This is my 5th pair of socks since giving sock knitting a spin last year. And let me tell you ... I. AM. SMITTEN ... with sock knitting, that is.
This basic ribbed sock recommended to me by Andi as a beginner pattern has been a good gateway pattern for me. However taking this puppy for a spin for a fourth time, it's time to move on. I prefer a reinforced slip stitch heel and I am not thrilled with the elflike toe this "decrease to 8 stitches and pull-through to finish" has. Maybe if I grafted the last 8 instead? hmm. Are there a lot of different ways to do a toe if you knit cuff down? Just wondering.
Anyways I have not learned yet to identify the correct part of patterning yarn to get the second sock to match the first. Good thing I'm not too worried about it ... yet ;)
I dream in sock yarn.
I get excited when anyone tells me they like handknit socks. These will be my summer 2014 pair. What do you think, happy rainbows and magical unicorns dance along pixie filled meadows?!?
I love this sock yarn, it's Top Cat by Wandering Cat Yarns and I think I will need to keep this awesome softness as a regular in my life. Truthfully I've barely knit an inch since I last showed you this sock. The problem is this pattern. I have to ... think. Therefore I ignore the project. I think if I don't get at least one sock done at the end of the summer with non monstrous results I will pull it out. However, this colorway is just another big happy Hello Kitty hug, if I'm too impatient I may need to knit it up with something else, even just a vanilla sock to show off the yarn.
I have another non sock project I'm prepping to cast on for this upcoming weekend. We'll see how it goes.
In the meantime Knit Strong and tell me do you have any sock preferences? Patterns, methods, toes and or heels etc?
Oh and you have one more day to enter the Ainsley pattern give away here!