However, this month - I have socks to share.
The candy cane socks got completed:
|Yarn is West Yorkshire Spinners, in colourway Candy Cane.|
I've completed my first pair of socks for 2019:
My plan was to alternate 'normal' socks with Christmas socks throughout the year, so I would end up with at least six Christmas pairs, come December. With that in mind, I started my second pair of socks for 2019:
|Yarn is from London House Yarns, in the colourway Baubles|
It was only when I came to turn the heel, that I realised I'd dropped a stitch - which I found about three rows above the end of the toe. I'm too much of a perfectionist to leave it is or try and fudge a repair - so out came eighty-something rows! At the moment, I can't bring myself to pick it back up and sort out a repair - but I think I need to, before I forget what I did on the first sock.
I'm taking part in the UK Sock Knitters' periodic table KAL this year, so a couple of days ago, I started my socks for February. The chosen element for this month is iodine - so I've decided to knit the seaweed socks by Wendy D Johnson. It's the first pair of lace socks I've ever knit, and at the beginning of today, they looked like this:
It's times like this, that stitch markers are your friend! I've already made at least three mistakes, which have been easy (if fiddly) to repair. The pattern is starting to show a bit better after a couple of repeats. I think it's going to look good, but will be slow. I'm knitting it in dark red, with white contrasting heels, toes and cuff - to look like a Christmas stocking. I still want a simple vanilla, self-striping sock that I don't need to think about, which is a motivation to sort out the Baubles socks.
If you knit or crochet socks and would like to join in our sock-knitting chat, it would be lovely to have you join us. On the first Thursday of each month, we all blog about our sock knitting progress (even if that's only a couple of rows since the previous month) and then share them on a link, hosted by Paula at Spin a Yarn. The link up for February is here - please come and join us!