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.
Image from A Nice Ribbed Sock Ravelry pattern page, image by Glenna C.
Image from Jaywalker Ravelry pattern page, image by notscarlett
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.