Time for a mid week check in on the knitting and reading . . .…
Anyone else remember the old Certs ad? The one where one person claimed, “it’s a breath mint” and the other person claimed, “it’s a candy mint?” And then they smiled happily and said, “It’s two, two, two mints in one!” Of course you remember. And you probably remember the way they satirized this commercial on Saturday Night Live even more. Well, that ad is all I can think of because I’m presenting two, two, two pairs of socks.
These are my Whisper Lace[that’s a pdf link] socks. The yarn is J. Knits Superwash Me that I got from the Loopy Ewe and the pattern is from the fabulous and talented Rachel of Have You Any Wool. And it’s free. I love me a good free sock pattern. I’m quite pleased with the pairing of this yarn and this pattern and I declare these a success.
And these. These are my I Feel Good Socks. The yarn is Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop Yarn and the pattern is just a basic 56 stitch sock with a picot edge on size 2 needles. This handspun yarn is wonderful and fun to knit. I know I won it but I honestly can’t remember the circumstances. I love me a good free sock yarn even more than a good free sock pattern! I declare these a success, as well.
After finishing these two pairs of socks I headed over to Ravelry to look for a new sock pattern to knit. I immediately settled on Charade[that’s a pdf link], another free pattern, this one designed by Sandra of I May Be Knitting a Ranch House. The yarn is Restless Handspun Jump Sheep, a
bribe gift sent by Hillary when she asked me to co-host Sock Madness 2008 with her.
Between the free patterns and the gift yarns, I’d say my Summer of Socks is going along wonderfully.