This week I realized just HOW MUCH of a sock-knitting kick I’ve been on. While I thought I’d SLOWED DOWN the sock-knitting, turns out I have finished more than I’d thought! I guess that’s what happens when you have more than one pair of socks on the needles.
First up: Teosinte. Another great Anne Hanson (KnitSpot) pattern (BTW, she has a new online pattern store, have ya seen it?? No?? GO CHECK IT YO!) I modified it by knitting a reverse heel flap with a garter ridge edge thingy – LOVE this heel! Feels very comfy. The yarn is Claudia Handpainted. My first socks in Claudia and this yarn will DEFINITELY make more appearances in my knitting life because it was a joy to work with and the socks actually feel great when worn.
Second: Zokni. Meh. It’s a pretty enough lace pattern but for socks, I prefer a lace pattern that isn’t difficult to memorize so that I can knit the socks standing up on the train if need be, without having to hold a copy of the chart under my arm and glance at it every few sts. The yarn, very splitty but another one that feels great when worn and when knitting it (despite splittiness).
Third: Crosshatch Lace. I enjoyed knitting this pattern and it flew off my needles. Toe up, short-row heel. For the top of the sock, I used the Giotto sock pattern top. NOT a good idea. This top is NOT sturdy at ALL. The socks are floppy around the leg now and Lord knows that with my thick ass legs, I need something STIFF to hold up my socks. Well, not STIFF but it has to be tight. I had enough yarn left over from the Seacoast yarn I used for these that I ended up making Crosshatch Lace anklets for my 5 year old. So good yardage on that yarn. Nice to knit up too. But OH LAWD HAVE MERCY those socks hurts my feets! No matter what shoes I wear them in, they hurts the bottom of my feets. And I don’t have tender soles at all. I’m a TOUGH FEMALE, ya’ll. But these socks hurts, man. GEESH! I may have to use them for house socks.
Fourth: Sidewinder. The single one I finished. Look ya’ll: it fits my NINE YEAR OLD!!! Mind you, this is a size 9M, fingering yarn on size 1.5 Addis. Not sure what happened there, but since it fits her, I’ll knit the second one sooner or later. The yarn: Gedifra. Not crazy about it. This is my first time using it even tho it’s been marinating in my stash for a while now. It’s kinda rough feeling. I think I’m gonna soak the sock and see if it softens up after washing. I’ll get back to ya’ll on that.
Fifth (!): I started a pair of Cable Rib Socks. I really want to use up the STR that I got at Rhinebeck last year before THIS year’s trip! (RHINEBECK!!!) This yarn…I’m not a fan of it – or maybe I’m knitting it too tight (mediumweight yarn on size 1.5 addi’s) – the fabric looks good tho and I LOOOVE the colors in this yarn! Don’t you guys?? I made a mistake in the sock tho. Can you see it?
How about NOW??
But I ain’t ripping that shit back to fix one tiny little missing cable. Fuck that. Who the hells gonna notice it?? I’m way past the heel now that I noticed it. I’ll rip it if Cristi rips back her Cap shawl to fix the mistake she made eleventeen thousand stitches back. 😉