Introducing the March 2015 Sock

It’s March! It’s March! That means that if I’m going to remain true to my New Year’s resolution I need to pick a new book out of my stack of sock knitting books, select a yarn from my stash, and cast on. Yesterday was the 1st of March, and I did exactly that.

Yarn and book
This yarn is Shibui Sock in the colorway Peony. Doesn’t it look yummy?

February was the snowiest month on record this year, and since March in Colorado can usually be counted on to deliver several snow storms (starting with the one coming tomorrow that the weather lady says will ruin my rush hour drive…), I was looking for a sock that would be fast, easy, comfy and warm. I decided to make Cookie A’s sock called “BFF” from the book knit. sock. love.  Here’s how far I got with the sock after knitting on it yesterday and today while binge watching House of Cards and Downton Abbey.

Sock and Cat
As usual my cat MacKenzie is thrilled to model a knitted item for me.
Sock
Here’s the sock on me. Don’t those cables look cute?

This sock is fast and easy, but the details are great. The increases and decreases are hidden in the cables using a technique that I’ve never seen before. The heel was turned using a different stitch number from the one I usually see: the heel fits great! The decreases at the gusset are set up so that they fit right into the pattern. The pattern is written for four different sizes of sock; the one that I’m modeling is the small size.  I’m really liking the sock, and may make another pair out of a raspberry colored cashmere blend that was the runner-up when I was making my yarn selection. The way the snow keeps falling here, I bet that they will get some use too.

Well, back to knitting. Snow is coming tomorrow after all.

Happy March everyone.