I’ve finished my first pair of socks for 2016 and I might need to rethink my goals. One of my resolutions was to knit 10 pairs of socks this year and that is simply not going to happen.
But I do love the finished Elderberry Socks! The ribbing makes them wonderfully stretchy and keeps them from bagging at my ankles.
I did have a tough time with this yarn though, it just kept tangling up on itself. I think I encountered the worst snarl I’ve ever come across about halfway through the first sock. After trying to untangle it for more than an hour (!) I finally gave up and cut out a huge chunk of it. I’ve used Knit Picks Stroll many times in the past with no problems so I don’t know why this one was so difficult. Maybe it has something to do with sitting around caked for years…
This pair took over a month, and that was with relatively few other projects. If I want to do anything other than knit socks this year I’m going to need to rethink my goals. I think eight will be doable, that will give me a month and a half per pair. Seems reasonable, right?