Now that the weather is actually turning, I am feeling a greater need to get these socks off the needles and onto my feet. Second socks are truly one of my downfalls. I just don’t understand – perhaps I never will – how I can finish a sweater in a matter of weeks… BUT SOCKS - Socks take me months!
Whatever the reason, I decided to be proactive in my approach – multilateral and disciplined. I cast on for both of my outstanding socks at the same time. No more excuses. Once I knit a few rows on each, there was no turning back.
The “Breezeway” Socks that I started during Project Spectrum’s AIR element – finally making their way back to the needles. This is a wonderful and simple pattern (the Classic Sock pattern from Nancy Bush’s Folk Socks) and perfect for all the TV shows I have been watching lately… Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn has the same quality as the regular light worsted SG. If you like working with that, you would like this one too.
Laila’s Socks from Folk Knitting in Estonia. A simple and fun pattern that is perfect for beginner stranded colorwork. I love looking at all of the different color variations that people have used on Ravelry – each pair is so beautiful and unique! I am using Cherry Tree Hill in Lichen (green) and Louet Gems in Mustard (yellow). I commented on Flickr about the way that these 2-ply yarns twist so much as I knit, and I picked up a good hint from Amber on how to fix it:
There is a method of putting a giant slip knot around your ball with the tail end of your yarn – you then hold the ball up by the tail of the slip knot and the ball spins to let out the twist. I learned this technique in Beth Brown Reinsel’s Estonian twisted knitting class. It works great.
I will be trying it tonight! Thanks A!