Another week and more knitting! I have had a productive week of knitting! I finished my Stage 1 Socks in time! I used some of my own hand dyed yarn and I enjoyed this pattern. It however does not fit my foot very well so I suspect I will be giving it away to someone. That is one disadvantage of these sock knitting competitions - sometimes the sock does not fit. The rules are set so that everyone has to knit a specific way to keep it fair to everyone in the contest. As soon as one accepts that they might be making socks for their gift basket, all is good!
I still did not find my sock blockers so I made myself a new set. I follow an easy DIY tutorial to make them out of plastic place mats and they are super easy and make really nice sock blockers!!
Here are my new sock blockers:
And here are my Stage 1 socks:
I also cast on the Stage 2 Socks. I am enjoying this knit! Again it is a test of knitting skills and an opportunity to learn and practice new techniques! This design includes colourwork and has us do a Latvian braid (this was a challenge to me!! I have done these braids before but always have to watch several videos before I manage to get them done again!). I have made some serious progress with these and I should be able to have them complete by the deadline of Friday. I am again using my own hand dyed yarn for this one. Here is a progress picture: