Whoops! I was all set to post on schedule yesterday, and then (believe it or not) I got distracted by work and before I realised it it was too late for me to photograph my first finished sock from my current pair. Anyway, sorry for being a day late, but look!
My first Borage sock is finished (was I still knitting the toe at top-speed yesterday morning so that I’d have a better sock-a-long post? why yes, yes I was). I’ve made a few tweaks to the pattern, including taking the twisted rib all the way through to the end of the toe. Haven’t yet cast on for the second one, and I should probably get on with that before I fall victim to second sock syndrome.
Do pop over and see what my clever sock-knitting friends Paula, Stefanie and Katherine are up to this month – and as ever, you’re more than welcome to join us on our monthly posts if you’d like to, just speak to any one of us so that we can start linking to you, and then get posting!
I’d hoped to be a bit further along on these socks, actually, but I lost a week to knitting up my cabled hat pattern in this gorgeous raspberry pink. Look! I can’t decide if I like it even more in a single colour. Anyway I think the pattern is pretty much good to be tested, so am going to send it to those kind people who expressed an interest in my last post. (If you’d be interested in test-knitting it too, just shout – though I’ll be putting it out for free once it’s done. It’s a nice easy knit with a satisfying crown, and it’s all squidgy thanks to the cables.)
I’m not going pompom mad, by the way – I can’t decide if either of these (fake fur, before you ask) pompoms are quite right, or if I need to go and find another one. Needless to say neither is quite the colour that it looked on the internet when I ordered them. Any thoughts, or preferences?