Thursday, May 3, 2018

Once Upon A Sock - May 2018

This morning I'm linking up again "Once Upon A Sock" group...

Once Upon A Sock consists of sock knitters who post the first Thursday of every month about sock work in progress. Check out the link party throughout the day today to see the group members who have posted and linked-up. Feel free to join the fun!

At the moment I've got a few sock projects to update:

My April Paper Bag Project Socks - Rrribb-It! by Ela M. in Lizzie-Anne Yarns "Blue Jeans" Sock Set - are done. They worked out really well. The pattern is very simple, but doesn't ribbing always fit so nicely?! And the speckled character of the yarn adds some interest to sock. The finished socks are very lightweight and softly pastel in colour making them the perfect Spring wardrobe addition. Love them!

My May Paper Bag Project Socks will be Alfrick by Rachel Coopey in Sandnes Garn Sisu. I've opened my mystery bag but that's as far as I've got. Early days yet.

On my needles right now is a test knit for Nikki Ross Patterson, a sock pattern called Sunny Sunday Socks. I'm knitting the large size, toe-up from charts using Louet Gems in Purple from stash. The pattern is a very nice looking lace pattern but a bit hard to see in this vivid dark purple; hopefully once it's done and on my foot I can get a better picture! Right now I'm just trying to decide when to start a mini-gusset before a German Short-Row heel. I'll be knitting it as an ankle sock, so this should finish up pretty quickly.

That's everything I've got going on! Looks like Spring has finally arrived here in Southern Ontario, so if I'm not knitting you'll find me in the garden :)