It's another sock FO!
And, to top it off, I cast on for another two pairs yesterday!
Yes, people, this is quickly becoming The Sock Blog.
With everything going on, it's been really hard to focus on a large project. So, the socks have been VITAL to my sanity. VITAL. Once these were finished, I actually experienced something akin to WITHDRAWAL.
You laugh, but I'm not kidding, people. I could actually feel the tingle in my fingers, BEGGING for more Lorna's Laces on teeny, size 0 Addis.
It was that bad (or good, depending on where you're standing).
Of course, choosing a pattern worthy of The Lorna's wasn't something which could be accomplished in a matter of minutes (a feat which I attempted, despite the knowledge that it would prove futile -- which shows you just how desperate I actually was). Instead, it took about two days. TWO DAYS, while my fingers ACHED for the Lorna's.
I ended up casting on for the Ribble Socks from the "Socks Socks Socks" book in Ultramerino4 on size 1 Addis just to have something to tide me over.
But, it wasn't the same.
The Lorna's is like CRACK.
Since it isn't the easiest thing to come by, I feel I need to honor it's lusciousness with the right pattern. Plus, I wanted something challenging after knitting this nifty lace pair. The winner was the Aran Sandal Socks from the aforementioned book (pics to follow later this week).
Oh, right, The Child's Sock. That's what this post is supposedly about. :-)
I sort of went off on a tangent there...
What can I say? It was an awesome pattern, fleshed out with amazingly luscious yarn, on fabulously smooth needles. Just the right amount of challenging to keep a person engaged and interested without being so high maintenance as to require the baggage of row counters and post-its.
Plus, look how this pattern beefs up my skinny, birdie ankles!
I followed the pattern faithfully with the exception of the cuff.
I added a little purl row in there to bump up the edge a bit. But, for the most part, when knitting Nancy's patterns, I try to remain faithful to her instructions. I see them as learning experiences and I usually end up picking up some fantastic new cast on or nifty little accent which I then incorporate into other projects.
I found I had quite a bit of The Lorna's left over. Not enough for another pair, but possibly enough for some fingerless gloves. Hmmm...
So, that's that.
I promise I will be knitting something other than socks. Soon.