We've just entered the last two-week stretch of the Summer of Socks. My goal for the summer was to knit four pairs. Ha. Hahahahaha.
I just finished my first pair...well, actually, I finished them last weekend, but it's taken me this long to get pictures taken and uploaded.
Pattern: Basic plain-vanilla sock formula -- 56 stitches around, slip-stitch heel flap, 2x2 ribbing on top.
Yarn: Spunky Eclectic Supernova in "Route 66"
Needles: US2 / 2.75mm DPNs
Time: June 22 - August 10, 2008
There's absolutely no excuse for why these socks took me so long to knit. They were supposed to be my vacation knitting on Martha's Vineyard. I did get through one of the socks that week, finishing it in the car on the way home, but then I stalled out. It was a while before I cast on #2, and another long while before I finished it. It probably still would be unfinished if Tamara hadn't invited me out for some knitting in public last weekend!
These aren't my usual color scheme at all, yet the yarn called to me for some reason. I bought it at the 2007 Massachusetts Sheep & Wool festival. This toe close-up is probably the best representation of the color.
After finishing these, I decided that the best way to work through my knitting slump would be to start something new. So I cast on for Leaflings -- a pattern from this year's BMFA sock club.
I got through the ribbing, but I'm just not feeling excited about the pattern. The more I look at it, the more I'm not sure whether it appeals to me. So I set this aside for now...I need to decide whether I want to carry on with the pattern, keep the ribbing but do something else (my usual plain vanilla sock?) for the rest, or rip it out and use the yarn for something else. Any thoughts?
Since I wasn't feeling the love, I decided that another mindless stockinette sock was in order. So I went and chose some of the prettiest yarn in my stash (it's my favorite yarn -- Fleece Artist Sea Wool -- in the "peacock" colorway). The colors are just so wonderful, it keeps me interested!
Anyway, I'm off to a wedding. You know my goal of finishing the Swallowtail Shawl before the wedding in August? Yeah. THAT didn't happen either.