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.
Well, this is more like ripping out a project that was started years ago and will never see completion. The original notes are long gone. Plus I don’t think I have it in me to knit the second (boring, boring, BORING) sock even if I did find the notes.
This 413-yard ball of yarn is Plymouth Italian Collection Sockotta and is comprised of 45% cotton, 40% superwash wool, and 15% nylon. That’s plenty for a different pair of socks, mitts, gloves or a shawl. I thought about overdying it but I do like the neutral colors that would work for anyone.
In my opinion, kinky yarn presents challenges when knitting (or crocheting).
So I wound the raveled yarn around my homemade PVC pipe knitty-noddy,…gave it a good dousing under the shower, and hung it up to dry.
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.
Trying to get ones knitting mojo back is a hard task but I think I might be gaining on that. Periodically Knit Picks* says “goodbye” to some yarn colors and I happened to spot two that I liked. As I’m a member of Helen Stewart’s The Handmade Sock Society 2, I’m desperately stash diving for yarns that I like. If you have any kind of a stash (fabric, fiber, dyes, threads, paper, office supplies, cigars, etc.), then you sometimes buy items that you wanted to try but then don’t particularly like anymore.
So here I am with some sock yarn that falls into that stash category of I-don’t-really-like-this-color-anymore or the What-was-I-thinking? I should just sell or trade them on Ravelry…and I will once I find the gumption to list them.