A Loopy Start

There is an up side to putting yourself under house arrest.  Aside from driving my husband crazy and getting cabin fever, I got quite a bit of knitting done on my Camp Loopy project yesterday.

I think these may be the tallest socks I have ever knitted.  I like a short leg to my socks, but the challenge requires the use of at least 375 yards of yarn, so I want to be sure that my socks meet these requirements.  Plus this Desert Vista Dyeworks is stunning and I want to use as much of it as possible.  For this challenge I pulled out Alice Yu's SocktopusShur'tugal is a free download on Ravelry, but it is also included in the book, which makes it the perfect choice for an afternoon spent watching Hemlock Grove on the kindle because I can just flip through my book rather than just have to pause to constantly to check that I'm still following the pattern. (Side note:  Why am I addicted to this show?  Can anyone save me?  It's not even that good! And they just keep reusing the same dead body just with different pieces in different locations.  How is that ok?).   I love how intuitive without being completely memorizable this pattern is.  Not quite a read while I knit pattern, but it is a nice change after the swaths of reverse stockinette of my hooded vest and the long purl back rows of the shawl.

Is anyone else doing Camp Loopy?  Did you do a marathon cast on day?

1 comment:

  1. You are right that yarn is gorgeous. This is going to be a stunning sock.