It’s the first Thursday of the month again, so time to talk about socks.
So, I have a confession to make … for the first time in maybe a year, I don’t have a pair of socks on the needles!
Don’t get me wrong, I have plans … some plans I am really excited to share as they take shape. But the combination of lots of WIPs and Stage 1 Moving has not been conducive to Starting New Things. Especially if those things require a bit of thought.
So instead, I have some pictures of my finished Favorite Socks to share (as if you haven’t seen enough pictures of them in progress) (on Ravelry here)
As I’ve mentioned a few times recently, my Viola socks are languishing a bit. I’ve been trying to figure out why that is. I couldn’t wait to cast them on, I love the pattern, I love the yarn … but I’ve just completely stalled out on the gusset! I think part of it I’ve been distracted by other things, like nearly finishing my Arrosa shawl and starting Southwell.
But I also think part of me needs to change things up. I’ve knit a fair few pair of plain jane socks (my Droving Socks excepted!) over the past six months, and I think maybe it’s time for a little change of pace.
So instead of showing you yet another picture of my Viola socks in the same place (basically they’ve barely grown since this post), wanna help me with planning my next pair?
As you can see, Thursday sock time is back, under a slightly different guise. After some chatting amongst the group of us who blog about socks on Thursday, we’ve decided to move sock talk to a once a month format. So stop by the first Thursday of every month for some gabbing about socks!
My Tube Operators, as I’ve taken to calling them, are coming along, slowly but surely. I’ve inserted the waste yarn for my afterthought heel (the lavender strip between the pink and green stripes closest to my needle) and have been working on them here and there.
It’s been quiet around these parts of late. I’ve been in Philadelphia, sorting through boxes, wading through seas of yarn and trying to get my new apartment in order — aided by a very dear friend from Baltimore who helped me get it all done! I’ve been without internet in the place, so hopping on here has been hard!
After two days of unpacking, though, the place is starting to look like my own … and I’ve decamped to my parents’ house in Virginia for Labor Day weekend — yay!
But enough about me … Thursday’s all about the socks! And I have a finished pair to show … my Hermione’s Everyday Socks are done, done, done!