Another pair of socks! The pattern is Cat Bordhi’s Pussy Willow Stocking pattern from the Sock Knitting Master Class book. The yarn is more of the Bugga yarn from the Verdant Gryphon in my stash. These were a late birthday and early Hanukkah present for my mom. Each sock features a simple lace pattern that mimics a pussy willow branch curving up the sock. This pattern is full of simple-yet-interesting details, like the moccasin toe and how the gusset is formed by the lace pattern. Classic Cat Bordhi.
I mistakenly knit these two-at-a-time on one long needle, rather than one at at time on two needles (as the instructions specified). With moccasin toes, you knit them and then you do some tricky rearranging of the stitches on the needles (very difficult on a circular needle with two socks on it). If you want to knit these socks two-at-a time, I would recommend knitting the toes separately and then transferring them to the same needle after you’ve rearranged the stitches. Other than the toe snafu, it’s a nice, simple pattern with pretty details.
In other news, you may have noticed that the blog has been slowing down… I recently moved to an intentional community in Virginia, where my busy life has whisked me away from my blog and all my favorite readers and friends. I’m living on a beautiful 450-acre farm with about 100 residents- life is good! I spend time gardening, making tofu, being a nurse, and cooking big community meals. I’ve also been veeery social, which has led me to sew and blog less. Knitting has replaced the lion’s portion of sewing, since it is easier to bring to social events. I anticipate that my blogging schedule may only be once a month (at most) from here on out. Bear with me! I’m making an effort to stay alive in the blogosphere.
I’ll leave you with some more sock pictures. Till next time!