27 Jul Aquaphobia!
Socks Number Nine: Aquaphobia by Knitfreak.com, knit with Fleece Artist’s Merino 2/6 sock-weight yarn, 100% superwash merino in the “Hercules” colourway… Definitely the most cheerful-looking socks of the challenge thus far! I did change the pattern some – the details are available on my Ravelry project page here!
Aquaphobia is a fairly straight-forward slipped-stitch pattern that is easy to memorize and works really well for high-contrast variegated hand-dyes, like the Fleece Artist that I used. It looks far more complicated than it really is!
In neighbourhood news, the lovely folks across the street at Mark Jokinen Books **used book paradise** are moving on to greener pastures (aka George Street, south of King) at the end of the month – which is in a week, can you believe it?! – and as such, are having a farewell sale of sorts, with all stock 50% off! I’m sure to be over there at some point today or tomorrow, so if you find a “back in 15 minutes” sign on my door, you can be sure to find me across the street! (probably hunting for the next book I need by L.M. Montgomery – Anne of Windy Poplars if I remember correctly!) The sale runs until Friday, so if you’re around Peterborough this week, you should definitely check it out!
Next up in the Summer of Socks Challenge is Clandestine by Cookie A., a free pattern available from Knitty.com. I’m knitting this pair with the Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label Fingering weight in the “Midnight” colourway. I fell in love with this yarn at first sight – so soft, so squishy! It’s an 80/20 merino-nylon blend, but it’s fuzzier than most merino sock yarns I’ve used. Bottom line? Really, really nice. And check out the inside of the label:
How sweet is that? 🙂