THSS II Sailing socks update

I don’t think it has ever taken me four months to knit a pair of socks.  But there were extenuating circumstances such as Thanksgiving, making Christmas gifts, knitting this and sewing that.  (Plus some other things I haven’t mentioned.)

So the Sailing School socks are finished.

I’m not sure this was the right yarn as the design details are mostly hidden in the variations of blues and greens.  A more solid/tonal yarn would have been a better choice.

The toe ended up funky…a bit pointier than I like.Sailing School socks

Of the five pairs of socks in this series, these are my least favorite.  I’m way behind in my sock knitting and I have one more pair to make in this season: Dorsal socks.  More on my progress at a later date.

The Handmade Sock Society Season III is already out and Helen has changed it up a bit this season.  Instead of publishing a pattern every other month for 12 months, she is publishing a pattern every month for six months.  I’ve already got February and March patterns in my cue.  I just have to find some yarn in my stash…

On another topic: Mr. Aitch and I are doing fine.  We went to the market on Wednesday and got most of the things we needed except for hamburger.  We are very glad we disconnected our cable TV many years ago (perhaps ten??) and are not subjected to the current barrage of doom and gloom.  I hope you are able to turn off the TV for your health and sanity.

THSS II Sailing School

I’m finally back on track with Helen Stewart’s The Handmade Sock Society Season II from 2019.  I last posted about these socks in November.

I made some headway on them while traveling then life happened and I got sidetracked.  Does that happen to you, too?

Anyway, now that the Ruana and quilt are finished (along with some other projects I’ll post about later), I’ve picked up the fifth sock pattern and making great progress!

The yarn was from our trip last October called Gloomy Gus.  I love how the blues and greens flow into each other.

Sock one is finished (except for the kitchener stitch toe) and the ribbing for the second sock is done.  I’m hoping these will be in my sock drawer by the end of the week.

Are you working on any WIPs (works in progress)?

I’m leaving

Again.  It’s not such a long story and the details are unimportant.  I’m leaving on a jet plane…. to Colorado to take care of our grandchildren, granddogs (and grand chickens) for a few days.  Nothing serious happened, just a glitch and I’m so happy that I get to see them all so soon!

Mr. Aitch can’t go as we are in the midst of some home maintenance issues and someone has to stay home.

The grands will be in school Thursday and Friday, I just have to get them there and back home again.  We will have a great time on Saturday and Sunday. Mom and Dad will be home Sunday evening and I’ll be back in West, by God, Virginia on Monday.

It will be a whirlwind trip and I’ll be taking two knitting projects with me: Scrubby Sparkle and the fifth pattern in The Handmade Sock Society II. I’ll be using the Grumpy Gus yarn I bought last month to knit Sailing School Socks!

Cornish Cream Tea

The fourth pair of socks in The Handmade Sock Society II, Cornish Cream Tea, are finished and ready to be gifted.  These were done before our vacation but I didn’t have time to post about them.

I’ve enjoyed all of the socks in this series so far and the fifth pattern was released about two weeks ago.

The yarn is Knit Picks Stroll in a tonal color called Thunderhead.  I love all the subtle shades of greys.

For some reason, the number of rows knitted between the end of the gusset and beginning of the toe decreases just wasn’t long enough to fit my foot as with the other three pairs of socks.  Same needle size, same brand and weight of yarn.  Perhaps the pattern down the front of the leg and foot doesn’t stretch as much as the previous ones.

But my SIL will love them!