Monday, April 11, 2011

March-April Sock

The Knit Sock Love KAL allows two months to complete the pair, as long as you cast on sometime in the first month. I got my March cast on just a few days before that deadline, and I'm trying to hurry and finish the pair so that I can start the April-May sock, Mona. It is tough if you get behind. You have to average one pair a month, if you want to do them all...

Here is my first sock in the pair of Thelonious socks.

Thelonious - One Done - Front

The yarn is Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity 20 in "Regal Red." The 20% cashmere makes it squishy and a treat to knit. I really like Roxanne's semi-solids. She is planning to start a semi-solid club, soon, with sweater quantities available. Hmmm... I'll post details when I know more! :)

Thelonious - One Done - Back

The diagonal panel made me pay a bit more attention to what I was doing, since the diagonal shaping happens every four rows. I had to keep marking progress on a chart, instead of memorizing the pattern and just taking off on my own. Other than that, it wasn't really that hard. I thought it was going to be really fiddly, but not too bad. There are some other patterns in the book that might keep me from finishing every sock in the KAL... Luckily, four book patterns can be substituted with one of CookieA's other sock patterns!

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

That's a beautiful pattern. I know what you mean about paying attention. Sometimes it's great and sometimes you just want a mindless stockinette sock. These were definitely worth all that effort of paying attention - the pattern, perfect knitting and gorgeous red yarn are all amazing. Great work.