Yep, it’s Thursday again! How can that be? This last week has been so busy with work that I’ve barely gotten in any knitting. I did, however, start my next pair of socks! My sock knitting buddy, Alex, had mentioned in one of her posts that she was gifted the Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B. Anderson. I liked the looks of them, so I went ahead and purchased the pattern. I’ve been saving the yarn I’m using for awhile now and when I saw this pattern, I knew they wanted to be these socks. I spent Saturday finishing up Hugo the Couch Potato Monster and then cast on Sunday for the socks.
I was able to complete the cast on (I had to do this multiple times because I kept messing it up) and the cuffs on Sunday. Since then, I’ve managed to eek out a measly 10 rows. However, I am working them TAAT using the Magic Loop method…so that really means I’ve accomplished two cuffs plus 20 rows of the leg. The yarn I am using was created by String Theory Colorworks, in the Inertia self striping base and the color is called Putnisite. I don’t know if you’ve ever googled Putnisite; however this is dead on for the colorway. Here’s the description from the website:
One thing that I love about this yarn is that I’m always working on a different color and there is no chance of accidentally knitting from the same ball of yarn. I have tried them on and they go over my heel (no pics because you just don’t want to see my legs right now)…so no rookie mistakes for me this time. Look how beautiful these are working up! I’m in love with them already and can’t wait for the finished socks.
If you feel so inclined, and wish to join up with our Thursday Sock Along, let one of us know in the comments. We also have a hashtag on Instagram #ThursdaySockAlong
Alex – alexand knits
Hannah – unsophisticated+jejune
Jennifer – a creative yarn
Katherine – Fiber and Sustenance
Until next time, Happy Knitting!