Knitting socks is much more fun when their isn’t a looming deadline.
Things just got a wee bit out of order around here. Pair No. 2 was supposed to be a holiday gift, but the first sock came out too small. How handy that I have small feet! Now they are my gift…to me! Or, at least they will be when they are done.
The second sock is well under way, heel turned and gusset reduced. Now it’s just a stitching marathon until I get to the toe. I have been pulling the sock out now and again whenever I think I can sneak a row or two. The other day, Reed caught me and directed me to put away your knitting, mama.
Apparently Legos are a much higher priority. Drats.
Pair No. 2 is knit in Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Crazy in the Blue, Green, Aqua colorway. I tried SO HARD to get the self-patterning yarn on the second sock to match the first. I wound and Wound and WOUND the skein, desperately searching for the perfect place to restart.
Oh my heavens.
I ended up
with tendonitis, a migraine, patently frustrated but with no actual match. I figure the two socks will be color coordinated albeit not identical, and that is good enough for me.
I tried my best. I can live with that. Better luck next time, eh.
It’s still fun to watch the colors unfold, one blending into the next. I plan to use the leftover yarn to knit a second pair of sock for Reed.
All in all, the free Blueberry Waffle sock pattern has been good to me, and I would recommend it to others happily. After knitting (nearly) four pairs, I am ready to cast on for a little some different…Maybe get a bit wild, dim the lights, pour the wine, and try something…toe up!
Joining Ginny’s Yarn Along. Still reading How to Knit a Heart Back Home.