Each year, I have a list of projects I want to try. They are usually either a new design or a new technique. My boredom threshold is incredibly low and I struggle with knitting the same thing more than once and for me knitting is all about learning new skills as well as being creative. Socks were low on my list from last year, but on a whim, I cast on Brighton Rock by Rhian Drinkwater as I loved the spiral semi-lacy design.
The emerging pattern – April 9th:
The decision on the length – April 10th:
The turning of the heel – April 13th:
And the first finished sock – April 15th:
Unfortunately I then realised that my first sock is not perfect (the spirals don’t all meet) and is too big for me. That slowed things down a bit. However, I am happy to announce that I didn’t not shirk from my duty to finish the socks and here they are in their full, although not perfect, glory. I have decided to send them to my Aunt who has the right size feet to wear these.
These are one up from the boot socks I made earlier this year and next will be a truly lacy pair! How about this one – Bayerische? If you have other pattern suggestions please let me know.