The yarn for sock club always turns up before the pattern. It’s a good motivator to get knitting if I’m not done (like I wasn’t for the June socks). Yarn arrived, I knit, and shortly after the pattern for August’s socks arrived (mere hours, I say!), I finished Cowtown, so named by Socktopus for Calgary, where I happened to attend a conference last summer.
They’re a great shade of blue and while I didn’t love the pattern at first, I really like the finished product, especially the way the heel was put together. They’re a series of short-row wedges that construct the heel cup and they fit really well. Socktopus’s short-row wraps made it quick to knit up and it was easier than any other way I had done short rows.
Here’s a look at the pattern:
August’s pattern pack gave us one pattern and one note about a mystery sock knit-along. The offered pattern is pretty but not to my taste so I am going to hold out for the knit-along, which starts on September 10. Instead, I am turning back the clock to try to finish up April’s socks.
Coming soon: curtains for the living room (done but not hung up yet) and more tales (and food) from my summer holiday.