Just a quick update

The only things I have on the needles that are actively getting knitted at this point are two pairs of socks.  The first is pair are my before bed-time knitting socks, and I am making them up as I go.  They include left overs from the two previous pairs knitted.

MJ sock

Obviously, these are toe up and I decided to do the toes, heels and cuffs with the left over dark green Kraemer Sterling sock yarn.  But because I am using Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel, and after each wedge, you have to work in pattern across the instep, I ended up with a dark green stripe that reminds me of a strap to Mary Jane shoes.  I tried them on last night and they fit great and look so cute!  The mate to this sock is ready to start the leg, so once I get this one to the cuff, I’ll knit the leg of the mate and do the cuffs at the same time to make sure I have enough of the dark green to finish them both.

The second pair of socks are my lunch time knitting project, so they are going much slower.

Kethyr sock 1

I am into the third repeat of the lace chart on the first sock of Spilly Jane’s Kethry pattern.  The pattern calls for two repeats before starting the heel, but that would have made these socks too short for my taste, so I am doing a third repeat.  Once I get down to the heel on this first one, I’ll do the leg of the second one.  I am seriously considering doing a modification on this pattern, though.  I have knit lace socks before and the lace has continued down onto the foot.  I just find this such a waste of the pattern to be hidden in a shoe at all times, so I think I’ll just do a plain stockinette foot on the foot portion of these.  We’ll see how I feel when I get to that point.  What do you guys think?

Other than that, I am nearly prepared for the weaving workshop this weekend.  I hope everyone is having a great week so far!

2 Responses

  1. DelightedHands Says:

    Very fun socks! I like the surprise design element of the first one! I usually continue the pattern on the top of the foot for two read o be: I’m usually stocking-footed so I like seeing the pattern and my sock wearing shoes show a lot of the top of my foot any way so I still like to see the lace! The only time I don’t knit the lace on the foot is when I don’t feel like it! 🙂

  2. sue o Says:

    I think continuing the lace on the top of the foot is the way to go. I dislike patterning on the soles preferring to keep them stockinette for comfort. I do switch to plain SS for the foot if the lace is rather ‘holey’ because my feet are always cold!

    Still have to get a pair of those small circs! Hopefully in the next few weeks I’ll get to a shop that sells them, if not I’ll order them.

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