I started these socks as my first knitting project after my break from knitting, the internet, Life, The Universe and Everything. The pattern, Wishbone socks by Nancy Bush, is a simple, easily memorisable pattern from the Interweave Knits 2009 accessories magazine, and makes for quite a quick knit as the lace pattern seems to grow very quickly.
I think I needed a cheery knit and the bright yellows of this slightly stripe Schoppel-Wolle Admiral OmbrÃ© in Banana Joe was exactly what the knit nurse ordered to bring a little sunshine into life.
After the first sock I managed to lose the paper pattern that I printed out from my digital copy of the magazine, so the first sock has been waiting for me to get computer access again so that I can check on how to start its partner, and I just may have cast on three whole new sock patterns since then. Naughty. Still, I’m going to look at it this way: I have three sock projects on the go at the moment – one is a plain sockinette sock, another is a cabled sock and this is lace, which makes them three entirely different types of knitting and therefore justifiably happy partners in the WIP pile, and when I finish them I’m going to have three pretty amazing pairs of socks.