I am really not trying to be a slacker about my blogging, but this has been the summer of the houseguest. It’s really hard to find time to blog, when you can be spending your time chasing after four years, cuddling babies, chatting while you enjoy a nice glass of champagne, etc, etc. There hasn’t been much time for knitting, let alone blogging.
To just begin to address my backlog of completed projects and projects in progress, I thought I would write a post to catalog all of the socks I have been working on or finished in (semi) recent weeks.
Back in June, I knit this pair of vanilla socks for Evan. He went through my stash and selected some of my loudest sock yarn. These were knit using Schaeffer Anne. I cast on 72 stitches, knit a short ribbed cuff and it was straight stockinette with a gusset heel from there. He likes them.
These socks I knit for my father-in-law as a very belated birthday present. The pattern was a slight modification of the Gentleman’s fancy sock pattern from “Knitting Vintage Socks.” I started out with 64 stitches and didn’t do the shaping. The yarn I used was Claudia’s handpainted in the jungle colorway. He thinks these lucky socks in the duck’s green are sure to win us the championship this year.
Here are the two pairs of baby socks I knit for some grad school friends that had a beautiful baby girl last week. I used this pattern. As the pattern suggests, I used some leftover sock yarn that had been rattling around the house. Both these pairs were knit during the weekend before last that Evan and I spent in Occidental.
Finally, I have been working on the socks for my pal in the sockapalooza 4 swap. I finished the first a week and a half ago. This week I have made good progress on the second. I only have a week or two to finish, so I had best skedaddle. I am a slightly modified version of the jigsaw lace sock pattern and lorna’s laces shepherd sock in the miata colorway. So far, I like how the weird pooling that generally occurs with lorna’s laces is working with the pattern. Hopefully my pal will like them.
I still have a big backlog of finished objects to blog about, but this is a start.