I finished the first sock of the fourth pair in the Handmade Sock Society season 2 series. I love it as well as all the other socks I’ve knit in this series.
I followed my row count as in the other socks and this one is a bit too small/short in the foot length. Like one-half to three-quarters of an inch. That might not seem like a lot as socks do have stretch to them, however, this one was stretched to the max and it would feel uncomfortable on my size 8 foot.
We’re headed to Mr. Aitch’s brother’s house this weekend (on the motorcycle – that’s another story) and my S-I-L wears a size six shoe. I’ll take the finished sock with me to see 1.) if it fits her foot and 2.) she would want the pair. If the answer is no to either of those questions, I’ll unknit the toe and add another pattern repeat. That should do it
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.
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.