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!!!