December is the month where Christmas knitting is in full swing. Before devoting myself entirely to Christmas knitting, I managed to finish a pair of socks.
I first encountered this pattern at Spring Fling 2010. At this retreat, I ended up sitting at a table with Anne Hanson, the designer of these socks, as she was knitting the prototype. I loved the pattern right away because she was knitting with Socks that rock, a type of yarn with many crazy variegated colorways, and variegated colorways are often hard to match up with patterns that accentuate the beauty of the yarn.
My second encounter with this pattern was when I tried to get the Socks that Rock KAL group to vote for this one as the quarterly pattern. It came close, but it didn’t win. I had already purchased the pattern, so I saved it for a rainy day.
After finishing Sign of Four socks also designed by Anne Hanson, I decided I would knit Movie Night this year for the SKA textured sock challenge. Sign of Four socks was a very similar pattern with the knits and purls in a slightly different place. I love knitting textured socks; the patterns are usually easy to memorize and interesting, great for men especially.
The close up shot shows how nicely textured the pattern is. I chose the colorway Heathered by my new method of choosing colors, picking the ones I really love and want to knit. Of course, I love them all, which is why I bought them, but I’m trying to knit with the yarn I love most these days. I used every drop of yarn I had to make a medium sock, so I’d definitely not be able to knit these for a man in socks that rock, but it’d be fine in something like Skinny Bugga that has 450 yards.
I will likely not blog for awhile, not because I’m not knitting, but because all the projects I’m working on right now are a surprise. But next time I post I’ll have a big knitting update for you!