So I am a little late with writing this post, but I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who bought my book and Florens pattern and joined in the Socktober Sock-A-Long. October has been a very difficult month and I have spent the majority of it away from home and in a hospital with my very ill dad. I was not able to do as much for the SAL as I had hoped, but life throws challenges in the way and I have had wonderful people around me giving support.
Back to the fun bit though, the SAL! I started a pair of Florens socks for myself in String Theory Caper Sock yarn in Firecracker that I purchased on holiday a couple of years ago. Hand dyed yarn is great for this project as it shows the pattern off beautifully.
Longhairedknitter on Ravelry won the prize for the SAL challenge with these beautiful socks.
Toe-up socks was a new technique to her and I love how she took on the challenge of learning new things. Her socks came out beautifully. Congratulations! You have a skein of the beautiful Lichen & Lace 80/20 sock yarn in the post.
I just finished mine on the 31st October just before midnight - so I just made the SAL challenge! I love them and the customisable fit is great. I have been wearing them since and they are so comfy. Crafting can be a big source of comfort during difficult times and these socks have been a great way to pass time whilst waiting for news and things to change. I am now adding a few rows to another pair that I started months ago when testing the pattern. I have just over half a sock to go... but it is taking its sweet time to get finished. Second (or technically fourth) sock syndrome is definitely striking!
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