I made up my mind about the cashmere sock blend: it should not be socks with textured stitches. This is not sock yarn. It should never have been in the bag of sock yarn. I will frog. But first I looked to see whether they might be wrist warmers:
Love the leaf but no. Those holes of the lace stitch are too big, I like my wristwarmers to warm my wrists.
While I was making up my mind I had started the cuff of the second sock, from the inside of the ball, and of course the ball went all tantrum on me:
Yarn barf at both ends!
But here’s where we are now: the ball is balled up again, hiding all it’s little drama inside. Looking a bit unkept on the outside, just like Lillepoes. I will soak the yarn and reskein.
Lillepoes will get a brushing and will wash herself.
Right. Next sock. Chance sock.
I had a whole datyto knit on it yesterday and I finished one sock and started the toe of the second. At home I realized I forgot to put in the little cat marker. And that the cuff was too tight and that the leg is not quite long enough. So I frogged the cuff and now I can lengthen the leg, put in the marker ànd give it a better cuff.
As soon as I finish the second sock which got a toe yesterday afternoon.
Let’s talk Lentesokken. I ripped out the ugly leaf tips and gave the second sock a heel flap:
As I was knitting better tips on the leafs I realized I am knitting these socks out of sense of duty rather than out of joy. I hate knitting the reverse stockinette stitch on this sock. Which is weird because I don’t mind purling much at all, because I knit Continental Combined which makes purling a breeze. I think only Portugese style knitting gives a faster purl technique.
There’s just something about knitting it on a sock…
For a while I knitted this sock inside out but that didn’t give me joy either.
Then I thought about putting in only a small band of reverse st.st. rather than a whole heel and half a foot and do the rest in plain st. st. Originally I wanted so much rev. st. st. because I had designed some leafs on the foot, growing towards the leg. They would look better in a back ground of rev. st. st. Which I do not enjoy knitting…
Going round in circles I though about abandoning leaf and lace all together and frogging the sock back to the cuff. Put in Prickly Pear (which I really want to knit right naow miaow!) but these Spring cuffs really look better with leafs and around I went again.
As I am writing all this my wrist got cold. Turns out I am only wearing one wrist warmer today. I don’t know where the other went, I think I started out this morning with two but somehow one got away? By now my wrist got REALLY cold and the cat is on my lap so I cannot go grab another one from the closet. If only I had some knitting lying around me… wait, I do:
Hey! That’s a good idea! I can make these socks into wrist warmers!
No need for much reverse stockinette stitch. Just rip out the heel flaps and attach a bottom. Hey! Yay!
I can use the rest of the skein to make some Prickly Pear socks…. this yarn has good stitch definitions and fantastic wear! (It’s Wolop Basis Sok plantaardig plant dyed fingering yarn)
So many wholesome decisions early this morning, things are looking up for sock knitting in my life 😀
And I got this!
It’s a Wolop Sock Shake Blank Eco printed. Beautiful! 425 m of fine merino with 25% nylon.
A friend was making socks from it, as a surprise, for me! It was taking too long to her liking and she thought I might enjoy the blank myself – she must have caught my greedy looks when she was knitting with it – and offered me the project to finish. Yes please!
I love looking at this blank. Pretty soon I’ll love knitting from it.
PS oh duh. I took off my second wristwarmer when I took the picture with the dark green cashmere yarn. I was sitting on it.
Well a good thing it happened, I wouldn’t have thought of putting on the Lentesok as a wristwarmer otherwise.