(because I couldn’t possibly go too long without blogging about socks!)
I think my enthusiasm for sock knitting is waning. At the height of the Summer of Socks, having knit three pair in 5 weeks, I suspect I overextended myself when I cast on for not one, but two socks.
The July Rockin’ Sock Club kit came with 2 patterns — anklets and these. The anklets didn’t appeal to me, but this pattern was intriguing. The socks are reversible! A garter stitch short row heel! The pattern is 9 pages, though, with lots of charts…not a simple sock! So it was destined to be my “at home” sock, for when I could go row by row. But that means I needed an “on the go” sock, so I cast on for…
(the colors are truer in the first picture, but I wanted to show how pretty it looks in the pattern…if I do say so myself)
This pattern has been at the top of my queue for ages. I had just the yarn for it too — Sophie’s Toes in American Patchwork. The folded-over hem at the top is fiddly, but once you get the hang of the 10-row repeat, you don’t need the pattern and it’s great for portable knitting. It’s just going so much slower since I’m only working on it when I’m not home. I can probably get it done in a few more sittings, though I fear the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome with these…
I guess my progress isn’t bad at all — 1 Gumdrop plus another that is almost at the heel-turning point, and almost one Nutkin. Will I finish both pair before the end of August? Will I make my goal of a sock a week during the Summer of Socks? Tune in later (next week?) to find out!
Oh. And I may have started a sweater.