On the Needles
January 15, 2014
First, for a (belated) Christmas gift to Matt, I made a pair of wooly socks inspired by Jane Richmond's Climb pattern. I still haven't purchased her pattern, or constructed socks using the toe-up method, but I will eventually. For now, I base most of my socks on a free pattern called Simple Ankle Socks by Heidi Braacx. I've used this pattern to personalize several pairs of socks now, mostly by adding length or playing with design. It's simple and easy to memorize, and super customizable, which makes it the perfect on-the-go project when I don't have the time or brain power for something more complicated.
After casting off Matt's socks, I immediately started another pair for me while watching Return of the King this weekend. In fact, from this point on, I'll probably always have a pair of socks on the needles, even if they're super simple because they're so incredibly cozy and warm. I want as many pairs as possible.
Finally, I was also able to make some progress on my Shapely Boyfriend cardigan this week. I had to set this thing down over the holidays because I had so much going on, but it's nice to pick it up again. I'm now somewhere in the middle of waist shaping, and so far, so good. I'm loving the tweed.