The second WIP for Ravellenics I’ll be working on is a pair of socks. Specifically, they are my Ravenclaw socks. I’m using KP Stroll in Shoreline Twist – which is bronze and blue twisted together in an eagle pattern. :D It’s perfect!
I don’t really know why these haven’t gotten finished. I think it was from too many projects at once. These were started in November 2011.
Ravellenics is here! I’m starting myself off with a four project plan – finishing two WIPs and making two projects. The first of my WIPs that I want to finish is Laminaria.
I started this shawl back in, oh, June 2011. For one reason or another I just haven’t finished it. I picked it up once since then but other projects got in the way of finishing this shawl and it would be forgotten. Now is the perfect time to finally get it done.
I’ve finally realized something. I want the minimum amount of lace in my socks. I don’t really like full lace socks. The designs of lace are awesome but I don’t really want lace all over my foot, especially if I’m making socks to keep me warm during the fall/winter.
Example of full lace socks I don’t want:
Example of minimum lace I DO want:
I don’t have any problem knitting the full lace socks for someone else if they want them. I just won’t wear them myself. The pair of socks I just started are Blackrose and I really like that the lace is only down one panel of each sock.
Stage 2 of TdS has been long over, but I’ve been busy. Anyway, here they are!
This pair nearly killed me for two reasons. One, I’d never done fair isle in socks before. Gloves? Oh yeah. But not socks. I wasn’t thinking when I did the first one because if I had, I’d have remembered that when I do fair isle, the combo of 2mm for cuff and 2.75mm for the fair isle works well. The second reason was that this was the first time I did an afterthought heel. I had no idea what I was doing.
I remembered my 2mm/2.75mm combo on the second sock. So they don’t match. I also don’t like that the pattern continued on the bottom of the sock, where no one is going to see it. Most other fair isle socks I’ve seen have a basic pattern on the bottom and the pattern on the top of the foot. I like that better.