About Bloomin’ time

Bloomin’ socks are finished.  Even the ends are woven in.

The socks are mirror images on the top.

And on the bottom.

I lengthened the striped toe by six rows before the decreases so the toe tips would be less pointy.  They might loosen a bit once I soak them so they aren’t so square.

The heel is ok.  These are very sturdy but don’t have much give.

It’s amazing how I don’t see something until I photograph it.

I just realized that I did a k1, p1 rib on one sock top and a k2, p2 rib on the other one.  Oops!  These will be gifted to someone who appreciates handknits and will embrace such imperfections.

Shell Cottage

The first sock in Helen Stewart’s Handmade Sock Society is this lovely Shell Cottage sock pattern.

 © Helen Stewart

While stash diving, I came up with this lovely heather greyish color called Basalt Heather from Knit Picks Stroll.  I’m ready to cast on!

 

Thumb bracelet

Not quite the update I planned.  My post was supposed to be about finishing the Bloomin’ Socks but alas I haven’t accomplished that.  Yet.

Most of the time I listen to an audiobook when I knit.  Right now it’s the Maisie Dobbs series written by Jaqueline Winspear and I love them.  (I’m on book #9 – Elegy for Eddie.) Anyway, I’m knitting the toe of the second sock and I knit one round then decrease one round.  Easy.  It’s just plain old knitting.

Except I get mixed up on whether it’s just knitting or needing to decrease.

So I quickly made some “thumb bracelets” to be mindful of which row/round I’m on. Nothing fancy mind you but they work.

One for the knit round.

And one for the decrease round.

I just need to remember to change them out after each round!  (And please ignore my dry hands.)

I signed up

Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade is offering another sock pattern subscription club inspired by the beautiful Cornish coastline.  The Handmade Sock Society 2 begins with the first of six sock patterns on February 14 and runs through December 5, 2019.

I didn’t join the first club but since I do enjoy knitting socks, I want to try this out.  My plan/hope is to use yarn from my stash for at least three of the patterns.

For a limited time, you can join the club at a discounted price.

Have you ever joined a subscription club before?