Weekend update

My SIL loved the sock and it fit her tiny foot perfectly.  So I’ve begun sock #2 and have the ribbing and two pattern repeats finished so far.

Our motorcycle trip went well.  We got to try out our new helmets (with communication devices) and our new rain suits.  We don’t talk much while riding but sometimes I can see the route we need and remind Mr. Aitch when he doesn’t notice it so it can save us some backtracking.  Fortunately, the rain suits were really only needed the first 15 miles on our way home but we kept them on the rest of the 4-hour ride.  Win-win.

No foot photo

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

But I’m casting on sock #2 anyway.

THSS II sock 4 progress

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?

 

 

THSS II Sock 4

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?