Wow! I can’t believe it’s been a month already. I was afraid that I wouldn’t have anything done on the socks, because of how distracted, blah, and just…unmotivated I’ve been, but that changed in the last few days! I finally figured out a short row heel!! It’s not perfect, but for the first time? Not bad! It fits well, I like knitting it WAY more than a top down flap, and really see myself knitting more socks. I really love the two at a time toe up. It goes faster, and now that I understand a heel, I think I’ll fly through them!
Do you have any favorite toe up sock patterns?
I am also still working on the Afterparty Shawl, but had to rip out an entire garter section because my stitch count was off. I’m not sure what I did, but it was just easier to rip back completely and start the section over. It is a KAL, and is supposed to be done by the end of the month…we’ll see. I am hoping to wear it to MDSW, though!
I’ve cast on a new pair this morning, and you really can’t tell it’s a pair of socks yet, so I’ve included the yarn I’ll be using in the photo. My husband’s favorite colors are pink and black, and I thought this yarn that I bought when we went away last Labor Day would be perfect. (He actually commented how much he liked it when I purchased it.) I am going to do a contrasting heel/toe/cuff this time, and I think I’ll make them closer to crew socks than ankle socks. They are superwash merino so if he REALLY wants, he can comfortably wear them hiking. I’m only knitting the toe right now so I am trying to decide if I want to do a subtle pattern in the rest or not. I think the sole will be stockinette regardless.
I want to thank these lovely bloggers for allowing me to join them on their Once Upon a Sock adventure! I hope I remembered everyone! Until next time!
Kathy B of Compassionknit
Kat of Felinity Knits
Katherine of Fiber and Sustenance
Liz at Knitty Little Sew and Sew
Steph of My Making Do Adventure
Paula of Spin a Yarn