I’ve made great progress on the fourth sock in the Handmade Sock Society season 2 series: Cornish Cream Tea socks. I’ve already turned the heel and am knitting the foot of the first sock.
I’m loving all the different shades of grey in Knit Picks Stroll in Thunderhead.
One thing I have learned from knitting all the socks in this series is that I can’t concentrate on the lace patterns AND decrease the heel gusset while listening to an audiobook. This lace pattern on this sock is easier for me to read from the included chart rather than the written pattern. But the decreases are on the written pattern page and not the chart thus making me flip back and forth between the two. I forget to do that when listening to a book. I could remedy that by rewriting the chart but it’s only for 20 rows.
What are you working on this week?
I’ve been using the Scrubby Sparkle scrubbie for about three weeks and it’s still looking as good as new.
Confession – I don’t wash dishes every day. I try to use the dishwasher as much as possible but some things just can’t/won’t go in there such as the coffee pot, skillets, and sharp knives.
With this scrubby, I don’t have to work as hard to get the coffee stains out of the coffee pot or the food that sticks to the pans.
Plus it drys quickly and doesn’t smell like most dishcloths do after a few days of use.
I give it a thumbs up!
The Handmade Sock Society II fourth sock pattern in the series came out last week. It’s called Cornish Cream Tea.
I’m not a pink sock kind of person though I do own some pink things so I opted for another color that I would wear: Knit Picks Stroll fingering weight in Thunderhead. I have two 100 gram skeins of this color and hesitated to use 75-80 grams for these socks. But then I realized that I don’t have any concrete plans for the yarn so why not use it.
I’m loving the subtle grey variations and looking forward to getting started on these socks.
What’s on your needles?
I picked up this ball of Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle last week because:
- It looked interesting
- I needed something different to knit
- I might actually use it
Following the ball band pattern, I cast 27 stitches onto US #8 needles. I slipped the first stitch of every row to make the edges neater and knit 40 rows before binding off. 90 minutes later I had one finished.
Approximately 6-inches square, each one used about 14 grams of yarn so this one ball should yield about six scrubbies.
I’ll let you know how I like/use it.