Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Year of Project 5: Week 21

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

Yeah, I'm late with this post. Feels like I've been running a bit late for the last couple of weeks. But I'm happy to report that things are getting done and by next week I expect to be mostly caught up. At least that's the plan for now!

I've finished the second pattern for the Cookie A Sock Club October shipment - Love Me Tender. It's a pretty typical cuff down cabled sock with "lace" columns tucked between the cables. The cable is worked across 9 sts, accomplished by cabling six in one round, and then cabling another six a couple of rounds later. It's a pretty dramatic cable, that's for sure! As for the lace pattern, I worked the YOs through the back loop to close up the holes, so for me these lace columns are more a pattern of travelling stitches.

It's a nice enough pattern, although I don't much like the stockinette bands at the beginning and end of the instep stitches. And it was a fairly tedious knit. Still, it's a very nice pair of finished socks... although I wouldn't voluntarily shell out USD $6.50 for the pattern. Never mind my whining; just one more shipment and two patterns left in the Club year.

The yarn is Twisted by Studio June and it's fabulous to work with. The colour way is one of my faves - Turquoise - and the subtle tonal variegation plays very nicely with the pattern. If you're looking for some stash enhancement, check out the Black Friday Sale at Studio June Yarns ... 40% with coupon code BLACKFRIDAY40. If your willpower is at low ebb, then DON'T LOOK!!!!

The plan for the rest of this week is to finish Gavin's socks - pictures in the next post -  and make some progress on Clandestine sock two. We had snow on the weekend and I woke to icy roads and sidewalks this morning so it's been an abrupt shift from our week in Florida. Time to plan the next getaway!!

6 comments:

Becki said...

The color of those socks IS pretty. I do love the look of tonal yarns. Great job!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

The colour is nice and cheery - they will be perfect when winter starts to wear us down.

Renee Anne said...

I've not knit mine yet and I'll probably wind up making some changes before I get there. I'm so slow that it might be years before I get there...

Dee said...

Even if they weren't your favorite to knit, they look beautiful. That's a great color to show off the cables.

Snow, eh? C'mon down. It's not quite as warm as when you were here, but there is NO SNOW!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

I've missed your socks....been so out of the loop lately...but hopefully getting back into it....

Stefanie said...

These are wonderful, Lynn. I love the stitch definition.