WIPsApril 18, 2011
Rae had a “Sock Hop” at her store and I couldn’t resist all the sock yarn. I got some lovely hand dyed yarns from Pagewood Farms and Yarn Hollow. There was a green colorway I loved and so I just had to start some socks. I needed some mindless knitting anyway, because I finished the men’s hat. There is no pattern, because I’m knitting them using the patternless method taught by Barbara in her Sock Class at Rae’s. It’s really empowering, knowing you can knit something without a pattern. I used Judy’s Magic Cast-On, cast on 16 stitches, increased to 60 on size 0 needles and am working straight stockinette for the foot. I’m going to put in an afterthought heel and then not sure how I want to knit the leg.
I’ve been working diligently on the Snowflake Socks for my SIL, but this project takes complete focus because it’s two stranded knitting and you have pay strict attention to the chart.
Look at what it’s doing here today:
A good day to get a little knitting in. I’m starting a tiny project for Easter that I’ll let you in on later in the week: