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Pattern: Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder

Yarn: Chewy Spaghetti Spaghetti in Keen

Needles: US1.5/2.5mm

I thought it fitting to finish this challenge with the same pattern I started it with. Plus, I knew from experience that it was very quick-knitting and good for variegated yarn. It’s a great pattern, and I may or may not already be thinking about making a third pair…

Some thoughts on this challenge: I’m glad that I did it, and I’m glad that it’s over. I feel like I accomplished something, but it may only be a notable something to me. But what the hey, I’m proud of me and that’s good, right? I finished the challenge last weekend, and I’ve felt this almost giddy-like freedom when it comes to my knitting now. The last couple months I’ve felt faint twinges of guilt if I worked on anything other than socks, so I’m relieved to have that gone. I do think that, eventually, I will probably always have a pair of socks on the needles, because they really are a great on-the-go project. But I’m taking a wee break, however, and seamed up half of a new sweater for J today (it’s looking a little small so far, which put me into a panic but I think some vigorous blocking may save the day. More on that, and the sweater as a whole, as details come available…). So clearly my twinges of guilt did not prevent me altogether from working on things other than socks! I also cast on for a lace project last week. I forgot how much I enjoy getting lost in a lace pattern. More on that later, as well. I’m not trying to be secretive, but I would like to get into a better blogging habit, so I’m trying to save things for other posts. We’ll see how this goes, as this is not the first time I’ve tried to learn this particular habit.

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