My computer is fixed and at home–hurray!
As mentioned last time I finished a pair of socks for myself. Nancy Bush’s Child’s First Sock in Shell Pattern from her Knitting Vintage Socks book. The yarn is Juliespins MCN 355 in Erin’s Summer Blues. I had knit these exact same socks in same yarn and color way back in Jan of 2010 The socks were lost to the ages–either given away or a hole developing although I don’t recall discarding them so most likely given away–and I missed them terribly every time I went through my projects on Ravelry. I was able to acquire a hank of the coveted color way a while ago through a stash sale and am pleased as punch I once again own these socks.
Something I hadn’t noticed the first time I knit them, that I recall, is how pleasant the wrong side of pattern is. Although I doubt I would ever wear them inside out I believe my weaving in of ends is nice enough to do so and if you decide to pick up this pattern you might want to take care in finishing. Here is a washed out picture of the sock pattern both right and wrong side:
My mother and I had a nice visit. I hadn’t seen her in almost 2 years since my sisters are all over the place. My youngest sister lives in the UK near the Scottish border and has 3 children. My mom has traveled there for each birth since my sis was in medical school then interning and taking care of children while on rotation is impossible as I am sure you can imagine. My youngest sister is significantly younger than I. I recall getting off the bus when in high school to pick her up from sitters and watch her while my mom worked on her college degree. I believe Anna is 16 years younger than I am although that depends on which month of the year you are looking at… it is what is stuck in my head. Just like my husband is 10 years older than I … one week out of every year 🙂
In the photo above you can see that the next pair of socks actually look pretty with the last and I am only halfway done with the pair. I hesitated to knit this yarn for the longest thinking why did I buy it? So ugly. Well the marl is knitting up gloriously:
I believe my husband will like these since he wears quite a bit of tan and black pants. One of his dress shoes are Cordovan and I think this will look particularly good with them. When I finish these I will still be 2 pairs behind in my goal for him. I will need two as well to make goal but Tyler is ahead of the game with 3 out of 4 pairs gifted.
I cast on the second sock last night and have finished the 30 rows of rib so am onto the relatively quick stocking stitch.
I am following the numbers from Nancy Bush’s Classic Sock in her Folk Socks book. My poor copy is falling apart. I purchased it over 20 years ago so I may break down and pick up the new ‘updated’ version.
Nancy Bush is a Sock Knitting Treasure.
yarny days and knitterly evenings