches, a sideways cuff. They really stretched my brain power and tested my pattern reading skills. Not a bad effort for someone who just started knitting socks this year.
The pattern is not difficult to follow, it just required, from me, some concentration. I did make a couple of mistakes, but hey, they’re socks and only I’ll see them. On the first sock I thought I’d followed the pattern but without looking at the sock itself, and the join in the cuff is at the front of the sock (totally my mistake and nothing to do with the pattern) and on the second sock I lost the plot after turning the heel and in unpicking rows goofed on the lacy bit, but it’s hardly noticeable. As I said, they’re just socks and it was all great fun.
I will be making these again, but after all that concentration I’m back to my comfortable pattern. In two nights I had the heel turned on sock one.Then mid-week in the mail, a parcel arrived from far away, flying to Australia,all the way from Canada, and containing this gorgeous sock yarn from my lovely friend Alida!Alida said in her note that when she looked at this yarn she thought “Spring”. Most appropriate for us Down Under! Gorgeous girl that she is, Alida is helping (enabling?) my efforts for 16 pairs of socks in 2016.
The brand is Cuddlebums (“hand dyed yarn from the heart of the Pennines”, bought, I suspect, when Alida was living in the UK) and the colour is “little light blue rainbow”. While I’m knitting the above socks I’m thinking very hard about which pattern to use for this yummy, yummy yarn. Thank you soooo much, Alida!
Anybody else have progess on their sock-ing?
I Love Knitting Socks! 11 pairs down, 5 to go in 16 for 2016!