The kids have gone to school and I am madly knitting. The sock fever has hit and I knit as much as I can, anywhere I can, even if it is just a few stitches at the time.
Socks! Recently I have said that I had plenty of them, but…
Well, I wear my handknit socks all the time, yes even in the high heat of Summer. So how can I have too many socks? Impossible!
And if I need an excuse – I am still testing my new Checkered Cables pattern.
I finished my Little Princess Socks in record (for me) time, the second one only took two days!
I love it, but the pretty cable pattern is completely lost in all the multicolored stripes.
I will enjoy wearing them, but decided that the next pair will be made in semi-solid yarn. I do have a few solid sock yarns, but they are just a bit boring.
Yesterday I went through my stash and discovered that my store of semi-solids is pretty thin. I will have to fix that! Meanwhile I found Malabrigo Sock, in a gorgeous “Velvet Grapes” colorway and started my “Velvet Grapes” Socks.
I bought this wonderful sock yarn from Loopy Eve last year. The yarn is so deliciously soft that I balled it up by hand instead of getting out my trusty-rusty yarn winder. I started the socks but then thought that while the color is beautiful it will probably be too dark to photograph, so…
So I dug some more and finally came across a project bag with two socks I started to knit Toe Up about a year ago. I looked at the yarn – it is a perfect semi-solid blue. I frogged the little toes and now started the second pair of socks! More photogenic this time around. For my Blue Moon Socks I am using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight. It is a mill end yarn, so no colorway is stated on the label. I bought it many, many moons ago at the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival.
Here is how the new sock looks so far
Now I got three socks going on at the same time, since the Blue Moon yarn came in two skeins and I am knitting two socks at the same time.
Nuts, I know but I am sock happy!