Each summer I bring a ton of knitting with us on vacation. The last few years we went to the beach and I just didn’t find myself motivated to work with wool. Kinda counterintuitive, I guess. But I saw this fun color that reminded me of the ocean and an easy pattern and started in. This is the Sunday Swing pattern from Knitty.com.
They turned out lovely, though with a few foibles. First, it took me a good six months to get through the first sock. Then, I was nearly done with the second when I completely forgot to work the gusset decreases and had a bag instead of a sock. Finally, after fixing 5+ inches of knitting, I discovered I’d made a mistake in the first sock’s toe. I’m not sure if it is an error in the pattern or a misread on my part, but I didn’t alternate decrease rows initially and ended up with a pointier, shorter toe. It doesn’t look bad, so I repeated my mistake on the second sock and they are now a bit too short in the foot. I could take them out and re-do the toes, but that would be just too much work for today. 🙂
I used Happy Feet Sock yarn- my almost favorite. I love the “roundness” of the strand, and the color variations are so fun. Plus, it’s a great deal, so I can afford to make more socks! My camera (phone) did not capture the beachy hues of this colorway (scroll down to 15), unfortunately. It is much more of a purple/navy/teal/aqua varigation than the bright blues that are showing up. It will look great with a pair of jeans and a white shirt. In all, I enjoyed this pattern- found it easy to memorize and quick to complete once I got myself into it. And, since this is the first pair of socks that I have completed in over a year, I feel great and am ready to jump into a new pair!