On Friday I had lunch with Kathy and one of the things we discussed was the upcoming Rhinebeck trip. I mentioned that I was hoping to finish my Flyingdales sweater and in doing so I really thought about how much I had left to go before finishing. The back is almost done but that still leaves both fronts, both sleeves, the button bands and the collar. The reality is that it probably can’t be done in 2 weeks time.
I was bummed for a moment but I decided to use this as an opportunity to truly embrace Socktoberfest. I am committing myself to knitting nothing but socks for the entire month of October. I really want to see how many pairs I can finish and I think challenging myself will be fun.
I am generally a one-sock-on-the needles knitter but I have thrown caution to the wind and have 3 different socks going and here they all are. I think you need a closer look at each one, though.
This is Trekking in my favorite plain stockinette pattern. This is for when I need mindless sock knitting.
And this is a Dragonfly Sock (ravelry link) reclining on one of my JessaLu box bags. The yarn is Yarn Nerd in the color caramel stout and it’s the 3rd pattern I’ve tried with this yarn. I first did a plain stockinette and I hated it. So I switched to 2×2 rib and I wasn’t crazy about that either. This Dragonfly pattern is just the ticket, though, and this will be good for when I need a little challenge.
SPOILER ALERT — Through the Loop Mystery Sock photo ahead
Finally, here are 2 cuffs of the Through the Loops Socktoberfest Mystery Sock ’09, again reclining on a JessaLu box bag. The yarn is Claudia’s Handpaint in the color “cherries” and I love them so far. I’ve finished clue #1 and will work each clue on both socks so that I have a finished pair at the end of the month.
So it’s all socks all the time over here at Carole Knits. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.