Tuesday, August 28, 2012
August Socks: The Beginning
I started the August socks a while ago, but I haven't mentioned them till now, at least that I can remember. This was the first time I had to make a substitution to my originally planned year of socks. The pattern that I had picked out of the box this month was Harris Tweed, which I had been wanting to try for quite a while, and the yarn was Crystal Palace Mini Mochi. I gave it a good try, but these two just did not go well together at all. I honestly really like the Mini Mochi yarn, but I just don't think it's suited to socks, at least it's not my ideal yarn for socks. I found that each time I purled, and even sometimes when I knit, the yarn would split, and I had to constantly watch my knitting, which I didn't like. I was hoping since the pattern was pretty mindless, I could just sort of go on auto-pilot and knit away, but with the splitting, it just wasn't possible. These socks would have been super soft and lush to wear on my feet, but I couldn't bare the thought of knitting them when I was struggling so much. I decided that it was okay to switch from the original plan, so I substituted another yarn and pattern I'd been wanting to try instead. I picked the Vanilla Latte Socks pattern and I'm using Knit Picks Felici in the exact same colourway as the original design. This is a fun pattern, very easy and mindless and you all know how I feel about Felici, so they make a beautiful combination to me. I have one done, and I'm on the leg portion of the second one right now. I haven't had as much time to work on them as I would like, but they are coming along. I will do my best to get them done before the end of the month. Some days I wish I could knit in my sleep!