I am not a big fan of summer. The heat is often just too much for me, and just does me in. And that, unfortunately, means I’ve been doing more reading than stitching or knitting. However, I have managed to finish up two pairs of socks.
The first are Super Simple Short Socks. They are based a pattern I found on Ravelry (you can find it here), but I changed the cast on to the Channel Island cast on (which I learned at the Lucy Neatby class I took this past winter). I like how the Channel Island cast on gives a bumpy little top that looks like picots. The only thing I don’t like about these socks is the square heel. (I started these in March… it took me a little while to get around to finishing them.)
The yarn for these is Berroco’s Comfort Baby in colour Multi Baby. This is the same yarn as Berroco’s Comfort Sock, but just in more baby appropriate colours.
The second pair is Leyburn by Minty Fresh. If you read the Yarn Harlot’s blog, you’ve heard about these socks before. Mine were knit until the Neptune colourway of Crystal Palace Maizy (the same company that makes my favourite Panda Cotton). This yarn is actually 82% corn fibre, and the remainder is elastic nylon for stretch and strength.
In stitching news, Erica of Erica’s Places has drawn the name for the next member of the Lizzie*Kate travelling pattern Stitcherhood. Life’s a Stitch is heading over to Joy at My New Perspective. I can’t wait to see how your version turns out, Joy!
Also, Lynn B. of Happiness is Cross Stitching is having yet another giveaway. (I can’t think of a more generous stitcher!) This time she is celebrating her blog’s third anniversary. Check out all the details on her blog here. Below is a picture of what you could win.
And in news that only really involves me, I’m very nearly done with stitching Royalty ABC. I hope to have some pictures to share in a few days!
Happy stitching, and keep out of the heat!