9. March 2015 20:53
I'm a little bit behind in posting my February socks for my self imposed Sock Knitting Challenge (to knit at least 12 pairs of socks in 2015!).
I could blame it on the kiddos... but that's a little lame, right? Sleep is for the weak... right? zzzzzz. There was a time in my life where I could polish off an entire pair of socks in a week. This time, I was doing well to do the pair in the 28 day month. I honestly just barely squeaked it.
February's Addicted to Sock Knitting KAL pattern was Heatherly Walker's "Love's Wings", which is another toe up lace/cable mashup. I liked this pattern especially because of the variety of techniques. I always find that this kind of pattern with the challenge of stitches and combinations keeps my attention better than a plain style. I'm weird like that - I can knit interesting lace or complicated cables in half the time it takes to knit a plain ribbed sock. Ribbing makes me want to poke my eyes out... but complicated lace where you have to follow every row of a pattern? yes please! It's a sickness...
The yarn I chose is KnitPicks Hawthorne... in a nice blue variegated. I seem to have thrown out the ball band. Woops! I can`t remember what the colorway is and a lot of the blue and purple ones are similar. I hadn`t used this yarn before, and found it to be ok to work with, though I found it to be a little splittier than Stroll. I will definitely try it again though for it`s great shimmery, non pooling, rich colors!
Pair Three Success! Onto March... and Pair Four!