March 2011


This is the first sock from Cookie A’s 2011 sock club. I used String Theory Caper Sock in Bye Bye Blues, which was a special edition yarn for the Loopy Ewe’s sock club last year. A skein of Caper Sock came with the Haleakala pattern, too, but I’m saving that yarn for another pattern.

This yarn has a bit of cashmere in it, so it is very soft. It’s a bit thicker than most of the fingering weight sock yarn I use, so these socks are very warm! I’ll put them away for next winter.

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I’m so pleased with the colour and patterning in these socks. Now that I have had my vision corrected properly, I’m knitting and sewing so much faster. Imagine! It only took a few days before I adapted to the progressive lenses. Sometimes I still feel like I’m looking through a tunnel (like when I’m in a large store trying to take in the entire space), but detail work is so easy. I’ve already started another sock, in a cashmere-blend yarn that feels like knitting with whipped cream. Heavenly.

The latest Cookie A sock from knit.sock.love. I used Studio June Sock Luck yarn in the Coneflower colourway. This is a yarn with 25 percent nylon, so I expect these socks to last through many hand washings. This is my first pair of Monkey socks, and I will probably knit this pattern again. It is a quick knit and looks much more complicated than it is.