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Confessions of a Sockaholic

Okay…so I am very excited because my city has a new yarn store. Well, maybe not new, but I just discovered it and I am overjoyed! It doesn’t take much to get me excited about more yarn. 🙂

If you are visiting Peterborough, Ontario, please do check out Needles in the Hay yarn shop. So, as you can imagine, I bought just a bit of new yarn on my first visit. I confess that I am a bit of a yarn hoarder, but I just can’t resist it when I put my hand on a wonderful sock yarn that feels so soft and it is just calling to me to knit it up.

This year I have set myself the challenge of designing at least one new pair of socks per month. My first pair is in the works.

garter-rib-socks-pattern

This is such a nice sock yarn. It is the new Ultra Alpaca Fine from Berroco in Redwood colour. It has such a nice heather quality that is very rich looking and so soft to the touch. My feet are just itching for them to be finished. I am designing a basic toe-up sock pattern in a variation of the garter rib stitch. Stay tuned for the pattern to be posted soon.

Also on my needles is a new baby knitted t-shirt and beanie.

knit baby t-shirt and beanie patternI am using the Vestee baby pattern from knitty.com but using a finer yarn and making adjustments for a smaller size. The wool I am using is Louet 100% merino superwash in the Lilypad colour.

I adore knitting for babies and am so happy I now have a new grand baby coming to knit for (not that I particularly need an excuse to knit LOL)

Are you a sockaholic too? Care to share you favorite sock patterns? Leave a comment with a link to your most-loved socks.