Thursday, February 14, 2013

The End of 2012

I think this is my last 2012 project.

PMG Socks

Pattern: Pointelle by Cookie A. from Knit. Sock. Love.
Yarn: Cascade Heritage
Needles: US 1
Project Page

I started these in June. Socks don't usually take me six months. I was probably distracted by any number of other knitting projects. :) For the record, I don't recommend you put down Cookie A. socks for any extended length of time. I had a hell of a time trying to figure out which row I was on in the lace charts when I got back to it!

Aside from the fact that I was knitting charted lace socks in black yarn, I mostly liked knitting this pattern. I'm learning that I'm just not a complicated sock kind of person. They are incredibly interesting, beautiful, and  just plain genius, but if I can't haul it around in my purse and knit it for five minutes on the bus without dragging a book and a cone of silence along with me, I don't really see the point. John's really the only person who sees my socks and he's only so appreciative. :)

All told, they were pretty fun to knit. I made a pretty major mistake in the second sock by putting the heel on the front of the sock. I didn't realize it until I was at the toe. John said it looked fine, but I knew it would forever haunt me, so I ripped back to the heel, discovered I don't read so good, and fixed my stupid mistake, haha. I wear them a lot! I might not always wear them on the right feet (another peeve I have about fancy socks), but I do wear them a lot. The Heritage is totally awesome, too. I haven't yet met a Cascade yarn I don't like.

Here, I'll sneak in my last January knit as well! It's just another pair of 70 Yard Mitts in Vintage. Not much to tell that I haven't already. They haven't turned a fuzzy mess yet, though!

I sound so snarky today! I guess I better go knit! :) I'll have a fresh new project for you tomorrow!


  1. I love the socks! I've been wanting to knit lace socks for years but I have to admit that socks are usually my quick on the go knit... whenever I wait in line for a couple minutes, I pull out my sock project bag and knit a couple of rows. Though I just got 6 beautiful cookie A sock patterns for free (from a German magazine... I hope I can deal with German knitting patterns lol) so I miiiight start a pair of lace socks soon :)

  2. they are pretty! i'm relieved to hear that i'm not the only one who finds cookie's socks to be a bit intimidating. i don't expect to need the pattern at every point of knitting, so it can be frustrating when projects aren't repetitive enough to allow me that.


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