Thank you all so much for your ever so kind and supportive comments on the last post. I thought a lot before I hit publish on that one. But I thought it was important to share.
Moving on now — the knitting bug is starting to re-emerge as the classwork for my yoga teacher training has wound down. I’ve felt like it was time to get some projects that had been hanging around for a while off the needles so I could start new things with new energy. This was one of those projects. Despite the delightful pattern, I was SHOCKED when I realized that these had been on the needles for over a YEAR. That’s pretty much unheard of for me and a pair of socks. Obviously I must have started them just before my surgery and that was that. So just over one year later I present to you:
Lace and Cables Socks
Pattern: Lace and Cables socks from the book “Socks from the Toe Up” by the incomparable Wendyknits!
Yarn: Enchanted Knoll Farm superwash sock
Needles: size US 1
Mods: I didn’t do the cables as written opting for a more “traditional” cable. I also did a bit of *improvising* (yeah, that’s it) on when the cables got turned on the first sock. /ahem
I really don’t know what took me so long on these. The pattern is lovely and of course, very well written. There are no problems with the charts or the directions at all. I do remember having a bit of a problem figuring out the heel instructions at one point, but the difficulty was in my faulty brain and not with the pattern. And the pattern designer was ever so gentle in pointing that out to me when I asked for help. Thanks Wendy!
I rarely follow a pattern completely as written but for the most part with the exception of what I mentioned above, I was pleased to just follow along this time. Good thing too since I put these down for so long I may not have been able to figure out what I was doing! The yarn was lovely to work with and I loved watching the subtle color variations pass through my fingers as I knit with it. I’ll be interested as ever to see how it holds up to wear, but it looks promising.
I’m very happy to be adding another pair of hand knit socks to the sock drawer for the colder months.
Next up? A long overdue pair of socks as a gift for a very sweet friend.