Hi there everyone!
Thought I’d pop on quick to share a few sock finishes from this month since I wasn’t really blogging when i was working on them.
- Pebbles and Pathways by Marceline Smith
- Yarn: Farmers Daughter Fibers Pinlter Sock in Jan 2021 sock squad colorway
- Timeline: Cast on 1/2/22; Cast off 2/26/22
- Vanilla Bean Pound Cake by Carolyn Lisle
- Yarn: Fully Spun Postscript DK in Untitled 35 colorway
- Timeline: Cast on 1/25/22; Cast off 2/9/22
I really recommend both these sock patterns! I’m sure I have said this before, but my favorite type of sock pattern is one that has a texture or pattern, but that you can memorize easily. Pebbles and Pathways did just that. I actually played yarn chicken with the CC on these, I ended up having to rip back one of the cuff rows. Which is good to know for the future, though I did knit these on 1.5 mm when I usually do 1.25 mm (long story). The DK weight socks were super fast and easy. The pattern does call for you to go a size down in needle size on the cuff, which I definitely recommend. I forgot and they’re a little loose.
Do you ever get kind of into a rut with what you’re making? I made both these socks toe up, two at a time, with a heel flap and gusset. And I just started my third bottom up top in a row (more on that to come). “In a rut” is kind of more negative than I really feel about, it’s not a bad thing. I just get into moments where there are a lot of common things in what I’m working on. So when I get around to winding yarn for my next pair of socks, I think I’m going to try top down again, just for something different. There’s an integrated heel pattern that I’ve tried a few times but the fit isn’t great, so I think I might try making that fit better.
Do you have any fun socks on the needles?