One of my personal goals for January has been to get the two pairs of socks I've been knitting on since October and November off the needles and finished. I am not allowing myself to cast on any new sock projects (or currently any new projects at all) until they're done. One pair was finished on Sunday (they're awaiting photographing) and the other pair continues to be a WIP:
The pattern is Twisted Mockery by Lisa Stichweh and it was the November Mystery Sock for the Sock Knitters Anonymous group on Ravelry. Clearly I didn't actually finish it in November! The yarn is from Ripples Crafts and was part of the sock club last year, I think it was April but it could have been May. It's a darker purple than the picture shows.
I love the way the diagonal bands of twisted stitches come right round to the back of the foot ending in a point
I'm actually further on than this now as I was knitting on them yesterday evening, I am 4 rows from finishing the first chart on the second sock and they did feel to be flying but we did watch two films last night and I knit throughout which helped! I am not the fastest knitter so I really need time to sit down and do nothing but for a few hours if I'm going to make good progress. I am trying to make a decision for the heel. The pattern specifies a slipped stitch heel which I know is the more hardwearing option but a stockinette heel would continue the stockinette which has been added in to the back of the foot and I think that would look lovely. I just can't decide. I do have a pair of socks with a stockinette heel flap and they haven't worn through nor do they look in any worse condition than my socks with slipped stitch heels. Decisions decisions.
I walked past this sculpture near my work when I was on my lunchbreak yesterday, I don't usually have my camera when I was past but as I was doing my WIP photos I did and all I could think when looking at it was that it should be holding a skein of yarn ready to be wound! Perhaps I knit too much…