Sunday, April 8, 2012
Year of Projects - Friday Harbor 02
Knitting on the Road: Canada • Canal du Midi • Conwy • Dalarna • Denmark • Friday Harbor • Hiiumaa • Huron Mountain • New England • The Road to Oslo • Santa Fe • Spey Valley • Christmas in Tallinn • Traveler's Stockings • Uinta Cabin • Unst • Whitby
It's not quite a finished pair, but with the heel turned and the gusset complete, it won't be long now. For whatever reason, the rest of the foot usually goes very quickly for me. Last week's decision to rip out and restart on 60 stitches has proven to be the right one; the sock is a good size now.
The best part of this Friday Harbor sock is the pattern across the front of the sock that's meant to suggest the wake of a boat. Perhaps you won't see it right away - after all I haven't picked the most watery coloured yarn, have I? - but it's an attractive geometric pattern nonetheless. The leafy cuff is attractive, but it doesn't stretch as well as the rest of the sock so I wouldn't use it again. Looks nice though, doesn't it?
Seems like I'm going to have a fair bit of yarn leftover once the second sock is done, but I have a plan. I figure I can match it up with some raspberry colour alpaca sport weight yarn leftover in my stash - 6-ply sock yarn for the heels and toes, alpaca for the legs and feet. That should make for a nice warm pair of scrappy socks! Perfect for donation to the Warm Hands Network.
By early next week there'll be just three sock patterns left to knit in my year of projects. That's very do-able! I suspect it'll be Santa Fe socks I'm blogging about this time next week; I've already sorted out the yarns from my stash with that pattern in mind.