It's been two weeks since I posted anything in this space. My mind has been pre-occupied with worry about our son, who had surgery last week. All is well now and he is on the road to recovery, but it was scary for a while. He had surgery on his elbow to repair a serious injury he had last September, as a firefighter/paramedic. Helping care for the grandkids kept me occupied for a few days.
I did manage to get these socks finished while waiting in the carpool lines at their schools and watching their soccer games.
I started these socks in April, before going to Chicago for Sewtopia. They are drying on my cute sock blockers and will soon be sent off to a friend in New Jersey. Another first when making these socks was using SOAK for the first time to wash them before blocking. I am so pleased with this product. The colors did not bleed and there is no rinsing needed after washing the socks. I will be using this product again and again.
With each pair of socks I learn a little more and get a little better at certain parts of the process. This time I feel confident that I did well joining the heel and achieved a good transition as I started knitting the ankle of the sock. I love seeing my own personal growth as I learn to make improvements in the process of knitting.
The yarn was a little thicker than most that I have used previously, so I adjusted the size by only increasing to 28 stitches instead of my normal 32.
In case you are wondering why I titled this post 14...that's how many pairs of socks I have knit since I discovered this passion 18 months ago.
For my next knitting project I am going to try the Alluvial Plains Shawl by Karen MaCall. The Knit Along starts May 15, but I am waiting on my yarn to arrive so will have to join a little late.
Pattern: My own formula for the foot and cuff of the sock with a Fish Lips Kiss Heel
Yarn: Socks That Rock Blue Moon Fiber Arts100% Superwash Merino-Lightweight
Colorway: The Gnome of Christmas Present.
Needles: Addi Turbo Sock Rockets US size 1 (2.5mm)