Raven Wing Socks – WIP

Raven Wing Socks WIP 2I finally started a Rockin’ Sock Club pattern from back in November 2013!  I needed a good airplane/travel project and found this ready to go.  Sadly back in 2013 I did not do the best job winding the yarn.  I have a very unequal split between the two socks.  Maybe with the size small I’ll have extra and not run out for either sock. The pattern isn’t written for two at a time but looking ahead it should be easy enough to accommodate with some minor needle adjustments after the heel.

I’m not sure if it’s the needles or the yarn but I am knitting this very very tightly.  I’ve even woken up with a sore thumb from it. My other (hibernating) Rockin’ Sock Club pattern didn’t have the same issue.  Maybe I’ll start working on those again after I finish the Raven Wing socks!

 

I Joined a Sock Club!

I finally joined a sock club!  I decided to join the Rockin’ Sock Club this year and the first shipment was sent out a few days ago.  Sadly it looks like I won’t get mine until Monday.  I’ve known for nearly a year that I wanted to join a sock club but they were all sold out last year!  I completely forgot about it and some of my other options were already sold out before I remembered to sign up.  Luckily I managed to find a good one that was still taking members.

I wanted to join a sock club for two main reasons: to force me to use other colors and to force me to use other sock techniques.  I have my favorite colors that I always buy and I really need to break out of that.  There could be some really great yarn that I’ve been missing out there.  I’ve also grown very comfortable with toe up socks using the fleegle heel.  I’d like to at least try some other techniques to see if I like them.

Here’s to hoping the sock club will help me find new colors and techniques!  I’ll let you know how it goes through out the year!!