I finished installment 3 of my 2009 Personal Sock Club (hereafter known as the PSC) socks with one day to spare within my 52 day cycle. Whew! A new project is always exciting, even when it just involves opening an envelope into which you sealed some sock yarn four and a bit months ago. I was so pleased to discover (or rediscover) some Madelinetosh sock yarn in wonderful mixtures of green and charcoal - I think its given name is, most appropriately, 'Lichen'. This was my favorite yarn of those I packaged up in January.
I'm planning to knit Jane Cochran's Hedgerow Socks (Ravelry link and free pattern) in yet another variation of what I think of as 'disrupted' rib. If I'm knitting for myself, I prefer somewhat severe geometric patterned socks, rather than patterns with more lace. Still, I occasionally think I should challenge myself a bit more as a knitter.
The 52 day deadline takes me to 27 July. Sounds a long way off, but I have quite a few other projects to work on at the same time, including another pair of socks for the Double Your Pleasure sock swap at Australian Swappers on Ravelry.
I think I'm already a bit over socks. The dotee (and her parents, of course) is returning to Australia in a few weeks time, after her stay in Mexico and Cuba, and even though she normally lives in Brisbane - not the most inviting city for handknits - my thoughts are inevitably beginning to turn to knitting for her. Still, sheer bloody-mindedness will keep me to my 2009 PSC program for the rest of the year. Who knows how I'll feel then?
So, the completed socks:
They are Nancy Bush's 'Country Socks' from 'Folk Socks', knitted with 2.5mm dpns in Araucania Ranco Solid. They've worked well. Very neat. I think they're quite schmick in an old-fashioned, vintagey way.