I think a year or two ago I announced a Summer of Socks. The summer was then largely eaten up by my decision to go to nursing school and the subsequent scramble to complete 12 credits of prerequisite study in the summer before the program started. Thus, I am declaring 2012 the Summer (and Spring, for that matter) of Socks, Redux. So there. To that end, I have knitting for the knitting blog. Fancy that!
The original goal was to knit 10 pairs of socks, but now I'm thinking that I'll knit socks until I get sick of them or until it's time to start knitting for the holidays and the winter inventory over at my new store, Gild The Lilies (more on that in an upcoming post.) Since the Ides of March, I have knit 5 (going on 6) pairs of socks and have 4 pairs photographed already to write about today. All socks were knit on 2.25mm circular needles using the ML method, slip stitch heel flap, and the rounder heel at socknitters.com, which seems suddenly defunct (which is making me panic slightly because it was a fabulous favorite resource.)
This first pair was knit in OnLinie Supersocke 100 in a simple plain stockinette. The color is Sierra 893. I CO 72 and knit until it fit!
This pair was knit in Zitron Trekking Hand Art, color Atlantik (506). I knit them in the Blueberry Waffle (Rav link) pattern by Sandy Turner.
These socks were knit with my friend Cathy's go-to mistake rib pattern (very easy to memorize and just interesting enough to keep you cruising) and was knit in Cherry Tree Hill's Supersock in a variegated aqua (I think the color was just labeled "Blues".)