KNIT. SOCK. LOVE. : BFF • Clandestine • Cusp • German Stockings • Gothic Spire • Hedera • In and Out • Lissajous • Marilinda • Mona • Monkey • Pointelle • Rhombus • Sake • Stalagmite • Stricken • Thelonious • Twisted Flower • Wedge
COOKIE A SOCK CLUB: June #1 • June #2 • August #1 • August #2 • October #1 • October #2 • December #1 • December #2
VANILLA SOCKS FOR CHARITY: July • August • September • October • November • December • January • February • March • April • May • June
Having spent the past week at a cottage with intermittent slow speed internet I missed posting last week - the inaugural week for this year's Year of Projects. What is the Year of Projects? It's a group on Ravelry where participants prepare and publish a list of goals for the upcoming year, then blog weekly about their progress. I find having a list and being accountable through blogging motivates me to complete my goals. If you're interested please do join here. We're very relaxed - nobody's stressing anyone else out - so don't be intimidated.
In prior years I've selected a book of patterns and then knit through them. But last year, after selecting a book of Cookie A patterns and then also joining the Cookie A Sock Club I came down with Cookie A exhaustion. So my goals this year are to finish the remaining patterns in Knit. Sock. Love, knit the remaining eight patterns from the 2015 Cookie A Sock Club, and knit at least one pair of vanilla socks for The Warm Hands Network each month.
Last week at the cottage I did get a bit of knitting done. My time was divided between two projects - Apollonia Socks and Vanilla Bean Striped Socks. The Apollonia pattern is one of two June patterns for the Cookie A Sock Club. I'm using the club yarn - Knitting Notions Classic Merino Superwash Sock in a really dark and loud purple. Sock one is done and sock two is at the heel flap so I hope to finish these this week. They'll be heading out the door to a coworker who admired the colourway.
For my July Charity socks I decided to knit another pair of Vanilla Bean Striped Socks, this time striping all the pink, red, purple, orange and yellows in my yarn scraps with a creamy white 80/20 sock yarn from Shelridge Farms. Once again I'm knitting toe-up with the plan of an afterthought heel. I'm always astonished at how well all the different scrap yarn colours play together! These are working up awesome!
Have a great weekend one and all - what's left of it. I'm ducking out now for a lunch with family!