This is the 3rd of my designs for Knitting Inspirations Seasonal Sock Club - "a design that reflects summer and the days spent outdoors, especially by the sea ..... sitting by the beach and watching the waves. "
These socks are knitted with Fleece Artist Sea Wool (70% wool & 30% seacell), a nice yarn for socks as I think it will wear well. The colorway is Blue Lagoon & it's gorgeous.
That's my model (Lydia) posing with the teddy bear that she had made in school. She loves the bear & insisted that he must be in the picture.
I have been enjoying creating all these designs but it takes quite a lot of time - looking at stitch patterns, swatching the various patterns, charting them, more swatching, writing out the pattern - before finalising on a design. As the club is seasonal, I try to match the stitch pattern with the season & the color of the yarn. By this stage, I would have knitted 1 sock to confirm the stitch pattern. Then I would use the yarn for the club to knit the actual pair of socks & at the same time test the pattern.
I have just completed the 4th design for Autumn & now I have officially been diagnosed with SSS (Single Sock Syndrome). For my collection of 4 designs, I had knitted 4 pairs of socks & 4 single socks - a total of 12 socks. Now I have to finish off the partner for each design & I will have 8 pairs ! That will be quite a collection.
Unfortunately, my single socks will have to stay single for a while as I am back to designing - I have just entered this competition so I am back to the drawing board.
For my blog readers who want to knit the Sea Socks, just leave a comment with your email address & I will send you a free copy !