Thursday, September 16, 2010

Spooky Socks: Progress Report

I am zipping along, albeit slower than the other socks I have previously done. on my spooky Witches Brew socks.

Methinks the speed on these is related to the pattern I chose to use.

I created a pattern from several sources; I started with a top down construction over 60 stitiches. The leg is done with the Hourglass Rib done over 4 stitches and 4 repeats - one row is harder than the others because you knit in the back of two stitches then in the front of same two to get the twist effect, not so easy with size 1 (2.25 mm) and skinny string. The heel is the garter stitch edge, modified eye of partridge which I love the look of, the heel turn is basic, and the foot will be done with the rib pattern on the instep and stockinette done on the bottom, then a regular toe.

I am using the Witches Brew colorway from CraftsMeow that I got at Sock Summit. I like the way the color is pooling, it gives it a spooky effect.

The goal for these socks is to be able to wear them during the month of October this year. As of this morning I was starting the gusset decreases on the first sock.

I hope everyone is gearing up for their fall in fun ways~!

1 comment:

Cathy R said...

You are really making progress. I predict that they will be completed well before the end of the month.