This is my project for Regina’s Floralong in her Hydrangea Garden colorway. I cannot get enough of watching these colors interact with each other as I add each round. I think I’ve said it before, but it makes me think of all the colors of summer, slightly faded by the sun- like denim. It’s bright, but soft to look at. It makes up for the sparse color, other than green, in my own garden. Thankfully, I do have lots of green this dry summer.
Details: I used Kristin, of Voolenvine’s, Favorite Sock pattern again. It’s the vanilla sock pattern that’s permanently stuck in my mind.
I used size US 0 needles and though it looks too small when knitting, it blocks out to fit perfectly. I don’t think I’ve ever knit such perfect, tiny stitches before. This is pair number 5 for the year, so I really should be getting better at this sock thing.
As I mentioned, I gave up on 9″ circulars. It doesn’t gel with my knitting style and trying to alter that one more time would make knitting a chore, instead of a joy. For whatever reason, my usual knitting mechanics rarely ever causes me wrist pain, and I’m a firm believer in “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
My sock blockers have proven indispensable for taking photos of my knits, especially after the last pair. My poor I Heart Bees socks had so much pet hair on them after being worn only seconds for the photos. This is after sweeping and vacuuming. Sigh. Maybe I should knit a pair of swiffer socks just for the purpose of walking around and picking up all of the dog hair we can’t seem to find any other way. Though I normally find a few doggy hairs on my knits endearing, it was seriously detracting from the handwork, so I actually edited them out. Seems a bit extreme, but whatever.
My next colorway to knit of Regina’s has got to be one of those Vikings colorways. I’ve been really restrained about not digging into them until I got some things off of the needles.
And here’s the source of my sock photo woes: A sweet, shedding Spotacus.
My other post about these socks is here and has a great closeup of this colorway once knit.