Sock Madness is coming up and my friend, Beth, did it last year and it looked so fun. I’ve done it before but I know my hands and shoulder cannot stand up to competition knitting. I told Beth last week that I was thinking about doing it and she said “Do it! It’s so much fun!” It is fun but I know I can’t do it plus, it’s a whole lot of time at a site I don’t enjoy spending time visiting.
But, I went ahead and registered, which doesn’t mean I have to do it.
Yesterday Beth and I were chatting and talking about the “warm up” patterns. One is full of cables and a beautiful sock. I went stash diving and came up with this yarn.
It’s Sweet Georgia’s Tough Love Sock and the color is Azalea, which is probably a discontinued color since I don’t see it on the ESK site but it is the most beautiful pink and has just enough tone to make it so pretty that I don’t even want to use it. The good news is that there are several more skeins of it in the stash.
I cast on for the warm up sock pattern that is full of cables. I know that cables draw in a piece (making it smaller) but there were way too many stitches and even with the cables, it was going to big on my foot. I thought . . I could make these for Vince but I don’t think he would love cable socks and I know he wouldn’t want pink socks. So .. I ripped it back. How many projects can I rip back in one week? Let’s just say three and call it good because I’d prefer not to rip anything else back.
I need to finish those orange socks because they’re on my favorite sock needles and then I think I’ll cast on the socks, using the pink yarn, that I want to photograph to go with our Sock knit along starting February 27.