14 Jul Summer of Socks – halfway done!
A little more than half finished, actually, as the Mermaid socks are coming right along.
Here’s Pair Number Six: Midsummer Nights Dream by Natalie Bursztyn
They’re not as uneven as they look! (I lifted one foot so that it would be easier to see the detail). This pattern was rather fun – available for free from Knitty.com – and customizeable for length since it’s a toe-up sock. I used my digital scale to weigh my remaining yarn as I was finishing my first sock to get it as close to exactly half the ball as possible (leaving half for the second sock).
And Pair Number Seven: Evening Stockings for a Young Lady by Nancy Bush
Despite being knee socks, these were quite fun. This was my first time using Austermann Step Classic, and I was pretty impressed! It’s much nicer and softer to work with than you might initially expect, and the knitting just flew by. I did add a *lot* of rows to account for my tallness of leg, all of which is documented on my Ravelry page. The pattern is from Nancy Bush’s book Knitting Vintage Socks, which is a great resource for sock knitting basics like various heels and toes, a little bit of history, and a LOT of patterns for mens and childrens socks, which is quite uncommon for a sock pattern book.
Seven pairs done, seven pairs to go! (and a big thanks to Naomi for reminding me that this post was long overdue!)