The last installment of Cookie A's 2012 sock club included some lovely dark purple cashmere-blend sock yarn from Stricken Smitten. Of the two patterns offered, the pattern I chose was an open lace diamond design. I started with the Large size, but quickly realized that the lace pattern has so much stretch to it that I ripped them back and restarted with the Medium. It feels so good for a girl with huge hobbit feet to make a pair of size Medium socks! They knit up very quickly (in just two days for the second sock) and fit perfectly.
Blue Moon Fiber Arts sock club the two years prior, but I think it's time for me to start making a dent in the sock yarn I already have, rather than continuing to add to it. I'm currently working on making a bunch of stockingette socks from the variegated yarns I have left over from years past, and I'm also mentally pairing up fancier designs with the semisolids I've been buying more recently. It's going to be a good year for socks.
3 days ago