…… so last week I said I was going to try knitting socks…… what on earth did I do that for?
Ever since I said that, pretty sock patterns keep jumping out at me.
First it was Anna Richardson’s Jump ‘n’ Jive socks in Knit Now Issue 21, then Rachel Atkinson’s Beat Feet from Knit Now Issue 20 and Fiona Morris’s Bilberry from The Knitter Issue 56…… and now the latest issue of The Knitter has arrived and there are some pretty leafy green toe-up socks by Jacqui Harding in it! I want to make them all! I’ve bought 2.5mm DPNs and a 2.5mm x 80cm Addi Premium circular needle (I;m not sure whether to try magic loop of DPNs) and now I’m desperate to get started.
But which to make first? And which yarn to use?
I have some lovely Easyknits Twinkle 4ply which would be perfect to use for socks, but I sort of want to make shawls with it, and those multi coloured skeins would hide the pretty pattern details of all the socks I like. Even if I do use it for socks how would I choose which skein to knit with?
Sometimes I am so intolerably indecisive, I even annoy myself.
Besides….these photos remind me that I need to finish my cosy bramble stitch throw/blanket/snuggly thingy (just, as someone keeps reminding me, in time for summer – they know who they are)!
I’ve knitted a log cabin-ish border along two of the sides and I’m just about to finish the third….. better go and get knitting!
Which socks do you think I should make first? Leave a comment and let me know!
All photographs Copyright Charlotte Walford 2013