Some time before Christmas, the little man mentioned that he would really like it if I would knit him a pair of socks. Stitchy friends, I nearly cried! My little boy likes what I do! He wants me to make him something! Yay! Of course, just before Christmas is probably the worst time to ask a crafty person to make something. So, he was patient. Then, the day came when I opened one of my sock yarn drawers and let him pick out the yarn he liked–Mary Maxim Bamboo Soft Stripes in colourway Spring Rain, which he likes because it as close to a rainbow as I have. I paired the yarn with a simple pattern (Riblet Socks designed by Katt Walker), and got knitting.
I also knit up a pair of socks for me; another pair from Cookie A’s Knit. Sock. Love. The pattern is BFF, and the yarn is Dye-Versions Bamboo Stretch Sock in colourway Candy Apple. The yarn has a bit of a fluffy texture that I didn’t think was going to work with the cable pattern, but it actually turned out quite nice. They are very soft and squish and feel great on my frozen toes. (When will the weather ever warm up!?)
Very soon I will be starting Sock Madness, which, you may remember, is a sock speed knitting competition. I don’t expect to make it beyond round 3 given my continued problems with my hand and elbow. But, I know I will still enjoy myself and I can’t wait to get knitting!
Do you take part in Sock Madness, or you have you ever taken part in a speed knitting or stitching competition? I’d love to hear about it.