With all the blanket knitting going on around here, all the Christmas knitting of the previous 2 months, all the other attempts at finishing off a few projects, I have sorely neglected my sock knitting. This is not on. I have loved wearing my hand-knit socks during this cold weather, so much so, that one pair has completely worn through. I am devastated as they were the first ones I made for me. They are now rather draughty bed socks!
Anyway, I looked at my stash of sock yarn and fell in love all over again. I felt the desperate urge to knit socks. So, ladies and gentlemen, I hereby re-open the Startitis Sock Club.
I started this one last weekend. It is testament to the wonderful pattern that I have already cast it off. What a lovely thing to knit. But helped along in no uncertain terms by the wonderful yarn. Retro Rib Sock in Posh Yarn Daisy. Even Mr Stressy likes this one! The photo doesn't do the pattern - or yarn - justice. So very pretty. And so very lonely.
The whole idea of the Startitis Sock Club is that 's it's much more fun to cast on one sock and then do a different pattern.
Eventually I will end up with a pair. But not just yet. Because I came across this pattern. And fell instantly in love. Why is this only in 4 Ravelry project pages and only 72 queues? It's wonderful. Come on everyone, rectify this problem. The world needs feet that are wrapped in silliness.
Spread the word. We need fishy feet! (Hmm, matching gloves to make fishy fingers? I sense another project on the cards!)
But who knows when I'll get the second fishy sock - or indeed glove - done. Because more sock yarn has appeared. Before you shout at me breaking my 'no yarn' resolution, fear not, this was a swap organised before Christmas with WMK Clara. The pink one is too pretty for socks, too girly, but oh my word, that green skein. I think it may well become a Brainless pair. Or Circles.
Meantime, I must get on with the blankets.
And the ironing.
And the cakes that must be decorated.
And the hoovering.
And the cooking.
Oh stuff the lot of it, I'm off to knit some more goldfish.