Saturday, May 1, 2010

April Socks

This month, being the last four weeks of the semester, has been even more hectic than the previous three. But yesterday was the last day of classes. (Hurrah! I was probably as happy about that as any of my students, even those with a severe case of senior-itis.)

Last night, since it was Friday and it was the last day of class, I sat and knit. (I did not grade a single paper, despite having a rather large, just-turned-in pile of senior design reports awaiting my attention.) I was six rows of ribbing short of finishing my April socks, and since it was also the last day of the month and since I hadn't knit a stitch for days, I was determined to finish the socks.

And I did.

The socks are Wendy Johnson's Lace and Cable Socks, from Socks From the Toe Up, knit in Dream in Color Smooshy yarn in the Beach Fog colorway. (Click on the photo to enlarge.) The socks were a fun, easy knit (I'll explain my tricks for cabling without a cable needle another day). I added the lace panel on the front to the back of the leg.

This month's pair of socks, Ms. Johnson's Labyrinth Socks from Socks From the Toe Up, calls for sportweight yarn. I don't have much sportweight yarn, and most of what I have is multi-colored yarn for which the colors pool and/or landscape. Last night, while I was mulling over the yarn possibilities, I worked on the other pair of April socks (that is, the alternate pattern, Ms. Johnson's Swan Song socks), for which I had cast on and knit eight rows earlier in April, but hadn't touched since. Since I am still mulling over yarn choices, I knit more on the Swan Song socks this morning.

What have you been knitting?


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