There is something about a sock – the perfection of its size, the detail that can be incorporated into such a small area of knitting, the variety of stitch techniques that can be used – I can’t believe I resisted knitting socks for such a long time! Socks are a very satisfying form of knitting for the time poor. And I seem to have been reinfected with sockitis in a majorly big way. All I can think about is socks, socks and more socks!
The worst thing about this particular bout is that it’s designing sockitis! I have so many ideas bubbling that I am getting annoyed because I can’t knit them fast enough. Good thing there is such a thing as a designing note book, for the storage of ideas for future production. So I can’t even show you properly what I have been up to yet. Sigh!! Needless to say, I am extremely excited and very, very happy with how the designs are turning out. Here is a sneak peek of one that will be released shortly.
This is Seadragonus. I have been wanting my very own dragon sock pattern for a while, and this one is named after some of my inspiration – the most impressive dragon of all – the Seadragonus Giganticus Maximus from How to Train Your Dragon (the book series by Cressida Cowell). The young boy is a great fan of this series, and we have read every single book together as bedtime reading as they have come out. If you have kids and haven’t yet read the books, I encourage you to consider reading them – they are quite different to the movie version. We are eagerly awaiting what I think must be the final book, having been left on a cliffhanger as usual!
Back to Seadragonus, I have used my all-time favourite high twist merino sock yarn from Knitsch for this sock. It’s in the Hydro colourway, which is also an appropriate colour! I believe there is some in stock at the moment… if you are quick!
For a bit of relief from sock-vision, I decided to go for a small palate cleanser to work on in between bouts of sock.
This little design has been a very nice distraction.
It’s Nurmilintu. I decided to knit it in some beautiful alpaca/silk from Flagstaff Alpacas (more is coming soon!!) The cream is the natural colour, and the blue has been hand-dyed by Doe Arnot. It is so soft, and so squishy. A lovely small thing to knit to break up the project cycle!
I had a very lovely quick visit to the second Wonders of Wool market yesterday. Some yarn may have decided to come home with me (cough, cough). I think that should almost be it for large yarn purchases until next year. There is a serious amount of yarn at home that requires my attention now!
Hope you are having a great weekend!