The yarn is a 50g, 90-yard ball of a cotton/acrylic/nylon blend in DK weight. I used almost all eight balls. I have 28 grams left and I wish I would have made a top-down top so I could use every last inch. Alas, that was not the case.
Saturday morning found me weaving in the ends.
And now I can call it FINISHED!
I’m a bit hunched over so you can see the eyelet details but I think I look like a linebacker.
The Handmade Sock Society II second sock pattern, Samphire, is finished. Just in time for the newest pattern release for the third sock in the series, which I’ll talk about in another post.
I kitchener stitched the toe yesterday morning before checking my email for the latest pattern reveal.
Once I figured out the lacy panel and a couple of lifelines, the socks flew off my needles. Well, the second sock flew. Knitting the second sock only took a week as I was busy with other things while knitting the first one.
The lace pattern wasn’t difficult, it was just my wandering mind. I try to multitask when knitting and was listening to a book (Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal) when I got so wrapped up in the story that I lost track of my knitting. My bad.
So Samphire sock #1 is finished and the second sock is ready for the lace panel. I followed the pattern as written though I changed the heel flap to the partridge eye heel. I like it better and think it wears well.
I love the color though it’s a bit dark for my eyes at night. I should invest in a better light next to my knitting chair so I can see the stitches better. The third sock pattern in this series will be out soon. Hopefully, I can get this pair finished by then.
Needles at the ready!
My back had been acting up to the point that Mr. Aitch had to take me to the emergency room. Excruciating pain radiating from my lower back to my toes. It even hurt to breathe. It was close to Memorial Day weekend so seeing my regular doctor wasn’t possible for a few days. Some days I couldn’t pick up my knitting. Things are looking up. I’m on the mend now and taking each day at a time.
Yay! One more pair of socks for the gift pile…or myself.
This is the Handmade Sock Society Season 2 first sock: Shell Cottage. If you’ve ever knit anything from Helen Stewart, you know how well written her patterns are. She lists each row and the stitch count so it’s easy to put down the project and pick it up again. I still kept track of my rows on the sock foot so I could make they were both the same length. I learned the hard way to count my rows rather than just measure the length as it is easy to stretch an item to make it fit (and hurry the knitting along).
The second sock in the series will be released next month.