The long holiday weekend allowed me to finish a couple of the projects I had on my needles, one of which was these neon wave socks

As you may have noticed, I’ve been drawn to bright, vivid colors lately, so I couldn’t resist this pink Malabrigo sock yarn on my latest trip to my LYS. I thought it was be fun to take this eye-popping color and integrate a traditional knitting motif, like cables.

I’ve also been trying to fully utilize the amazing abundance of gorgeous free sock patterns on Ravelry. So I settled on the seaweed sock pattern which uses lace to create a pseudo cable pattern. I think they came quite nice. The texture is interesting and the lace motif + bright color makes these a good pair of socks for spring and summer.

These are actually the first complete pair of toe-up socks. And I have to say they are growing on me. Especially with the two-at-a-time method. In my experience, working the heel on these is much easier to figure out doing TAAT than the top down sock method. Plus, I like that you can just keep going on the leg until you use as much yarn as you want.

Time for the weekly update.

Knitting: I’m on a total sock kick at the moment. These are my third pair of socks this year, and I’ve already cast on another pair of toe-up socks. I’m also working on a baby cardigan for my Ph.D. advisor who is having his first baby this fall, along with a drapey mohair pullover for myself.

Reading: Still working on The Girl Who Fell Below Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne Valente. It’s been slow going because I’ve had 2+ research articles to read each week for a short 6 week course I’m taking. I would much rather be reading about Fairyland.

Watching: I’m going back through all three seasons of Veronica Mars. It’s still as good as the first time I watched the series in 2009/2010. I was a late comer to the series, but I still love it.

Linking up with KCCO.

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