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January 18, 2010


knitting update
posted by soe 1:16 am

One of the fun things about a knitting community is that you can participate in knit-alongs, where you and a bunch of other people work on the same pattern (or sometimes on different patterns attached to the same theme) at the same time.

This month, the Sock Knitters Anonymous group on Ravelry is doing a knit-along of a mystery sock, where you knit a portion of the sock each week until the final clue is released at the end of January.

The designer of the sock, Debbie O’Neill, uses beads and texture to create what is, so far, a really fun sock.

Not surprisingly, the sock looks better on my foot than it does laid flat, but I just cast something new onto the circular needles I’d have to move this sock to in order to easily demonstrate that, so you’ll just have to wait for a finished sock to be modeled.

In the meantime, here’s the front:

SKA January Sock, Front View

And here’s the back

SKA January Sock, Back View

The yarn is ShibuiKnits Sock in the Sky colorway and I’ve enjoyed working with it quite a bit thus far (even if there are some weird pooling issues with this particular number of stitches in the round). The beads are Cobalt Matte (although they look purple) and were not as intimidating as I would have thought.

Check back in early February for a finished pair (I hope).

Category: knitting. There is/are 2 Comments.



Oooh, so pretty! I’ve always wanted to learn to knit. I’ve purchased all the stuff I need to knit, now I just need to learn haha!

Comment by StephTheBookworm 01.18.10 @ 9:15 am

That is beautiful. Love this color. I need to try more socks. I’ve done some and they do end up looking something like a sock. I need more practice.

Comment by BookMoot 01.19.10 @ 10:42 pm