I’ve gotta say, when you’ve committed to posting about sock-knitting on the first Thursday of every month, those first-Thursdays seem to roll around really fast.
The good news is that I have finished my Fyre Festival socks, look!
We had a loooong drive to and from Liverpool this weekend (*makes incoherent noises of rage at bank holiday traffic*) for a family wedding, the only advantage to which (the traffic, not the wedding which was lovely) was that I finished the heel, gusset and foot of my second sock.
The bad news is that I have literally only just finished them (kitchenered the toe last night and the photo above is of them blocking) so I have no other pics yet. Watch this space, and fingers crossed for a proper finished project post shortly.
What to make next? Well, I was all set to take a week or two off from sock knitting (and I may yet do), but a friend sent me a link last night to Sockmatician’s mystery sock-a-long. Friends, I am helpless in the face of clever bavarian twisted rib and a mystery pattern that’s spread out over three clues. I’m going to give it a go, though possibly with a few days sock-rest first. (I’m also going to only do one sock at a time, as there is zero chance of me getting through two in three weeks.)
I have also wound up the yarn I talked about in my last video post, ready for casting on for the Lambton Panes shawl. I very nearly cast-on for this last night (pre the mystery sock-a-long email), but then a little voice started nagging at me about my poor neglected (and so close to being finished) Driftwood hoody. I’ve been putting off finishing it because I know that I want to do the hood slightly differently to the instructions (and because I hate picking up stitches when you’re picking up a different number to the number you cast off). Oh, and because I’ve been busy knitting endlessly fascinating pairs of socks. Last night though I put on my big girl pants, did some maths, and got started. I am going to nail this hood. (I kicked off this project last year on 23 June. Is there any chance of me getting it completed within a year? Experience would tell me no – especially now there’s a new tantalising sock pattern on the horizon – but let’s see!)
If you like a bit of knitted sock blogging then I urge you to look at what my sock pals are up to: Paula (Spin a Yarn) has been having fun with afterthought heels, Katherine (Fiber and Sustenance) has finished the most heavenly ‘Emily’s favourite socks’, and I’m looking forward to seeing what Stefanie (Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons) has been working on this month. If you’d like to join in with our monthly sock posts then just get in touch with any of us – all it means is posting about what you’ve been up to sock-wise on the first Thursday of every month and linking through to the rest of us.
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