My original plan with the clubs was to knit vanilla socks with the seaside yarns and to make the actual club patterns with the semi solid socks.
That got off to a good start in January when I breezed through Abricot socks – and then fell to bits when I had fit issues with the All Aboard socks. Just one of those things – and always a possibility with designs with unusual construction.
So when I wound up the March yarns I decided I’d whizz through 2 pairs of plain socks, then get onto pattern. Sometimes it feels like I make plans so I can look back and wonder what I was thinking. We ended up doing quite a bit of travelling at the start of April and I needed something I could knit without needing a pattern. I’d already realised I needed tiny needles (1.5mm – yes really) for the heel flap of The Sciemce club design so I decided to preserve my sanity and give myself some easy knitting.
Vanilla socks, slip stitch heel flap. Mindless pleasure.
I have however cast on the Toria sock design from Rachel Coopey so there will be one patterned sock done – and in May I’m hoping to get both patterned socks knitted.