Yes, my love affair with knitting socks is all but abated. I must say the last two pairs have been a bit of hard work. Instead of concentrating on my knitting, my mind was wishing I was sewing, and my fingers were itchin’ to be stitchin’, so the upside is, my sewing mojo has returned!
Pair 16 was faced with much trepidation. Could I knit this final pair? I did have visions of me sitting in 40+ degree heat at 5 minutes to midnight on New Years Eve trying to do the last rows of the toe with sweaty hands! AAAAArgh – that couldn’t happen, so pair 16 was started.I decided to add a bit of interest to the knitting (in the hope that it would spur me on to a finish) so I used the winwickmum pattern again, but added in some moss stitch up each side of the sock. This is BWM yarn again, in a darker blue/grey which actually made distinguishing the knit/purl stitches a little difficult unless I was under my sewing lamp, and slowed me down a little. But! At 4.00pm last Tuesday, Pair 16 was completed.
The challenge has been met! 16 pairs of sock in 2016! I’m delighted and so pleased with all I have learnt and accomplished. The wearing of hand knitted socks is one of the most sensuous, satisfying feelings. I plan to never have to wear shop bought socks again!
Here’s the, now filled!, sock drawer. Not as full as Kim’s, but I’m getting there. Not bad for someone who only started knitting socks in May of this year! So thank you to Alida for suggesting the challenge and to her and Anne for keeping me company on the journey, and to all of you, Dear Peeps, for encouraging me and cheering me on. Mwah!
I will put a rundown of the socks on my finishes page, so you can see them all with their pattern/yarn details.
So now it’s on to our 2017 Challenge. How are your plans/selections going for your 17 UFO’s?
Off to try and narrow down my list!