After taking a sock-pause in May, I was back to sock knitting through June. This was in large part because my pause project, the Flying Vee, came off the needles not as expected, so as that sat in a time out, I started a pair of Skimmer Socks. I needed something that would finish quickly, that satisfaction that comes from fast projects. I must say, I’m pretty happy with them!
Both yarns used were hand-dyed. They’re sock happiness.
I’ve been working on a pair for my grandfather as well. He got sock #1 for his birthday at the end of the month with a promise that sock #2 was on my needles and will be forthcoming. Seeing as summer has arrived in southern Ontario, warm woolen socks really won’t be needed for a few months yet, he was more than happy with the promise of a second sock. This is the pair I’m making with Kroy, and it may be my last because I’m really not enjoying working with a yarn that is as heavy as Kroy is. They say it’s a fingering weight, but I really don’t believe it. I was able to work on this sock while camping last weekend, so the leg is about halfway done. Half the battle, in my mind.
Finally, a birthday present pair of socks for my mum was started. I LOVE the yarn. I want to post all the pictures of the yarn, but for now, that will have to wait for another month or two.
About Once Upon a Sock: On the first Thursday of the month, a number of sock-knitting bloggers share their progress with the theme “Once Upon a Sock,” an awesome initiative co-ordinated by Paula @ Spin A Yarn! It’s well worth checking out the other posts because it’s always interesting to see what other people are looking at; it’s like sock yarn eye candy!