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socks are finally finished.
Stay home! Wear a mask!
At home, as the days have turned from weeks to months, I’ve knit three pairs of socks (and a few other things).
Yarn Over New York socks, a speckled challenge
The first pair, was a challenge as the stitch I wanted to knit wasn’t the best pairing with the highly variegated speckled yarn. It’s ok, I still love them. I’m already plotting my next pair of Yarn Over New York socks. But first I have to make the difficult choice of choosing a color! This pair took the longest as they had a few restarts. I began them in April and completed them on the final day of October!
Oink Pigments Targhee socks for comfort
In the next pair, the middle one, I hoped for both personal and political redemption. I started these on November first and knit hoping my stitch tension wouldn’t change too much as results came in and I finished them on December 12th. I love Oink Pigments Targhee Sock, and this colorway, Plum Drum Weekend, knit up with the purples and greys almost striping, they make me happy.
LGF Suris Socks, super speedy
The final pair is the result of knitting a sample shawl and falling back in love with LGF Suri’s Sock, a yarn I’ve designed with. I knit Romi (Rosemary Hill)’s High Sierra Shawl in the Greens Gradient in September and October first. These were also the fastest pair — they took me only ten days (12-22 December)! With my renewed love of this yarn I’ve begun working on the long-neglected Transposon vest pattern!
There’s many amazing yarns and dyers and I hope to work with them as I replenish my threadbare sock drawer. Do you have a favorite? Please, let me know. These three new pairs have helped, a pair that I knit in 2009 is still in rotation (I’m wearing them today) and over the summer I finally retired a pair that I’d knit in 2008!
This year, if you can, please support a local food bank (NY specific link).
Please continue to stay home (as much as you can) and socially distance. Wear a mask. Wash your hands.