Sunday, August 26, 2007
Socks That Rock Colorway Tigers Eye
Almost half way through this challenge. 22 pairs of socks out of 52. There is the ultimate goal of knitting a pair of socks per week for 52 weeks, then there are the milestones. I am very close to the half way mark. I am getting anxious to reach 26 pairs. I have other knit alongs and challenges for the next two months that will prevent me from just knocking out a bunch of socks. But after the holidays and other deadlines I will be ramping up again. I have about a dozen pairs of size 3 needles and more than 12 skeins of heavyweight socks that rock. So I will be casting a whole bunch of stockinette socks on to get to the next milestone. In the meantime, I am currently turning the heel on sock one of the Fawkes pair. I was planning to knock out the first I Love Gansey sock this weekend and add some inches to my shawl. I did another repeat on the shawl but nothing on the Ganseys. Every time I read 6 Sox KAL emails there is a revision, tip or new technique. I am thinking I will wait until the three day weekend coming up to work on the Ganseys. All the bugs should be worked out of the pattern and enough hints and tips posted to allow me to skate through them. So what shall I do with myself this week? More shawl repeats, re-knit the Horcrux and work on Bellatrix.
Friday I wrote a pattern for my Hogwart's Sock Swap socks. I had planned to knit some self striping socks in her house colors but I have never received the yarn I ordered from Knitting Ninja, I have had to file a complaint with PayPal because they are not responding to e-mails or anything. It's not a huge amount of money, but it's mine. Also, it totally bunged up my knitting plans - which I HATE. So I scrolled through my stash photos on Ravelry off and on all day Friday and decided to write a pattern using some of the yarns in my stash. I will be my own test knitter and make a pair in the same yarn but with different colors. We'll see how it goes.
It's knitting time.