It’s now a month into summer, and so I really should apologize to my Summer of Socks blog monitor for the so far complete and utter lack of any sock-y talk. The truth is that I have two socks on the needles (the maximum I’ll allow myself), but I’ve rather lost my enthusiasm for either.
First, there’s the Neapolitan sock (circa May) that’s pretty and feels soft and cool on the skin, but the yarn (Bernat Cool Crochet) is so not intended for socks. It’s splitty and snaggy. I am totally convinced that there are few things on Earth more infuriating than picking up wraps with a splitty yarn. But I struggled on and the above sock is now past the heel and into the leg ribbing. At the same time, though, I can’t see myself ever having having enough patience for the second sock. I’d have frogged this weeks ago if I could think of any other use for this yarn.
Next, the 6-month-old Twisted Socks. [Photo circa early Feb.] This time I love the yarn (Knit Picks Dancing in Two Step), but the twisted rib got so tedious that I put them away, discouraged by slow progress.
But there’s a happy ending to at least one of these stories. With a little bit of work last week we have one complete sock:
Whoohoo! One down, one to go. I won’t set any speed records, but at least it’s progress.