I recently finished a test knit my fiber friend Anne Podlesak, who is converting her lovely Hollow Oak design that was created and written for handspun, into a fingering weight design. This pattern was truly enjoyable to knit and I was excited to ship off the finished socks to Anne this past Thursday for her to use in a photo shoot.
So Friday I casted on my pair of socks using my stash of Patons Kroy FX in Calla Lilly and Ali Green’s Harris Tweed Socks pattern. I’ve decided that since I’ve have two skeins of yarn in the same dyelot, I will make a pair of mid-calf socks, which will be perfect to wear with my dress pants for work or with my jeans for the weekend.
Last week in the Indieway Yarns Ravelry Group we were talking about needles and what we use for knitting socks. I decided to take the advice of my friend Wendi , Indieway Yarns, and try using a 9″ circular knitting needle so I can knit completely in the round. When I reach the heel, I will use my second 9″ circular for the heel area and then go back to one needle when I’ve completed the heel and gussett.
Wendi, thank you!!!! This way of knitting is so wonderful and I truly love it.
So, here’s a progress photo of my sock and when I showed this to my Mom this weekend, she seemed to really like the color, texture and design. Maybe she’ll get a pair for her Birthday this year
Until next time, happy knitting, spinning, crocheting and crafting!