Don’t look now, but I’ve finally finished a pair of adult socks this year. This whole post will make more sense if you’re a Harry Potter fan, but in case you’re not, a horcrux is a bit of dark magic, with a piece of the dark wizard’s soul inside.
Project: Horcrux from London Must be magic, because it restored not only my sock mojo but my general knitting mojo as well!
Pattern: Horcrux Socks, by Susan Lawrence. I really like her designs. These socks were just right for me… even if I do prefer toe-up sock knitting. If I make them again, I might try to transpose them to toe-up. Love the 3×2 ribbing, and the bit of lace – the horcrux connection, to resemble the scar on Harry Potter’s head – on the leg was perfect. It wasn’t too challenging, but it broke up the sock a bit to keep it from being too boring.
Yarn: Regia Galaxy, from the awesome Monica. That’s part of why I chose this pattern for this yarn; Monica picked it up in London a couple of years ago, and some of Harry Potter happens in London. I look for these to become a favorite in my sock stable. Jeans are a staple in my winter wardrobe, and I love the splashes of pink, aqua and pale yellow. The good news is I have about 90% of one ball left, so I might need to start two at a time toe-up… I should have enough for some anklets.
Needles: US #2 Addi Turbo circ. A bit too large, actually, but I couldn’t find my #1, so what’s a girl to do? (These were cast on pre-Clicks. If I haven’t waxed poetic about the Clicks, I’ve done you a disservice. LOVE that set so much that I’ll have to add the Lace tips too, just because…)
Verdict: I could totally knit this pattern again, but there are so many sock patterns out there. If ever I run out and need to start knitting them a second time, I’ll start with this pattern.
The weekend was a nice one. Saturday, we headed to the farm for a family reunion. The fur-girls love their new cousin Chance, but you’ll have to wait to meet him later in the week. The calming collar definitely earned its keep, but it does cost more than I thought at $8.99. Still, we purchased two more Saturday night. Yesterday, we celebrated Fathers Day with Dae and Uncle Timmy, the uncle next door to the inlaws. The Knight’s cousin like a brother to us both grilled perfect steaks, and CLAB’s sweet bride shared her wine with me, so what’s not to love, even if it was 100 degrees outside?!
Please don’t take my silence on Fathers Day as a slight. I was blessed with the most awesome father in the world, but his death still finds me raw and emotional a few times each year. The fur-girls wanted to post to their Dadaw on Sunday, but I just wasn’t up to it. It’s not fair to the great fathers still in my life, but he and Pop left big holes in my life. (And yes, we glossed over the second anniversary of Pop’s death last week too. More rawness.)
How was your weekend?