It’s Been a Minute

January 24, 2018

OK, it’s been waaaaay more than a minute, but here we are.

I’ve been traveling a lot for work and made good progress on Hannah’s throw (Siman Baby Blanket in Cascade 128 Superwash). But after a few square feet, I had to face the reality that it was getting too big to schlep about on the Metro and airplanes.

Simran-throw-growing

Clearly, socks  – the perfect travel companion – were needed. I dug out some lovely self-striping Felici from Knit Picks – colorway is Toucan.

Felici-sock-yarn

It felt great to be knitting a sock again! Part of what I love about making socks is the design and simple engineering of the thing. Although I’ve tried a couple at least one toe-up version, I prefer top-down.

Knit-sock-ribbing

My go-to pattern is the Yarn Harlot’s Good Plain Sock Recipe. I’ve made more than a dozen pairs with it, and it never fails to please me — nor the recipient. Kevin got a pair for Christmas. Same yarn, different colorway.

Kevin-socks

An added benefit of sock knitting? Totally portable, just about anywhere — for example, on a plane.

Knit-sock-airplane

It’s nice to be back. What’s on your needles these days?

 

 

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4 Responses to “It’s Been a Minute”

  1. tinaor Says:

    I have had moments when I’ve realised the ‘portable’ project is no longer reasonably portable – I usually switch to an accessory knit, like a hat. Not a sock knitter personally, but I like to see others make them! I get ‘second sock syndrome’ bizarrely, when I can’t face making two things the same. I will work on that, once I have done the zillion other projects I plan!!!

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  2. Patrick Dober Says:

    Nice one. xo

    On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 7:50 AM, Saltwater Hill Knits wrote:

    > saltwaterhillknits posted: “OK, it’s been waaaaay more than a minute, but > here we are. I’ve been traveling a lot for work and made good progress on > Hannah’s throw (Siman Baby Blanket in Cascade 128 Superwash). But after a > few square feet, I had to face the reality that it was getti” >

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