March Self-Imposed Sock & Book Challenge:
The Socks: I can't wait for Spring. One of my very favourite times of year, I love the return of the warmth and all the green. Even though this winter has not been too bad I am dreaming of longer days if sunshine, picnics, long walks and planting my balcony garden.
So with that in mind, I have chosen these socks: Tadpoles by Jenna Swanson. This free pattern on Ravelry features a lace pattern on the front of the leg and toe. These will be my first pair of lace socks and I am looking forward to wearing them this spring.
|Photo from Ravelry page, see above for link.|
The books: Well, I am still working on that pile of books for my class. And of course by working on I mean I look at them from time to time and feel slightly guilty about not reading them, but I will have to get cracking soon. I have however rediscovered LibriVox, an amazing website that allows you to download free audiobooks of books that are in the public domain read by volunteers. I am almost finished Alice's Adventures in Wonderland which was my knitting companion this weekend. Next up is a book that actually resides in my school pile, Jane Eyre.
My progress: I will confess that I started these socks a bit early this month as I knew I had loft sock goals and wasn't quite ready to dive into the monstrosity yarn that is my Dad's second sock - imagine neon orange and black tiger stripes, yikes! This means that I have completed one sock. I love the pattern and can't wait to block this sock to make the lace pattern really shine.
Happy Sock Knitting,