After last week’s yarn dyeing adventure, I balled up the yarn and began the Dorsal Fin socks for my granddaughter.
The yarn was pooling a bit in the cuff area but I soldiered on and the colors sorted themselves out on the leg.
The detail that runs up/down the back of the leg is not as visible because of the colors but it might stand out more when wearing.
The heel is turned and the gusset is almost finished. It’s just plain old knitting the rest of the foot and toe. This sock will be finished this week and the second sock started.
My progress was slowed down last week as I was digging and moving some large rocks around the deck and my hands ached too much to knit. But that’s another story.
As soon as I finished the Sailing School socks in Helen Stewart’s The Handmade Sock Society Season 2, I cast on for the final pair in the series. A bit late but it is what it is.
The yarn is a combination of Knit Picks Stroll in Midnight Heather and Andromeda in Grumpy Gus (from the Sailing School socks). I only had 58 grams of the Stroll and knew that wasn’t enough so I decided that the Grumpy Gus colorway would be a nice contrast for the cuff, heel, and toe areas.
I’ve made lots of progress and am past the heel and gusset on the second sock already.
The sock is mostly plain old stockinette stitch except for the dorsal fins going up the back.
I’m beginning to have some arthritis issues with the ring finger on my right hand and knitting is a bit aggravating at the moment. But I hope/plan to have these socks finished bt the end of the week.
Stay healthy and safe.
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.
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.
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)?