In June, I prevailed over a skein of Trekking XXL that had thwarted all my attempts to turn it into a pair of socks. Many years ago, I bought a skein of yarn. I planned to knit chevroned socks from it. That early in my sock knitting career, I had not figured out exactly how to fit socks to my feet. I did not know that chevrons take away the elasticity of knitting or that my instep requires a lot of extra stretch. I started 3 or 4 different socks from this yarn, and none of them streched over my heel. But I stubbornly insisted that this yarn would be chevrons. This spring, I found a chevron pattern with some stretch, and knit it up in about 2 weeks. I finally have the pair of green and blue chevron socks I dreamed about for years.
Pattern: Stripes Alive
Yarn: Trekking XXL
Notions: 2.5 mm Darn Pretty DPNs
Time: June 3 to 19, 2011