Well I am up to 3 pattern repeats on my Soft and Lacy socks. They are coming along fine, the pattern is perfectly manageable so far, but, there was a problem. There is no way I can commit this 20 row chart to my memory, even vaguely, so I have to knit them with the big light on and properly concentrate on the chart!
So on Saturday, yes I know only 3 days in, I decided that I had to cast on a new pair of socks that would be conducive to knitting in front of the TV, with a dim lamp and not mind being picked up and put down. So the pattern searching began.
I recently ‘had’ to buy this lovely ball of yarn and thought the colours and striped effect would work perfectly with Scylla a pattern I only found out about because of this KAL. So I cast on on Saturday and on Wednesday I turned the heels, my progress being helped by a power cut which meant I couldn’t really do anything but knit, yes, I could have probably done housework or paperwork but incredibly knitting seemed more attractive ;) I’m really enjoying the pattern, its easy to see where you are, the stitch pattern is simple to memorise and it looks so effective on self striping yarn! Perfect!
|They look a peculiar shape because of the stitch pattern :)|
Remember in my last KAL post I told you I got some new needles? I had an impulse buy after seeing them on another knitalongers Instagram feed! Well, I love them! They are ChiaGoo needles (I got them from here) and they are such a pleasure to knit with. I usually use Addi Lace needles for magic looping socks and really like those too but I’m enjoying knitting with the ChiaGoo’s a lot more.
|The lacy socks are on the ChiaGoo’s and the stripey ones are on the Addi Lace.|
The ChiaGoo cable is memory free which means I don’t get into tangles and the join between the cable and the needle is super smooth.
|See the Addi Lace cable has a bit of a mind of its own!|
Socks are definitely my current obsession and I am loving watching everyones progress. Check out Sarah's post and all the blog links of the other knitalongers here.
Do you like knitting socks? What patterns are your favourite?