It’s hard to believe but I met my secret crazy goal for the year on Friday, I finished the 24th and final pair of socks this year!
These are the Petty Harbour socks I started back in September and then got put on hold so I could take a chunk out of my Christmas knitting plans but I finally got around to finishing them this week. They were actually a lot of fun to knit especially considering that they have such a simple and repetitive stitch pattern but it felt like I just powered through them. I think I will probably make another pair of these next year and maybe one of the Hermione’s Everyday Socks as well since they have quite a similar feel to them.
I think I am finally getting the hang of sock fitting too as these socks fit great. I think that my main problem before was making the foot and leg too large but then making a very small gusset to compensate (which doesn’t work), so a narrower foot and larger gusset seems to be perfect for me.
I’m not sure what happened with the pooling on the feet of these socks, they were knit exactly the same and within a week of each other so I can’t figure out why they have such different size stripes. I guess it makes them a bit more fun to wear though so I’m not too fussed about it.
Now that I have met my goal for the sock knitting this year I can breathe a bit easier and just work on my final Christmas knitting project and get it done on time. I don’t think that I am going to work on any more socks this year as I kinda like the idea of leaving it at a rounded 24 pairs and I’ve been feeling like making myself a new hat lately and I think I will try to do that and maybe knit some mittens before the end of the year since I got some special needles for them which I think will make them much more enjoyable to knit (More on this in a future post). The hat I am working on designing myself since I didn’t see anything that was exactly what I wanted and that would work with the yarn that I had too. Maybe if it turns out really well and I am feeling adventurous I will write up an actual pattern for it but either way I’m having a lot of fun with it and it will be lovely to have a new hat.
With all the goal and Christmas knitting drawing to a close I will be blogging a lot more now which will be great. I can’t wait to share what I am working on with you all again, I have really missed that in the past while when I have had to keep what I am working on a secret so as not to ruin the surprises.