Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Month O'Socks : Day 12

For my second project during the Month O'Socks (MOS), I decided to use some stripped yarn from my stash and knit it so that it is no longer stripy. (Pattern found here). That meant working almost the entire sock in short rows, but as I do not share the general dislike for short rows, it has not been a problem. In fact, this sock has been knitting up quite fast.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Month O'Socks: Vellamo Socks

I cast off the second sock last night. The pattern was enjoyable to knit. The striping kept it interesting, with the short color-work bits near the toes and and cuffs for an added spice. The pattern does not have good enough instructions for the short row heels though, so prior knowledge of that will make it easier to follow the pattern.

The yarn I used was Knit Picks Stroll in Barn Red and Navy. These socks are for my son, with a lot of room to grow into, provided they last that long. (Modeled on my feet here). He is wearing them right now, so we'll see how they fare.
  Next I hope to start another pair but have not decided on the yarn and pattern yet. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Month O'Socks: Day 5

I completed the first sock yesterday and have managed to start the second one. That is good progress, considering how slow my knitting pace has been lately. Still, my initial target of one finished pair in six days might have been overoptimistic and I will happy to have them done by day seven instead, inshaAllah.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Month O'Socks Kick-off

I am excited for this year's Month O'Socks (MOS), which started February 15, as I hope to get more knitting done in this month than in a long time.I have started with a stripped sock pattern with a bit of stranded colorwork for added fun. This is what I got done on the first day.
The weekend has slowed me down, now on the third day, I'm now just past the heel and onto the leg.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Paper Moon Socks

I had started these socks during last year's Month O'Socks, which would be February 2012. I finished the first sock in March. But then the second Sock Syndrome struck with full force, and off went this project into hibernation. I only took them out this week so that these could get done before this year's Month O'Socks. This pair is for my father, who really appreciated the first pair I knit him. He has been wearing that pair continually throughout the winter and got it promptly repaired when it developed holes. Hopefully, he will get good use out of these too. The pattern is OK, the details on the ribbing section being missing. I used Knitpicks Stroll Tonal (Kindling) for these socks.
And as you have probably already guessed, my next project is also going to be a pair of sock, or may be two, during the Month O'Sock (Feb 15-March 15). I think I will have a jump-start and start this weekend.