Tomorrow is one of my favourite times of the knitting year. Sock Sniper begins and I (hopefully, if all goes to plan) get to kill someone with a pair of socks.
I didn’t get the orange cabled socks done in time, but one of them is finished, so the needles are free. I was getting impatient to start, so I did some swatching. It got a little out of hand.
I’ve tried every size of sock needle I have from 3.25m down to 1.5mm. The weapons this year need to adhere strictly to gauge and there are a variety of gauges to match. I will probably not be going for the 9.5 stitches to the inch socks.
I’m off to get a good night’s sleep (children permitting) ready to cast on after work tomorrow afternoon.
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