But this is a sock. I knitted it. Almost an entire sock in one day. I am so excited! I think my sock slump might be over. I did a simple toe up sock and started the Retro Rib pattern from this sock pattern. The yarn is Dragonfly Fibers Dragon Sock in Robin’s egg. It is striping! Course I haven’t started the second one yet. And I still have another single sock sitting in my house waiting for a friend. But lets not focus on that. I knitted this sock because I couldn’t justify taking so much sock yarn from the shop without a plan on how it was going to be used. I also had to sit through New Moon on Saturday night and something had to keep me from strangling becoming frustrated with screaming 12-13 year olds. (Really, who knew that it was appropriate to scream, ooh and ah in a movie theater).
So I have an idea. I am going to take these hanks of Miss Babs sock yarn:
and I am going to make Little Birds by Ysolda Teague. Or some other fair isle sweater. Not exactly certain yet. But these three color must become some sort of sweater. I am also going to finish this sock and one other pair before the end of the year. Since many of us now have more sock yarn than we need (thank you to Miss Babs for supplying the DC metro area with gobs of sock yarn), I propose that we commit to one fair isle project and one pair of socks in sock weight yarn. We can call it a knitalong, or KAL or whatever else they call these things on Rav these days 🙂 Lesley is going to knit Little Birds in Imperial Stock Ranch, Kel is knitting Plum Frost Cardigan by Elinor Brown. Veronica just finished this fingerless mitt worked in Louet Eastport alpaca (which will be a class next semester) and a Selub Modern, so she is still figuring out what she will knit with us.
So dig around that stash or come in and pick out some yarn and let us know what you plan to knit (sock or fair isle or both). Join us on Thursday nights this month (well, not this Thursday) and join our fair isle / sock / use up your sock yarn knitalong!