I finished two pairs of socks in the last week. One pair was finished in two days which is even a record for me! Funnily enough they are still not my favorite pairs of socks in Cookie A.’s Sock Innovation.
Pattern: Kei-Mai from Sock Innovation
Yarn: Knit Picks Essential Kettle Dyed in Wine
Needles: US 2 circs
Thoughts: This pattern is honestly just fine. Nothing to write home about in my mind though it does have some unique and thoughtful construction in regard to the lace panel. 7 inches of ribbed cuff was a little much though, there should have been more going on because though this was a super fast sock I didn’t want to knit it because of the boringness of ribbing. All in all it’s just fine.
Pattern: Angee from Sock Innovation
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock
Needles: US 1 circs
Thoughts: OK, now here is what I was looking for. Though this still is not my cup of tea pattern wise they were so much fun to knit and the chart just sucked me in that I finished these babies in 2 days total.
The yarn reminds me of a Monet painting and it was amazingly ribby enough that I could smash my fat foot in the sock before washing/blocking it for the recipient who totally does not wear my big clog stomper size 12’s.
I have one complaint about Sock Innovation by Cookie A. though. All the stitch counts are a might puny. They are all roughly 60-65 stswhich is tough on a gal who has large feet. Especially when there are cables involved. That means I have to up my yarn/needle size to even be able to wear these socks but also means that I will end up with thick slipper socks. Though…she does go through a whole second on modifying a stitch count I still feel I kinda shouldn’t have to. But then again, maybe I’m spoiled.
In other news my husband is starting his own line of knitting related products using rare woods and a laythe. No, they are not knitting needles and as soon as I have a proto type I will flash it all over the blog 🙂
On the job front I am still unemployed but I have a thingamajig (not an actual interview) that I have to show up for on the 16th. It’s for the county and it’s doing something I could do in my sleep, and it pays pretty darn well. So we will see. Though I have to tell you, I was looking forward to having the entire summer off.