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!!❤️😘💕

THSS II sock 6

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.yarn used in Dorsal Socks

I’ve made lots of progress and am past the heel and gusset on the second sock already.dorsal sock progress

The sock is mostly plain old stockinette stitch except for the dorsal fins going up the back.dorsal sock backdorsal sock 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.

 

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)?