It’s May, which means the second shipment of yarn & pattern from the
7 Deadly S(p)ins club will be sent out in the next couple of weeks. My commitments to knitting exchanges have finished (just need to block, wrap & post for the International Scarf Exchange) I decided it was time to cast on the project from the first shipment…The Gluttony Sock!
Now, I’m not a sock knitter, I tried a couple of times but never got bitten by that sock knitting craze that is still sweeping knitting communities worldwide. This is why I haven’t rushed into knitting Gluttony. I know some participants cast on as soon as they received their parcels & were wearing their new socks some hours later. Not me, no I’ve waited until the pending arrival of the next shipment.
So 2 nights ago, I looked at my supplies. Ridiculously thin yarn (for me) & 5 toothpicks to knit it with (well bamboo double pointed needles that are 2.5mm thick). The first couple of rows were awkward, I felt like I was juggling, trying to keep the dpns lined up so I didn’t twist the cast on, trying not to snap a needle….but I got there & I’m enjoying knitting socks. Yep, that’s right…I’m enjoying knitting socks…well, these socks anyway. I think it is the beautiful yarn, it is soft & the colours are lovely. Also there is a pattern to keep me on my toes, nothing difficult, just a slip stitch & a purl ridge. I am nearly up to the first colour change. There are 4 skeins, different colours & the colours are changed gradually, it’s almost like a watercolour painting. And I’m thinking I’ll be knitting a fraternal pair, so the colour at the cuff of my first sock will be at the toe on my second sock…coz I like to be a bit different from the flock.