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
Sock two is on the needles. It's going to be a bit of a slower go, I think, as I have to reverse the charts to mirror the foot for the right sock. I might have to make photocopies to cut and paste the charts into the new order to get it right. Too much of my knitting time is distracted - it's an error waiting to happen if I don't take steps now.
And it seems like everywhere I look on Ravelry and in the blogosphere I see Mystik Spiral Socks, so I just had to buy the pattern to cast on a pair for my October charity sock. The pattern is written for self-striping yarn, and I did look online at a couple of suppliers to see if there was a stripe pattern that caught my eye, but in the end I've decided to create the stripes from scrap yarn.
With spirals created from short rows I wasn't confident that I'd know where to switch colours, so I've reeled off mini-balls from various scrap yarns, each about 4.5 yards for nicely even 8-9 round stripes. As I knit one mini-ball I put a matching mini-ball in a ziploc to set aside for sock two. Sock two might be matchy-matchy, but maybe not... I'm making this all up as I go along.
It's a pretty fun knit and a nice change from the Vanilla Bean Striped Socks that I've knit for the last few months. I'm already poking around in my sock yarn leftovers to plan the colour scheme for the next pair. The Warm Hands Network has their next shipment planned for January to a school in Kugluktuk which is on the shores of the Arctic Ocean - socks for school age kids are the highest priority!