Friday, July 4, 2008

Summer of Socks #2

When I signed up for Summer of Socks my goal was to try and knit 1 pair of socks every 2 weeks. I really wanted to get through my sock yarn stash. Little did I think I would have 2 pairs done in 2 weeks. After finishing my first pair on Sunday, I was anxious to cast on for a new pattern. After pouring over the yarns in my stash and selecting one to match the pattern I wanted to do next, I was set. Here's the stats...

Spring Forward (Knitty Summer '08)
Yarn: Tess' Designer Yarns (no colorway listed; just purplish blue)
Needles: Knit Picks size 1.5
Started: June 29th
Finished: July 4th

I absolutely loved knitting this pattern. It was fun and super easy to remember. Will definitely knit it again. The only modification I made was to knit the leg longer than suggested. I wanted the leg to come up a bit higher but also a little slouchy. I knitted 4 full pattern repeats instead of the 2.5 suggested.

The yarn was wonderful to knit with and it was the one
Kim picked up for me at MDSW this year. My only issue with it is that my fingers turned blue. LOL Also a side note in regards to the pictures. The yarn is actually more purple than blue. It's an awfully dreary day outside and had to take the pics inside. So the flash did a little number on the color.

What's next? Not sure.


  1. I knew those socks before they were born!

    They look great.

  2. You are leaving me in the dust! Lovely socks. Can't wait to see what is next.

  3. So pretty! I gave in and printed the pattern out the the other day. Hmmm, I have similar color yarn. Happy 4th!

  4. Lovely socks. You have such concentration...I have major admiration.

  5. Ok Deb, I love you an all.. but I am officially jealous. I am still turning the heel of sock #2 of pair #1. LOL!!! Great pattern. I may have to try that one. hmmmm... let me check my stash.

  6. Those are wonderful! I started Saucy yesterday, inspired by yours. These might be next!

  7. Wow, those are gorgeous and you knit them so so fast! I finished my 1st Spring Forward on July 4th and haven't even cast on for the second one yet.