A couple of weeks ago, Glenna C. posted a note on how she decided to keep two pairs of socks on the needles at the same time. One would be an “easy” sock while the other would be a more challenging sock. Her theory was that she would then have a sock to knit when she needed something “mindless” and another sock to serve as a mental distraction.
Glenna decided to use her Nice Ribbed Socks pattern but she thought Grumperina’s Jaywalk Socks would also be a good choice for her easy-to-knit sock. I went with GlennaC’s Nice Ribbed Sock using Stroll Handpaint Fingering in Lake Front for the easy sock.
I decided to take the plunge with Hunter Hammersen’s Delias Eucharis Sock from her book The Knitter’s Curiousity Cabinet, Vol. 2. I suspect it was because as soon as I saw Gloss Fingering in Guava, I knew it would work well with one of Hunter’s detailed designs. A light color that shimmers with a touch of silk.
Since the Delias Eucharis sock pattern repeats in the front and back of the sock, I decided to knit it using the Magic Loop Method. That way one entire repeat is facing me as I work the lace and cable design. Even though it looks daunting, I’m finding that the yarn-overs along the sides help me keep track of what cables to be doing.