16. January 2015 11:33
Knitting seems to help me feel more like *myself* so I guess I should be making the effort to knit more often!
Over on Facebook I joined an Addicted to Sock Knitting group
which is full of great conversations about knitting socks, photos of the projects people are working on, and links to awesome yarns and patterns.
One of their current fun Knit Alongs is for a year long series of projects (free patterns generously offered by Heatherly Walker) to be knit using yarn from ones stash. There will be prizes coming on the end of 2015, but what interests me the most is the opportunity to work along on something new each month.
There was a time when I could polish off a whole pair of complicated lace socks in 3-4 days. A week was plenty of time to finish pretty much any kind of pattern. So I think it should be reasonable for me to try and complete one pair a month.
The events rules say that you dont always need to do the free pattern of the month
you can make it whatever you want. So My plan is to see what the monthly pattern is
and if I like it to just jump in and knit it. If its really not my style or too complicated, Ill just pick something else and go for it.
So without further ado here is Januarys pair:
Pattern: Hornet socks by Heatherly Walker
Yarn: KnitPicks Stroll Tweed. Flagstone Heather
Its my first time working with the tweed version of Stroll
but as per usual
the Stroll line doesnt disappoint!
The pattern was a nice change from my everyday
I usually would not choose a pattern where the design is made up of plain knit and purls. Im usually more attracted to cables or lace, or cables WITH lace! (Yes, a bit crazy). I must admit though that I only loosely followed the pattern. There were a few places where the pattern charts didnt make a complete chevron on the heel and foot of the sock (a few rows missing to make the chevrons continuous
) which probably wouldnt have been noticeable in the finished project, but I have issues with geometry and continuity. So I modified to suit myself and was fine with this. Im cool with making small alterations on the fly like that. If youre a knitter who isnt bothered by this sort of thing go to town and knit as written. The pattern makes a nice, tidy, well-fitting sock