Pattern: The Solstice Slip by JC Briar (June Rockin' Sock Club pattern)
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock lightweight (100% superwash merino), colorway Firebird, one skein
Needles: two US 1 (2.5 mm) 12" Addi Turbo circs
Started/Completed: July 19/August 1
I decided to knit these toe up, although directions were given for cuff down, because I was worried about running out of yarn trying to cover the whole of my enormous feet. This was probably a good move, even though I did have a little bit of yarn leftover; I would have been too nervous the whole time had I knit them the opposite direction.
I do like the garter stitch short-row heel ...
Of all the sock patterns I've received thus far for the sock club, this is the first one I'd knit again. And now that I know that one skein will successfully knit a pair of socks to fit my feet, I can knit the next pair cuff down!
Meanwhile, I did pick up another sock once these were done. Remember the bad sock? Turns out it was only one pattern repeat and a toe away from being done:
I finished this at lunch today and promptly cast on for its mate. I'm noticing, however, that despite the fact that the two skeins are the same colorway, they are clearly from different dyelots. The new sock is noticeably -- to me, anyway -- darker than the original. I wonder if I leave it in the sun for a couple days if it'll fade?
(For those of you who are wondering why I'm still knitting socks in the face of in impending dealine for the shawl, allow me to explain: I knit socks during my lunch hour at work, in part because they fit in my purse and in part because I can be repeatedly interrupted and I won't lose my place. My work environment is not particularly conducive to knitting lace.)
I have been working on the shawl; I have about 1.5 repeats of the main chart complete. I'll be working on the shawl in the evenings and on the weekend, when I have time to pay it the attention it deserves and get some serious knitting done.
Come to think of it, what am I doing typing? I should be knitting lace!