Working my way around “the ban”

What’s the hallmark of a really good trip? One during which knitting hardly crosses your mind, and you return with miniscule progress to show (if any at all).

Because my Fir Cone scarf requires a lot of concentration, and my Alpaca Twill sweater stayed home, I started a new pair of socks. I’m only human!

The pattern is Stansfield #10 from Charlene Schurch’s Sensational Knitted Socks (p.48). The yarn is (surprise!) Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in navy (from Linda, of course).

I’m adding generous calf shaping just as I did for the Railway Stitch socks. I hope you can see it developing in the picture below.

I’ve also started to seriously think about my Sockapalooza 4 pal – he/she will need socks, too! Very timely considering my grandma’s ban. I’ve found a suitable pattern, I think, and now I’m mulling over the colorway of the yarn. I just need a few days to get my brain back in order…

13 thoughts on “Working my way around “the ban”

  1. Chelsea

    I am waiting for that book before I choose a pattern for my Sockapalooza pal. I am also waiting on Favorite Socks, but there’s a 3-5 week wait on it at Amazon. I love that color.

  2. katie

    i’ve been lurking here for quite awhile, thought i should emerge from the shadows…

    those socks are looking lovely! i’m working on some socks from that book for my mom right now. i’ve made a few pairs from other patterns in the past, but that book is teaching me so much! love it.

    and to chelsea above, i just ordered favorite socks from bn.com and it’s in stock! i’ll have mine thursday :)

  3. Karen

    I love the colour of your yarn! I’ve just started my first pair of Lorna’s Laces socks, and so far, so good.

  4. Tina

    I think you’ve got the right philosophy: a different project for every mood/location.

    AND you’re lucky your family loves your knits! Mine all hate wool. And I can’t quite bring myself to use cotton with any regularity.

  5. Sue

    I love Sensational Knitted Socks, it’s such an educational book, and has some great patterns. One of my first purchases when I started knitting socks.

    I have yet to try Lorna’s Laces sock yarn. I have used the Lion and Lamb, and LOVED it.

  6. melanie

    Kathy, after month of lurking through your blog and watching all this breathtaking socks i must say that you’re my personal sock knitting hero ;)

    greetings from austria, melanie

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