My May 2012 shipment of Socks That Rock arrived as I was speeding down the toe of my 2nd sock from the March 2012 shipment … I did manage to finish one before starting the other!
Project: March 2012 Socks That Rock Socks
Designer: Linda Welch
Available: available after March 2013
Yarn: BMFA Socks That Rock Mediumweight in Budding Twig
Socks are worked cuff-down with a turned hem. I used a provisional cast-on for the hem, to reduce bulk. I love the cuff pattern and the simple lace pattern too. The yarn is lovely and spring-y and was just the thing, back in March! 🙂 My older STR socks have been shrinking a bit over time and many wearings/washings, so I decided to use the recommended needle size (instead of going down a size) and making size M.
I put this pattern in my queue some time ago, and I bought yarn for it in early September. My goal was to finish it by Halloween …
Project: Howl Cowl
Pattern: Hocus Pocus Cowl
Designer: Thea Eschliman
Available: $7 on Ravelry (includes alternate pattern for tote bag)
Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss Fingering in Black and Stroll Tonal in Foliage
I had a great time making this cowl. It begins and ends with a turned hem. Even the “baubles” are adorable — and I’m often not a fan of bobble-knitting. I think the colorwork is exceptionally clever — very evocative cats, owl, and pumpkins, with subtle vines to fill in the empty spaces. I especially like the skull at the foot of the cats — fantastic!
What with camping in the snow (unintentionally) and a days-long power outage, I wasn’t able to finish before Oct 31st. Lucky for me, the power outage forced the town to delay Halloween by a week, so by some measures I did get to finish on “Halloween night.”