First pair of socks finished for 2013, and first UILI FO done and dusted!
Harvest Dew by Rose Hiver - free on Ravelry
Socks that Rock Lightweight - Rooster Rock
Date stashed: January 2008!
Loved this pattern! Much simpler than it appears, and very easy to memorise and "read" your knitting, so not much need to refer to the pattern often.
Did I do the yarn justice? Meh, I don't know. I don't love them but I don't hate them either? They were fun to knit. They fit well. The colours are quite pleasing both in the patterned and in the stocking stitch sections. Could have been worse.
The best thing though? The yarn is out of the stash!
I also joined another Ravelry sock group this week - The Thrifty Knitters Sock Club.
Thrifty Knitters Sock Club was created to give those of us who love the idea of doing a sock club, but don’t want to (or can’t) invest $25 or more per month for the yarn & pattern, the chance to participate!You supply the yarn and we’ll select patterns for you each month. We provide two pattern choices, one toe up and one top down, each month.
Dovetails perfectly with my UILI aspirations, and I'm nearly finished the first pair for their January KAL too.
The patterns for January were A Twist of Citrus and Della. Even though A Twist... was toe up, I loved the way the lace looked in the gradient yarn, so I modified and have worked them top-down.
I don't think it really affects the pattern too adversely, do you?
First one finished, and just about to start the heel flap on the second one, so hopefully by Jan 31st these will be off the needles!
Pretty chuffed about two pairs of socks in a month!