I finished a damn pair of socks!
For some reason, my sock knitting has really lagged of late. Forget second-sock syndrome - I'm finding it tough to even finish the first one! I put my nose to the wheel on these and knocked them over today during my lunch break. The pattern is "Seaweed" (found here), and the wool is Wired for Fibre's "Rita", colourway Kelp.
This is a toe-up pattern, and with guidance from my SnB group, I managed a cast on relatively easily. These aren't the first toe-up's I've knitted, but for some reason I cannot get the swing of the cast-on nor the heel turn?
Now, I have spent time with the different methods, enlisted help of toe-up devotees, and still, I'm not convinced. I don't like the fit of the toe (for me), and I definitely don't like the appearance, nor process of the heel (for me). I know one of the big selling points is making the most of every last centimetre of the yarn, but for me this makes the socks too long anyway?
then it hit me.
I don't have to knit toe-up if I don't want to - I can continue knitting cuff down until I exhaust my sock yarn stash*, if I feel so inclined!
sometimes I'm a bit thick with these things.
Finishing these socks did, however, herald a lovely arrival.
It's finally Winter, and my next Personal Sock Club shipment is long overdue!
presenting Colinette Jitterbug "Ginger Cinnabar"
destined to become Marlene. A beautiful, warm shade of orange, known in our house as "Buddhist orange". Perfect for cold winters' nights.
and 100% top-down bliss :)
* this exhaustion of the sock yarn stash is, you understand, a purely mythical event, one that will never be allow to manifest in real life ;)