Luminary part 1

I finally figured out why it has taken me nearly two months to knit one sock.  I’m tired of knitting with blue yarn.  Well, I think that’s the reason other than I’ve just not been feeling quite like myself for the past several months.

I do like all colors but after knitting five socks (here and here ) in the same color family I’m feeling a bit, um, blue.Luminary sock

Here is one 99% finished Lunimary sock from The Handmade Sock Society season 3.  The fifth sock pattern in this series was just delivered to my inbox last week so I’ve got some catching up to do!  I got behind with knitting this season’s socks when I was working on my S-I-Ls ruana and sewing face masks.Luminary sock close-up

Stash diving was good but the stash will increase within the next week or so with some grey/charcoal fingering yarn.  Perfect for socks that I will actually wear in public.

So I’ll be trudging along with the second sock to complete this pair then on to something else in a not so blue color family.

The first sock

Are you tired of reading about my socks?  Well, this is about the first sock in Season 3 of The Handmade Sock Society series: Luminary.Photo of Luminary socks THSS Season 3

I cast on as soon as I finished the previous season sock, Dorsal, using some reclaimed yarn from another project.

The variegated yarn was pooling on the cuff but I persevered for another 15-18 rows before I ripped it all out.

This yarn is not for this pattern.  The interesting texture stitches got lost between the light and dark shades so it’s back in my stash.  Again.

Enter Knit Picks Stroll in the Inverness colorway, “composed of deep navy, forest green, dark anthracite, and with a pop of celestial blue.”  It’s been in my stash for a couple of years begging to be seen.  I’m sure this one is “the one.”

And it better be as Helen has just released the third sock in the series.  I am so behind!

I almost forgot…Happy Birthday to my favorite daughter! I love you!!❤️😘💕