I’m pretty sure I’ve used that blog title before, but it fits today’s post so, wild woman that I am, I am using it again. Woo!
Here’s my new sock-in-progress.
My companions from this past weekend might remember this sock, but it looked a bit different. I had about 6 inches done on the foot when I decided that it looked too much like another sock I’d done, so the other day I ripped it back to the toe. I adjusted the pattern and started over.
The yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy sock yarn in the “Strange Harvest” colorway. This is one of those colorways that really doesn’t look like much in the skein, but Boy Howdy! Does it ever knit up nicely! What looked like shades of mustard now looks like autumn leaves to me.
I just love a skein of yarn with a happy ending.
When I’m designing socks I often do this — start the pattern, decide it’s not quite right, and rip back to the toe. I did it on the Serpentine Socks I just completed — but I did so after only one pattern repeat.
If I really had my stuff together, I’d actually knit swatches of the patterns to see how they looked before putting them in a sock. Well, I do that sometimes, but more often than not, I’m too impatient to get started and just dive right in. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. C’est la vie.
Time here for a coupla questions from the comments . . .
Can you tell us your favorite sport weight sock yarns?
Happy to! I think my very favorite is the Fiesta Boomerang I just used for the Serpentine Socks. I also am quite fond of Chewy Spaghetti sport weight, and Zen String Serendipity Sport. All of these yarns are available at The Loopy Ewe.
I like Lucy’s little catbed! Great color. If you don’t mind my asking, is that a store bought or handmade?
“My Momma knows how to make a cozy warm kitty bed!”