I can't believe we are already to Thanksgiving! I have spent a lot of time on airplanes over the past couple of weeks, and as a result, I had a chance to catch up on my recent projects.
Last week, I finished the second pair of little girl socks, meaning my week four project is officially done. This is my first try at the Japanese short row heel. I attempted this because I can never manage to do a short row heel without getting at least one hole. Even when I pick up extra stitches, and pull really tight, and this drives me crazy! I found I did fare a little better with this method, though there is still a little hole on the last row. All in all, I really like the wrap-free method, though I found I actually had to count to keep track of which row I was on.
My mossy socks just before the sprint to finish sock #2
Next, I decided to return to the week three project, my moss-wall inspired socks. Completed sock one Thursday while waiting to get a new tire after losing one to a blow-out on my way home from the airport. The faux cable (made over 2 stitches by knitting tbl on second stitch) tended to slow me down quite a bit, so it took a while to get into the rhythm of this pattern. I started sock 2 on Sat. and finished on Sunday.
My favorite feature is that little bit of yarn sitting between the 2 socks in the picture. I completed this pair with approximately 2 feet of yarn left. I was actually able to use up the entire skein and without pre-planning or knitting toe-up--a true victory!
That meant I needed a new project to take home for my holiday travels. I realized I had a second skein of Lang Jawoll that matched the one I used to make the Boy's socks, so now the socks for the Boy are socks for the Boy and his Dad.
This was another basic pair done in a 2x2 rib with a heel flap and gusset, and simple toe shaping. A nice easy knit to start the week. Airline delays in Chicago allowed me to complete one Monday night and a second Wed night.
This means if I can knock out one more pair this weekend, I will be caught up for November.