On The Needles: Hickory Socks

Happy Friday friends!

I'm still happily working away on my personal Knitter Book of Socks challenge {My goal is to knit ALL the socks in Clara Parkes' book of the same name }. Check out the  #kboschallenge hashtag on Instagram to see everything I've made so far.

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These are the hickory socks designed by Jane Cochran and knitted with yarn dyed by Loralee at my LYS Mockingbird Moon. These lovelies are basically ribbing that is stacked wonky-ily {but not unprettily} making the sock look like the bark of a tree when it's worn. Ribbing = tightness, so these are knitted hugs for feet.

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They made their way to my favorite social worker in Texas last week {Ie. my sophomore roommate and one of my life long soulmate people}. If anyone deserves a foot hug it's her.

Technically, these socks were a lot more fun than I thought they would be. In part this is because it was the first that I used the chart exclusively.

I've realized a big benefit to this class is that it's forced me {in a nice, gentle, and kind way} to read charts. Charts are pictorial abbreviations yes; they allow a person to knit without worrying that they've missed a line in the directions. {Because that's never fun.} But they are also an a sort of picture of what the finished product looks like. And that's lovely isn't it? To know that what you're doing as you're doing it. A visual pat on the back of reassurance.

At least that's what it is to my "always question all the things" self. I wonder if that's just me...

Regardess : Here's hoping your upcoming weekend brings signs of Spring or hope or hugs. Or all three.