Monday, June 25, 2012

Summer of Socks 2012: Dragonfly Socks 01


With year one of my Year of Projects completed, and two weeks before the next Year of Projects begins I finally had a chance to cast on my Dragonfly Socks. We've got a mini-KAL going on - Wandering Cat, Tangled Up in Sticks and String, me and perhaps a few others - for the Summer of Socks 2012. Just a few days into the summer and I was already behind! Time to play catch-up!

For the first month of summer, from June 21st to July 21st, Summer of Socks participants choose their own adventure, knitting a pair of socks using yarn from an indie dyer and a pattern from an indie designer. For my yarn I'm using Candy Skein's Yummy Fingering in her First Birthday colourway. Tami of Candy Skein hosts Work-in-Progress Wednesday and Finished Object Friday at her blog, so I was happy to support her. And what yummy yarn it is!

For the second month of summer, from July 21st to August 21st, all the participants are knitting Lotus Heart Socks, a gorgeous lacy sock pattern which was designed to feature Zarzuela's Chromatic Yarn. The pattern is really stunning and I can't wait to get started on it. I've ordered this yarn  - mmm cashmere - and I've got notice that it shipped. So the tricky part here will be to wait until July 21st to cast on.

Finally, for the third month of summer from August 21st to September 21st, all the participants knit the group's favourite design from an indie creator as nominated by and voted on by the group members. I'll be nominating Wandering Cat's Morning Glory sock pattern. Have a look here to see it, and HEY THERE'S A CONTEST TO WIN THE MORNING GLORY SOCK PATTERN AND CUSTOM DYED YARN! GO!!!

9 comments:

Pumpkin said...

Congrats again for finishing the year of projects! Next year will be even more wonderful! I love this newest pair of socks, you always pick out the prettiest patterns.

RobinBrz said...

You make such amazing socks. I'm wowed by the variety that I see when I visit. This looks like another beauty - and I really like the Candy Skein color. Have fun!

pinkundine said...

Gorgeous looking socks! I love the colourway, I knit a cowl in Candy Skein yarn and it's so lovely. I must get some more so I can make socks with it!

Dee said...

Oooooooooooo...it's looking pretty! I love that color.

Hoping to get a photo of mine up tonight or tomorrow. I'm just about down to the heel flap on sock #1.

Sally said...

Your socks look gorgeous! I thinking of joining you all, because I need to add more projects to the list :)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Good yarn choice - and thanks for the pattern plug! I'd love it if they chose me!

Frieda said...

Looking good ! That is such a pretty color ; it really shows off the pattern . I'm hoping to update my blog and post a progress pic of my socks . I ' m really enjoying knitting this pattern .

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

The socks look so yummy, and thanks for the tip about the giveaway!

Kepanie said...

I like that minty, vintage green. You are such a speedy sock knitter! You go!