So the “Sock of the Month Club Without Rules” is on. Annie, Alice, Mary and I, are already in. How about you? Since many of us seem to have been bitten/ infected by the highly addictive sock-bug, we are looking for ways to regulate the habit! So the no rules are- whatever other WIP you got going, we are ok with it. Try to limit your sock knitting to one pair a month. Here is the fun part- you can do any sock you want, with any one or combo of yarns, from stash, or buy new yarn for it, or from stash, but buy one to replace it, or, your sister in law gave it to you to make for your niece- everything goes baby!!! The trouble is- too many sock pattern choices, right? I am almost ready to “declare” my May socks. The runners up are the bubble wrap socks from the sock bug (just checkout her circle of 75 pairs of socks in all the rainbow colors!) or Dave’s basketcase. Both pairs will look nice in Koigu, don’t you think? But I also have a lovely Lorna’s lace, (soft, ever so soft!) which I am itching to try.
I have finished two pairs last month, but only knit 3 socks. I have started the one pair 3 years ago, and did the second sock last month…
In case you are looking for the perfect pattern, here, and here are free sock patterns. also some places for technique- 2 Socks on 2 Circulars, toe-up, and short row heels. (thank you Franklyn for the short row heel tip)
I also finished the reversible hat and than I had two days without any “real” knitting- oh no!! I have been playing a bit with my idea to make patchwork socks (I love patchwork which some people call modular knitting or mitered squares.) and looked at the mermaid, who is waiting some pattern clarification from Amy.
The New York Project Knitaway was a great success. You can see the photo album here, and my piece here. The next meeting is about receiving a skein of yarn from the person sitting next to you, yarn that they don’t like- and you have to make something with it, as a solo or in combo with others. This is what I got- I can definitely work with this!
I forgot to take a photo of what I gave Annie; I’ll have to ask her to post it.
I have also started on Monday May 1st my Everyday Project. I will take a picture of this pond everyday on my way to work. Yes, I am one of the lucky people who can walk to work, through the lovely Central Park.