Like the Summer of Love, but keeps your feet warmer in the winter!
I signed up in some vain attempt to keep myself motivated to knit during the northern hemispheric summer. The irony about knitting during the summer is that it’s easier for me to knit because my joints are warm and loose, but my hands don’t half get sweaty!
So, here are the socks I plan to knit this summer (all two pairs):
I got one of those full-bag-sale thingys from Elann a while back and out of the three colours on offer, my mum chose this colourway of Sock it Too Me Puzzle:
The pattern I’m going to use will be a (slightly) modified version of the “Tropicana” socks from the June 2006 edition of Magknits.
The pattern writer has you cast on 55 stitches. Now, anyone who’s read this blog will know that it’s not going to cut it with regards to my mum’s feet. They may cut the blood off though! I’m going to err on the side of loose and go with 77 stitches (it’s an 11 stitch pattern repeat).
I’m also nominating the (already in progress) Boudica socks.
It’s taken me a while to get this far because I have to concentrate on the cables – there are no rest rows! It’s definitely a podcast/radio-only knit. Yesterday it was a cricket-on-the-radio knit (I can’t afford/wont get for reasons of principal Sky TV) so I got another 8 rows done.
I think you can see how it takes me 6 weeks to make a fairly simple pair of socks, and a lot longer for more complex ones.