Friday, December 05, 2008

Leaves are done

Last night I finally finished my Embossed Leaves socks. With all the other projects I've been working on it took nearly two months. I really enjoyed these socks and would make them again. I used Sunshine Yarns Merino Sock in Meadow. I made a few changes to the pattern but nothing big. All that's left is blocking and weaving in the cuff ends.

I've already cast on another pair of socks. This time I'm making the Spring Forward socks. I'm using Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock in Icehouse from my stash.

I don't think I've mentioned yet how I'm picking my sock patterns. I'm basically going down the list of popular sock patterns on Ravelry and knitting the free patterns or patterns that I own. The first sock on the list was the Monkey socks. I'd already done the Jaywalker (second on the list) and Embossed Leaves was number four. I'll come back and do the Basic Sock Recipe (number three) with the next socks I do for my Mom.

Technically I should be knitting the Pomatomus socks next. But Knitty calls the pattern piquant or really hard. I'd like to try to finish these socks as close to Christmas as possible so I decided to come back to the Pomatomus and a later time. I've already knit the Thuja sock a couple of times so that brings me to Spring Forward. It looks like an easy pattern but over a long repeat. Should be fun!


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