Uncovered after many many months at the bottom of my knitting bag… For all practical purposes, I had forgotten about the Canyon Hiking Socks that I started during last year’s Socktoberfest. I was excited when I started them – it was a fun and simple pattern in a bigger gauge, so naturally I thought I would finish them in a heartbeat. Here we are, six months later, and sock one is not even complete. I considered ripping them because they were a tad to tight, but I know they will stretch with some wear. The pattern is from the book, Greetings from Knit Café, which has several great patterns including this one. I substituted some stash yarns – Lion Brand Wool Ease and a recycled burgundy wool from the thrift shop – instead of the Rowan Wool Cotton that the pattern calls for. Seems to be a good fit too!
The Shades in Trekking sock is the exact opposite. I started this sock last week, and I already turned the heel and finished the gusset decreases. I simply can’t put this one down. I think Trekking yarn has that effect on me. I simply can’t wait to see how long one color will repeat, or what new color is going to be incorporated on the next row.
I had a battle with the flu this week, and that time out gave me the chance to work on both of these socks – in between naps and frequent trips to the loo…
I can’t explain why some socks get attention and others don’t – I love all socks equally! I do plan on spending some quality time with the knee highs though – although they probably won’t be worn until autumn with the wool and all. The dark heathery pink is a natural fit for Project Spectrum’s color theme this month (and it feels good to get a lingering project out of the basket and finished!) There’s no denying that the Trekking is perfect – greens, yellows, and pinks (with some reds and blues thrown in for good measure) makes this one the ideal PS yarn!
Have a happy Easter, and a great weekend