Yay! One more pair of socks for the gift pile…or myself.
This is the Handmade Sock Society Season 2 first sock: Shell Cottage. If you’ve ever knit anything from Helen Stewart, you know how well written her patterns are. She lists each row and the stitch count so it’s easy to put down the project and pick it up again. I still kept track of my rows on the sock foot so I could make they were both the same length. I learned the hard way to count my rows rather than just measure the length as it is easy to stretch an item to make it fit (and hurry the knitting along).
The second sock in the series will be released next month.
I returned home late Monday night. Dorothy was right, “There is no place like home.”
Our son was ill and in the hospital. My daughter-in-law started a new job the day he was admitted which was a bit overwhelming. She just needed some moral support so I did what moms do and went to offer that needed support. Though our son said it wasn’t necessary for me to come, I think he was glad I was there. He is home now and recovering and that’s all good.
I think I ripped out as much as I knit on the second Shell Cottage sock. Well, not really but it felt that way to me. The stitch pattern is four rows and with things being so hectic, I “forgot” to tick off a row so I had an extra row that threw off the rhythm of the stitch pattern. Of course, I didn’t find it until 16 rows later… Perfectionist that I am, I had to fix it.
As of this writing, I’m just ready to do the heel flap. I just didn’t want to deal with dpns on the plane and I had other things to do since I’ve been home. I will get some knitting time in today!
While I was in Arkansas, my daughter-in-law picked up some yarn for a blanket. It was nice to sit and knit with someone who speaks and understands the language of knitting.