New Venture

If you are around the knitting blogosphere much, you have likely hear of the Ravelympics. Much like the knitting olympics, the Ravelympics take place during the Olympics. The intention is to challenge yourself in your knitting or crocheting during the 2 1/2 weeks of the Olympics.

I decided that this time my challenge would be to tackle a type of knitting project that I formally had no interest in knitting: socks. That's right. You heard me say it. I had no interest whatsoever in knitting socks.

The previous summer, I had started a pair of socks for my hubby. I just was not satisfied with them. I was working a short row toe and heel. The toe just didn't suit me. I frogged 'em.

So I started again. New pattern. Lifestyle Socks. You can find them on Ravelry here.

The pattern description on Ravelry says:

Not a pattern, but a lifestyle

Wherein I provide you with a guided tour to taking your knitting into your own hands and knitting socks that always fit.

The no-swatch guide is for a toe-up sock with a no-wrap, no-muss, no-fuss short-row heel.

Also included in this pattern: a link to a toe-up sock pattern with a standard gusset and heel flap using the Judy Gibson “You’re Putting Me On” sock pattern modified for two-circular needles or magic loop. You can have it both ways!

The author wasn't lyin'! It truly was no-muss, no-fuss. The short row heel really was a breeze~ and ingenious. The socks fit great. Hubby was happy. I was happy. The written directions were clear~ I didn't even go look at the video tutorials referenced in the pattern.

And I finished them before the Closing Ceremonies were over!
If you have not attempted socks before but are contemplating giving them a go, this is the pattern for you. If you don't want to take my word alone, have a look at all the finished projects on Ravelry.Take the plunge…


Be brave, be creative~



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