I *finally* have the hankerin’ to knit again and more specifically, knit socks. And though it was so very tempting to pick up the new yarn I got for Christmas… or the new yarn I bought on a field trip Saturday (more on that later), I took a look at some of my WIP’s (works in progress) and decided that I would feel much better if I finish some of them up before starting something new.
And I’m glad I did! Hot off the needles from earlier this evening, I give you the first in a pair (hopefully!) using the Socks of Kindness pattern. The pattern is actually a ‘recipe’ that the author posted on Flickr and I really like how it turned out.
It can be rather iffy when you use any hand dyed or multi-colored yarn on a sock with a lacey pattern. Sometimes the bold colors can obscure the pattern, which is why I usually do a vanilla sock with many of my hand dyed yarns. But this worked out beautifully.
My notes in Ravelry from when I started the sock say that the yarn is some that my mom had given me long ago and at that time we thought it was a Lorna’s Lace yarn, but I have no idea the colorway.
And now I will make a confession for all the world, or at least the world that reads my blog, will now know. I started this sock on 3/28/2008!!!! I really must hate to rush into things!
My plan is to go in there and cast on Sock #2 while I’m still excited about them. SSS (Second Sock Syndrome) is a real problem around here!