- Petty Harbour Socks - complete
- Vanilla is the New Black Socks - complete
- There & Back Again Socks - complete
- Crosshaven Socks - complete
- Somewhere Socks - complete
- Tuxie Love - complete
- Brigit Socks - complete
- Crenate Socks - complete
- Mad Mix Socks - complete
- Ringwood Socks - complete
- Hearty Man Plaid Socks - complete
- Mojo Socks - complete
- Yaacov Socks - complete
- Leyburn Socks - 35% complete, using Songbird Yarns Sock in Blue Jay
- Gschnitztal Socks - restarting in Tanis Cashmere sock in papaya
- Alfrick Socks - using Sandnes Garn Sisu in grey and white
- Twisted Flower Socks - using Hikoo CoBaSi yarn in Egyptian Blue
- Feny Socks - using Lang Jawoll Superwash in turquoise and chocolate
- Double Heelix Socks - using stash yarn TBD
- Somewhere Socks - using various shades of blue scraps
- Merripog Socks - using stash yarn TBD
- Rrribb-it! Socks - using stash yarn TBD
- Glass Slippers Socks - using stash yarn TBD
My Grade Nine Physics teacher told me that I'd be an ideal University student - prone to postponing until the very last minute but very good under pressure. That turned out to be true in University and proved true again as recently as last week with my February Paper Bag Project.
I started my Yaacov Socks promptly at the beginning of February, knit to the heel flap of the first sock and then put them aside in favour of my Mojo Socks. I wasn't enjoying the knitting of the Yaacov socks in no small part because I wasn't happy with how they were knitting up so my motivation flagged. But once the Mojo socks were complete and as the end of February loomed I dug deep and pushed through. I wove in the last end of the second sock at 10:53pm on February 28th with just about an hour to spare!
And you know, I actually really like them now that they're done. So why did I put them aside in the first place? Sometimes I'm my own worst enemy!
I'll admit I might like them even more if they were in the brighter greener/bluer rainbow colourway, and I'll admit that the un-stretchy corrugated ribbing at the cuff is not ideal, but never mind that. The floats on the inside of the toe area bug me too, but I'm washing and drying them inside out to see if they'll felt into the sock. I think they will.
Aside from the un-stretchy cuff the socks actually fit really well. They're also super soft and comfy thanks to the yarn which was a nuisance to knit - lot of halo and very splitty. And they are very colourful. I especially love the blue/red/brown stripes in the toe area which almost seem to glow like a gas-fired BBQ grill! Fun!
Let me also say that the pattern design strikes me as very clever. The idea of staggering the gradient between two balls of the same colourway to create the colourwork pattern - brilliant! Working a two colour heel turn and angling the gusset decreases across the bottom of the heel without disrupting the colourwork pattern - brilliant! I'm glad I knit them and finished them.
On March 1st I opened the next bag for my 2018 Paper Bag Project Year Long KAL on Ravelry to find a skein of sock yarn from Songbird Yarns and Fibres in a colourway called "Blue Jay". It's quite a busy colourway so I went with this Leyburn pattern that uses slipped stitches and lifted floats to break up pooling in variegated yarns. I've turned the heel on the first sock and love how it's knitting up so far. But more on that next week!