Geesh, it's getting dusty around the old blog! I can't believe I haven't posted for almost a full month. That's embarrassing. I've been busy as always at school all October, with just enough time to knit and spin and cook to keep me from going crazy. Here's my sole Socktoberfest FO: Caterpillar Socks! (Raveled if you're interested in the knitty gritty details)
When I saw this pattern on knitspot months ago, I knew I needed to have it RIGHT AWAY. Something about the color and the pattern seemed perfect for me. I ordered the Monarch colorway kit from Yarn Nerd - I don't think the kit is available right now, so I'm definitely glad I ordered it months ago. The colorway is perfect for the pattern.
I don't think I could go overboard in describing how much I love these socks. In fact, I'm wearing them at this very moment. The yarn is everything that sock yarn should be: smooshy, non-pooling, and fun to knit with. The pattern itself was easy enough to knit on the bus but with enough variation to keep me engaged and interested.
I really liked how the colors ended up in the socks - definitely not pooling, not really striping, but not totally random. That's easiest to see on the bottom of the socks:
I knit this pair once again on my #1 Harmony circular needle from KnitPicks. I love that needle and am definitely going to have to get a few more sets for when this one wears out! As usual, I knit both socks at one time and knit toe up instead of top down. I definitely feel like knitting both socks at once makes the whole sock knitting process work much better for me.
I've got a ton of other projects on the needles right now and even more that I'm planning on knitting soon, but more details on all of that in future blog posts. I promise it won't be a month before I post again this time. Happy knitting!