How’s it Thursday already?
On Monday, we headed up to Auckland, and I decided to leave my Nut Hap, which is becoming a bit unwieldy, behind and just take the Shire Socks. They’d really been languishing, so it was nice to get reacquainted with them.
I’m well into the cuff now — it’ll be a near run thing if I finish them before we travel back to the US on Sunday. I was planning on trying something a bit different for the heel, but when it came time to think about it, I was in a pub in Auckland with limited internet connection, so I just put in yarn for an afterthought heel and pressed on.
My hope is to get these off the needles and a new pair on for the plane ride home … it probably won’t happen, but a girl can dream, right? I have this unidentified sock yarn :
And I’ve found a few different patterns that I think would would work well with the speckles. After several pairs of vanilla socks, I want something with a teeny bit of pizzazz. I’m deciding between Bickersstraat, I Heart Bees, or Hermione’s Everyday Socks … too many socks to knit, too little time!
There’s a little group of us who knit socks and blog about it on Thursdays … if you’d like to join in, feel free to link up! My fellow sock bloggers are:
- Alex at Alexand Knits
- Paula at Spin a Yarn
- Hannah at unsophisticated + jejeune
- Jennifer at A Creative Yarn
Go check out what socks they’re knitting this Thursday!
I’ll be back, hopefully quite soon, with a little recap of our trip to Auckland, which included some very yummy food and trips to some special yarn shops. Til then, happy knitting!