It’s so weird how my knitting changes. Like, what I want to knit changes based on what’s happening in my life. Right now, things feel hectic and overwhelming and stressful, and all I’ve been knitting is socks. I have two socks on my needles, and they’re making me so happy. I even have fancy yarn picked out for fancy shawls, and it’s beautiful yarn and I can’t wait to knit with it…but I’m not ready yet. I just need socks right now. My current obsession is this Basket Weave Rib Sock.
The yarn is Schaefer Yarn Nichole, which is labeled fingering, but it feels like a heavy fingering. So when I knit it up with my size 1 needles, it’s all thick and squishy and I can tell these socks are going to be heaven to wear. I love the look of the pattern too; it’s a great design for a variegated yarn, letting both the stitches and the colors play nicely together. This is also the first time I’ve made socks for someone else, so I’m really hoping I estimate well on the foot length.
My other sock is another pair of Petty Harbor socks. These are for me, in Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer in “foxglove and kestrel”, AKA purple and gray.
Obviously it’s been taking a backseat to the blue sock. This is like my backup sock. But that’s okay, it’s perfectly happy waiting patiently for its turn.
It’s a gray, rainy Sunday here, and my errands are few and short, so I see plenty of knitting in the forecast. Hope your Sunday is equally pleasant!
It’s been so amazing to observe how you’ve progressed through knitting socks. I think a year ago or so you tried your first ones. Now you’re hooked! I’m a lot like you. If I can’t seem to find a lot of breathing room with too much hectic in the schedule, knitting a sock is perfect. Thank you so much for discussing this nice patterns, I want to try them out! The yarns you’re using are just gorgeous, too!
Thank you!! It’s actually been less than a year, and it’s funny to me that I was so resistant and disliked the tiny needles, and now, yep, totally hooked!
Welcome, friend, to the dark side, where we have colorful wearable wool socks!