Sock it to summer!
Happy (almost) summer, friends! I kind of like to think that summer started on June 1, but really, it doesn’t start until the summer solstice on the 2oth. It’s been warm and sunny, though, so to me, summer’s well on its way.
With summer comes a fun knit-a-long – Amanda of Knot a Podcast and Lamby Toes Yarn holds the Sock it to Summer KAL, where you just knit lots of socks! It started on June 1 and goes until August 31. She’s written a post on her ravelry group (a Ravelry account is needed to view this post) giving all the details, so if you want to knit socks too, join her group and join the fun!
Oh, you want to know what socks I’m knitting so far? I guess that’s why you read this blog, maybe.
First, I’m knitting a pair of Hedera socks by Cookie A! I’ve had these socks in my list of things to knit for ages, and I finally cast them on last week while in Vermont. I picked this project as my vacation knitting, and you can see I got a lot done.
I don’t know if I’ve ever knit a patterned sock so quickly, and on DPNs to boot! The pattern’s super easy to memorize, though I still needed to read the directions for the heel flap, heel turn, and gusset. I haven’t knit a cuff down sock in a couple years now as I’ve become a toe up Magic Loop convert. It’s fun to change it up a bit. I still need to cast on sock #2, but I’ll get to it eventually.
Next up, I’m knitting a vanilla sock (that’s a plain sock with no patterning on it for all you who don’t knit) out of Knit Picks Stroll in the Queen Anne Tonal colorway! I’m kind of bored with knitting vanilla socks so this one’s a little slow going. It’s great for mindless knitting when I don’t feel like knitting a patterned sock, so it’s a good project when I need a break. I want to always have a pair of vanilla socks on the needles, just in case I want to satisfy that knitting itch and I don’t want to think about it too much.
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I don’t have any goals for Sock it to Summer. I’ll almost definitely finish these two pairs, and I’ll probably cast on at least a third. I don’t know what I’ll knit yet, but I’m leaning toward another patterned sock. I’m kind of in the mood to knit something more exciting than a vanilla sock, so I’m thinking I’ll be knitting patterned socks for the bulk of the summer. We’ll see.
Thanks, Amanda, for hosting such an awesome summer KAL!