Sunday, February 26, 2017

Year of Projects 6: Week 35



First let me apologize to everyone in the Year of Projects group. My last week got completely away from me and I didn't get around to read and comment on everyone else's posts. I'm going to try to catch up in the next few days, but in the meantime thank you for your patience!

That second "Fascine Braid Sock" was on and off the needles in just about no time at all. The most time consuming part was finding decent light to take a photo. And "decent" was about all I managed - the finished photo isn't great but it was the best I could manage after several attempts.

I won't gush too much more over the pattern except to say once again how easy it is and how charming the result is! Highly recommended (although I did make mods as mentioned on my project page).

As well I had a rethink about the March KAL for the SolidSocks group on Ravelry. The theme is "blue" and although I do have a skein of blue in my stash, I suddenly remembered that CoBaSi sock yarn. It started out knit into Darjeeling socks in August of 2015 for the Cookie A Sock Club. I hated those socks so I frogged them and cast on Twisted Flower. That pattern was much more promising, but I dropped a stitch, made a botched attempt to tink back and then set the whole mess aside in disgust. Hmmmm ... maybe now's the time to frog it all again and restart? Yup, I think so. It's a lovely yarn to knit, it suits the pattern perfectly and what a relief to get one more WIP off my Ravelry project pages!

Of course it's not quite March yet, so what to work on now? Another glance at the WIPs on my Ravelry project pages led me to pick up my Crest socks again. These were set aside in June 2016 - presumably because all those crossed stitches made for very poor travel knitting and I was running around like a crazy person while in the process of buying a cottage. The charts are intimidating - although the knitting of them is easier than the contemplation of them - so picking them back up was also a bit daunting. But within minute of restarting I was back in the swing of it. Sock one is done, and I'm two-thirds of the way through the chart for sock two. My plan now is to finish these entirely before I turn my attention to the SolidSocks KAL. I don't want to get stalled on these again!

And then it's definitely time for another Vanilla-ish sock again after all of that. Something fun and mindless I think! I'm entirely open to pattern suggestions, particularly if it'd work with variegated yarn. Ideas?

13 comments:

Frieda said...

Congratulations on another pair of beautiful socks , hope all the others that you are planning give you as much joy in the knitting !

Dee said...

Facine Braided socks are beautiful!

As for a simple sock --- How about Jaywalker?

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Love those socks!

for simple and vanilla-ish... I recommend Pinstriped Sock!

Breathing Life said...

It is funny how we put off picking up a project, and then when we finally bite the bullet it flies along. You have so many socks on the go you are my sock goddess!

Becki said...

Charming is a perfect word to describe those socks. The ribbed design is reminiscent of something from childhood (and that just warms me :) and the scalloped edge is wonderful.

kathy b said...

I love a plain vanilla sock if the yarn is self striping

Caffeine Girl said...

Those socks are really exquisite!
Thanks for sharing your dropped-stitch disaster. I always think of you as a flawless knitter. If you can make mistakes, then I guess it's OK if I do, too!

Cyra said...

Love the picot tops and the vertical stripe texture of your socks. They are beautiful, and will probably be a pleasure to wear.

Sam I Am...... said...

Gorgeous socks! You are amazing with how fast you get them knit too. The Crest socks are interesting. I've never seen anything like that but it does look difficult... to me anyway. Lately, everything is looking difficult to me! LOL! I'm going to look into learning continental or Portugese knitting as projects seem to take me forever. I need to speed up while not making double the mistakes! LOL! Life gets busy....even for a retired gal so I completely understand....don't worry about it. I'm just glad you post!

Marsha said...

You are so quick at knitting socks. How long does it take you to knit a pair?

Lucy Bowen said...

Those socks are gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing crest. We all put off those projects don't we - then find they are not quite as bad after all.

Stefanie Ng said...

I added this pattern from your last post and from this post, I added it to my queue!

Lisa N. said...

That's good you picked up the crest sock once again and are on your way to finishing it up! I love the finished socks they are pretty!