I wanted to say firstly, thank you all so much for liking the Bark sock design! I always find it nerve-racking to issue a sock pattern – to see it so well received is a massive relief and I am very grateful to all of you for your support! Thanks a million!!
Today I thought I’d talk about a couple of the other things that I have been busy with.
Soon after I finished Bark, I came across the Minecraft socks. I was intrigued to see that they were very similar to the Bark stitch pattern (there is a difference though). Anyway, Young Boy is a great fan of Minecraft, and I was rather missing knitting the Bark socks, so these are the result!
When I showed the pattern to Young Boy, he said “Why are you even asking if I want them? The answer is yes, obviously!” I pulled out several skeins of yarn that were possibilities for a match to the Minecraft world colour theme, and he chose this yarn. He said it looked like the Minecraft world if you went up in a rocket and looked down on it. Wins all around!
They were just as compulsive to knit as Bark, and Young Boy likes them. I’ve been having fun playing with special effects in photos, so the colour is slightly different to what they are in reality, but you can get a sense of the blockiness of the stitch pattern here. The yarn is Knitsch 100% merino sock in South Pacific. On a related note, I am delighted and ecstatic that Tash of Knitsch has started dyeing again as of 1 September!! Hurrah!! I am looking forward to seeing what new colourways she brings out!
I am creeping through Lilli Pilli. Although I have finished all 100 rows in the third section, the shawl is still far too short and does not sit nicely when I try it on. It should be about 160cm (63 inches) at this stage, but it is only 140cm (55 inches). It’s not going to block much larger, so I need to build in more length and add more stripes. I find it quite difficult to knit for long periods because it seems that no matter how much I knit I can’t see progress. It’s a great watching movies and knitting thing to do because then the rows fly by and you don’t notice the knitting time!
Lastly, I thought I’d give you a hint of the next design for the nature series!
Spring is well and truly here. Enjoy the rest of your week!