Sorry for the radio silence in the last few weeks – a work trip abroad somehow threw all other commitments out of the window for a week or two. Sadly it also meant a bit of slowdown on knitting, too, because I was flying with Emirates who are particularly mean about letting knitting needles onto flights. (Cue various people saying they’ve flown Emirates with no problems, but I couldn’t risk it – however having two enforced 8-hour sit-downs *without* knitting was particularly difficult to take. I consoled myself with films and snacks.)
Just to prove I really have been away, here’s the view I had from my hotel room.
However the good news is that I do have some sock progress, which is extra good because I’m joining in with monthly sock posts (a sockalong?) from Maggie, Katherine, Stefanie and Paula. This is excellent because it will ensure I post at least once a month, and my recent sock-love can hopefully continue. This is sock one from – SHOCK – another Rachel Coopey* pattern, Alonzo.
I’m using the yarn I wondered about last month and it’s knitting up really beautifully. It’s pretty dense on 2mm needles which should hopefully help to make it robust and hole-resistant. I knew I would have tonnes of yarn so did an extra repeat on the leg – even with that I’m still going to have a good 30g left once I’ve finished. Sock one is done (this photo is a bit old), sock two needs to be cast-on and will be knitted on at length on my journeys to and from Edinburgh ahead of EYF (which, yikes, is suddenly next weekend – exciting!).
I absolutely love how this pattern looks knitted up, with travelling twisted rib and easy little yarn-over cables. I have slightly lost my mojo for sock two though, which means I definitely need to get over it and cast-on asap.
You can catch up with my other sockalong pals today too – why not visit Katherine at fiber and sustenance, Stefanie from Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons, Maggie at Project(s) in Progress and Paula at Spin a Yarn. And if you want to join in then let one of us know so we can add you to the list.
* My next pair of socks, truly, will be a pattern from a different designer. Probably. I’ll try. She’s so good, though!