I've joined a new knit along called Socktopia. The premise of this knit along includes themes and prizes each month. At the beginning of the month a number of different themes will be names and members are tasked with knitting a pair of socks to fit one or more of the themes. There will be different prizes each month for various things. If you knit socks or just want to knit socks - check out the blog for details about joining. The themes to choose from for January are: 1. Celebrate Good Times, 2. Blue Monday, and 3. Snowflakes and Starry Skies.
I've chosen to work with theme number 3. I am going to try and knit all the socks for this knit along from yarn I already have stashed away. I went through my stash and found this nice variegated blue yarn at the bottom and thought it kind of looked like a blue starry sky. So once I had the yarn - I opened my stitch dictionaries and found a snowflake eyelet pattern! So I figured out how to translate the pattern to circular knitting and off I went.
I'm ready to begin the gusset on sock one. The pattern is easy and going pretty quick. I've made several little errors. Buy hey, snowflakes are supposed to be unique, so I'm not ready to frog yet. And if I do get them finished in enough time - I have another idea for one of the other themes.
This is the first time I've worked with this yarn, Special Blauband. I bought it at a LYS a long time ago and have never seen any more in the shop. I like the way it feels and it is knitting up great. Plus each little skein (I love the way these skeins are wound up!) came with matching reinforcing thread. SO hopefully I can make some progress on this over the weekend.