January has started off the knitting year well, with four (count 'em, four!) finished objects. The first couple weeks of the month, I was sofa-bound after foot surgery, so I did a lot of knitting. In January, I started---and finished---two shawls, Multnomah and Gaia, and two pairs of socks. The shawls haven't been blocked yet, so today's post is about the socks.
Wendy Johnson. The first pair, for a knit-along (the Socks from the Toe Up KAL group, for those of you on Ravelry), was Sheri's Posies Socks. My Posies were knit with Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, in the Grapevine colorway. (As always, click on any photo to enlarge.) I made some modifications to fit my narrow feet. I removed two stockinette stitches on either side of the center panel. Then, because of a gap developing at the beginning of the round next to the side panel, I moved the side panels one stitch closer to the center. If I knit these socks again, I won't move the side panels; the crisp line up the side "seams" became, instead, a four-stitch column. My final modification was to use K2, P2 ribbing, which, in my opinion, holds socks up better than K1, P1.
I started these socks on 02 January and finished them on 29 January.
Is your knitting year off to a good start?