Wednesday WIP – Cookie’s Xeriscape socks

On the eve of receiving my next Cookie A instalment of sock yarn and patterns this week, I picked up the single cuff I had knit in the Agave pattern (April’s pattern). I went to begin the leg pattern of twisted stitches. I then discovered I had knit one part of the cuff wrong, deciding I could ignore a column of purls that were supposed to be knits, I began the leg. I have to say, it’s probably my ‘busy-ness’ at the moment that made me give up on those twisted stitches. I was not enjoying them at all. And the fact the cuff had a mistake, sealed it’s fate.

I ripped it out and cast on for the easier but still very attractive Xeriscape socks. Why didn’t I do that in the first place?! I’m enjoying knitting my first sock so much that the doom of having the next parcel arrive is not a big deal. Sometimes easier is better.

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The yarn is Mrs Crosby Sock, it is 100% wool, so I am knitting the sole of my foot on 2mm needles to tighten them up a little. The yarn itself is quite tightly spun, so I’m optimistic that these socks will last…

I’m listening to Colorless by Haruki Murakami. I have discovered a new time in my day to listen to my audiobooks, which is making me very happy. Audiobooks are the best! I’m enjoying the story and find the parallels between this and Murakami’s other books interesting, particularly when it comes to dreams.

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