They’re done! Even though these weren’t done for Christmas, which was my ultimate plan, I’m still pleased that they were finished right at the beginning of the year. I’m planning on wearing them year-round, thank you very much.
This time around I used the Favorite Socks Pattern by Voolenvine, although I made a few modifications since my usual stitch count for socks is 56, and this pattern used 64. It ended up being a mish-mash of Favorite Socks and the Knitmore Girls Vanilla Sock, which uses 56 stitches. I also tried a new technique, suggested by mmontzka of the Stitched in Sweden podcast, which was to cast on more stitches for the ribbing, and then to decrease for the leg, so I cast on 64 stitches, did my two inches of 2×2 ribbing, and then decreased every eighth stitch to get down to 56 stitches for the leg. Time will tell if I like this or not. The festive yarn is from Voolenvine Yarns in Holly Jolly on the Footsie base, which is a BFL/nylon blend and should hold up well for socks.
Every blogger and podcaster has been posting about resolutions and end-of-year reviews, and although I’m a fan of reading them, something in me hasn’t warmed to the idea of writing a post myself. I have been reevaluating my podcast and blog to see where I really want to take this knitting/sewing/crafting thing, and I’m hoping to get a good balance for 2016. Considering the pros and cons of podcasting vs. blogging vs. doing nothing at all is one of the reasons I haven’t put out a podcast episode in awhile, but I haven’t fizzled out yet!
In the meantime, here’s a picture representing my Christmas experience, in case you were interested.