Since the Summer of Socks 2008 started 3 days ago, you might think I’d have started a sock for the knit-along by now. The rules say that to qualify, socks have to be started on or after the beginning of summer. Well, I already had a half done pair on the needles, and thought briefly about starting a second pair and setting those aside for later. Instead, I lined up a bunch of Tivo’d JAG reruns last night, and did a sock marathon, finishing the Three Irish Girl socks I had going. Here they are:
Yarn: Three Irish Girls Adorn sock yarn, color Eire. Boy, do I love this yarn. It’s nicely spun, and the colors are fabulous. I like it so well that I joined their Yarnista sock yarn club.
Needles: Knit Picks Harmony dpns, size 2.25mm.
Started: May 19th, 2008
Finished: June 24th, 2008
Pattern: Standard 68 stitch stockinette sock, with picot tops and standard heel flap and gusset. The usual.
What I learned: This yarn is my new favorite. It plays very nicely in the yarn box. And I learned that I can knit a whole sock foot (women’s size 10 1/2, thank you!) in an evening of mindless JAG reruns.
I’m off to cast on the first pair of SOS ’08 socks. I have to choose the yarn first, not so easy, given the multitude of choices I have available. I posted these photos on the Ravelry SOS group, and I’ll post them here as well. This is my three box-loads of sock yarn. How many seasons of JAG were there, anyway? I clearly need to knit faster.
Stay tuned next time to see what I pick!