Hi friends, and happy Thursday!
My Hermione Socks have been completely neglected these last two weeks. But last night, the sewn cast off on the body of my Asagi (!!) was making me super drowsy, so I decided a change of pace was in order. I picked up my second Hermione Sock and got the heel turned, gusset stitches picked up, and the gusset decreases underway before bed. It felt good to finally make some progress on them!
With the end of these finally in sight, I’m thinking about my next pair of socks. I’m hoping to get them cast on before my flight back to the East Coast Monday morning (mega sad face). I don’t want to have all that travel time without a pair of socks to keep me company.
As I naively mentioned about a month ago, when I thought I would be done with my Hermione Socks in no time (silly Katherine!), I’m planning on making Susan Anderson’s wildly popular Smooth Operator Socks in Trailing Clouds “Mind the Gap” BFL sock yarn. I’ve been thinking a lot about how I’m going to make them. While I really enjoyed the portability of my one-at-a-time Hermione Socks, the end has been a bit of a slog for me …. much more so than when I do two-at-a-time socks. And since the yarn I’m using is self striping, I feel like TAAT will be good for trying to get the stripes on each pair all matchy-matchy! It does mean though I need to get my bum in gear and finish Hermione, so I can get the Trailing Clouds yarn wound (by hand, as my beloved winder is in Philly – boohoo! – if you have any hand winding tips for neat balls, I’d love to hear them!) and the socks begun before Monday morning.
There’s a group of us who write about socks on Thursdays. Many are on break at the moment for various reasons, but you should still go check out their lovely blogs:
- Alex at Alexand Knits
- Paula at Spin a Yarn
- Hannah at unsophisticated + jejeune
- Jennifer at A Creative Yarn
- Maggie at Project(s) in Progress
If you’d like to join, feel free to link up and let us know!
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