I’m calling this a cheat because I actually finished the socks in question on my way into work today.
These are Sarah Wilson‘s Honeycomb Socks, a free pattern I got from Ravelry. I love Sarah’s retro details and body-con silhouette, but until I saw this pattern I never thought to make a pair of socks. Clearly I was missing out. The pattern was relatively easy (more on that in a minute) and has a great texture but also allows the yarn to shine.
This is kind of embarrassing to admit, but sometimes when I’m knitting seed stitch (which this pattern resembles), I lose my place and knit two stitches in a row, rendering my work into single rib. I made a mistake in a few rows of slipping two stitches in a row, but those were so tiny that I couldn’t pick it up on my camera.
And now, a few words about the yarn. I knit this from Wandering Wool, a DC-area hand-dyed company whose yarn I bought at Loop DC when I went to our nation’s capitol in January. The colorway was called Strawberries and Cream, but seeing all that crimson and white in skein form made my brain go in a different direction.
By the way, I’m writing this on my lunch break from work. You’ll just have to use your imagination.
I kept thinking of these as the yarn dyed from blood and BRAAAAAAAINS, knit with spare bones, to celebrate the end of the zombie apocalypse.
Next on the needles: Mirror by Josiah Bain, who will be pleased to learn that I’m knitting this from yarn inspired by Sherlock’s purple shirt.
When Windsor Button had their liquidation sale a few years ago, I bought two skeins of Plymouth Happy Feet in the Reds colorway. My intention was to use that as the accent color in what would become my Lipstick Traces socks. Either I overestimated the amount of yarn I needed or I figured I’d stock up — since the yarns were at that point 40% off — and when I finally finished those socks, I found myself with enough yarn for another pair.
Since I had three-quarters of a skein on me and a size 0 needle, why not just cast on as soon as I bound off the previous pair? Why not, indeed. I’m knitting these from Knitty’s Vog On pattern. I started these on Monday night and already I’m almost up to the heel.
Fun fact: Vog On was the first pair of socks I knit for myself. I’d made several pairs of socks for Gentleman Caller, but since I wore a lot of skirts I didn’t see the point of making socks I could wear. Now that I’m wearing a lot of pants, knitting myself some nice pairs of socks has become a priority for me. Plus, they’re portable and easy (ish) to knit while sitting in meetings or doctor’s appointments.