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
The pattern is not terribly stretchy so I purposely knit the leg as written without adding any repeats but now that the socks are done, I'm not entirely happy with shorty legs. If I were to knit them again I'd make the ribbed cuff at least twice as deep.
It's quite an involved pattern. The six stitch cables are hard work and by the end of the sock I was pretty adept at interpreting every different type of M1 stitch from the chart without reference to stitch legends.
The yarn is Basic Sock from Red Sock Blue Sock. I didn't love the knitting of it - it's not very smooth and not soft and somewhat splitty- but I definitely like the feel of it on my feet. It's also a very nice weight. Not so thin as to yield flimsy knitted fabric. Not so thick as to yield bulky socks. Perfect, in fact, to knit socks on size 0 (2mm) needles. I really like this purple colour but I find the dye job a bit streaky with some almost undyed blotches. Hmmm. I wonder if a nice soak won't be the cure for what ails these socks? Remind me to update my opinion on this yarn next week!
Although fall doesn't officially arrive until midweek, Mother Nature has jumped the gun around here. It was down to single digits last night. Almost noon now and the temperature has only climbed to 15°. It's sunny though, and perfect sock-wearing weather. It's possible these Rhombus socks might stay put on my feet until bedtime!