When the first Thursday in April came along, the date that is typical for releasing the Once Upon a Sock posts, I was walking thousands of steps all over Montreal, then trying to recover onboard a Via Rail train back home. Needless to say, I didn’t write anything sock-y last month.
For May, I am pleased to show progress in a few pairs. The last time I posted about my Leo and Roxy socks was for March’s Once Upon a Sock; they were finished in time for the Montreal getaway, keeping my poor, tired feet nothing if not warm.
I also finished my plain stockinette socks, a good go-to pair for ‘keeping the hands busy’ knitting. The yarn is Opal, and it does this fabulous, effortless self patterning thing, making the socks look far fancier than I ever intended. I haven’t worn these, nor have I decided if I’m going to be selfish and keep them, or if I’ll tuck them aside…
While in Montreal, I bought a gorgeous skein of Biscotte self-striping yarn. This is my second Biscotte skein, and I LOVE this yarn. It is unbelievably soft and lovely to work with. Over the Easter weekend, I took myself to the movies, cuff completed, and ready to start the leg.
Once again, I am completely enamoured with a simple stockinette sock, where all I’ve had to do is knit over and over. I essentially got the leg worked up while watching Shazam!, worked on the heel and gusset through the following week, so by the time I sat to watch Avengers Endgame, I was ready to work the foot.
And then, this happened:
While I LOVE working on socks, I may not be as sock happy through the next month. I’m really itching to find a different project, something less sock-y, more time involved… maybe a sweater or t-shirt is on the horizon… off to Ravelry!
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!