Monday, December 9, 2013

WIP: Serab

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While many of my projects are either stalled out or secret knitting (or both, hooray!), I've also been working on more socks.  Since I finished my most recent pair of plain socks, I decided that I should get back into the patterned sock game.  First up is Serab, from Silk Road Socks, which I've had in my queue for quite a while and first attempted almost two years ago.  I decided that the Sundara sock yarn was pooling in a way I didn't like, so I ripped them out.  This time I'm using Madelinetosh Sock, which is similar to the Sundara in weight and twist, but the colors are shifting more evenly.

So far, the pattern is entertaining and good... but holy crap is it killing my hands.  For some reason, reverse stockinette and me are not friends right now, and as a result, this much progress has taken me three weeks.  I can usually finish a sock in a day or two if I'm really motivated, but these have been rather torturous.

Luckily, they are also absolutely stunning.  I'm fairly sure that they are going to be the pair of socks that finally convinces me to get a set of sock blockers - the lace pattern is lumpy both on and off the foot right now - but if the finished sock is as pretty as I think it will be, it will all be worth it.


But never mind all that.  The real reason I knit socks?  Why, to make silly puppets with, of course!

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