These are some relatively antique mismatches that eluded blogging by virtue of having been completed while visiting my sister in California. Her apartment was very dark.
left to right: Go with the Flow in koigu (p131) and generic toe-up socks in Sock Hop (Lucy in the Sky).
The single socks are starting to weight on my mind. I’d like to wear some lovely hand-knit socks, especially now as it’s saukalt here in New Jersey. But the knitting mojo is fickle. And it is sometimes hard to legislate discipline in one’s hobby.
However, a finished pair did manage to escape blogging: the Eesti Trail Hiking Socks.
These knit up very quickly — no surprise since they call for worsted-weight yarn. I used some plain old Patons Merino from Michael’s: nothing special, but they do make for a nice, sturdy, and warm pair of socks. Details in Ravelry.
After the chunky tam disaster, I’m on the hunt for a reasonably slouchy hat that does not look like ass. Again, I don’t want to blame the pattern — it was just a perfect storm of suck that resulted in that particular object. I don’t know why I can’t get over it. I think the reality so blinkered my expectations — I mean, the magazine makes the hat look pretty nice — that I’m still trying to reconcile the two poles. For now, the chunky tam is living in my closet, making friends with other handknits. It might remain a monument to shattered hopes or become a baby sweater. (What is it with my friends and babies these days?! I’m not complaining, but, geez, is it in the water?)
I’m also working on a new pattern. Well, pattern is a bit grandiose, but I was trying to work out something in a pair of socks for my sister and it turned out okay, so I wrote it up. Now: finish the second sock.