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)?

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?