Friday, 2 March 2018

(Half)FO Friday: One (1) Gauntlet Sock!

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Yes, I know, it's been quite a while since my last FO Friday post, and this one is a bit of a cheat.

It's only one sock.  Not two.   But, that one sock is, in fact, done, after try number . . . I forget. So, it's enough of a victory that I consider it a finished object. 
A gradient sock on someone's foot. The sock gradient runs from a deep royal blue at the cuff to a paler sky blue at the toe.

This is the first of the Gauntlet Socks, finally done!  I'm actually really thrilled to get this off the needles.  I was getting rather frustrated with knitting it, given the number of tries it took to get something that fit (that's my own fault for knitting a sock on the bias, I know!) But the knitting was becoming frustrating, which is never a good thing.  If something gets to the point of being too frustrating, my ADHD brain will stop working on it and throw it into the corner, regardless of the consequences of not working on it.  Not good, and definitely not constructive. 

Though, given the number of froggings this poor yarn has gone through, I can't say enough good things about the *Washtenaw Wool Leelenau base -- most sock yarns wouldn't have held up to what I put this poor yarn through! (I was given the yarn as yarn support for this design, and I`m absolutely impressed at how durable it is!)

So, with one sock done, I'm going to take a break from the knitting, and shift my brain to writing up the pattern for these.  Since the socks are identical between left foot and right foot (there's no mirroring), I can write the pattern based on my prototype; and get that out to my testers while I take a break from knitting these.  Then, my plan is that by the time the test-knit call finishes, I'll have the second sock knit up, and can do the photography.   Hopefully, that plan survives contact with real life -- my planning definitely didn't hold true for my poor Woodland Mittens, which have taken way longer then I thought to get to a point where I'm happy with the pattern. (They are coming, I promise!  I've gotten the pattern back from my tech-editor, and I'm working through the changes, plus I need to do another photo shoot, which, if the weather holds, will be this afternoon!)

And, on that note, if this looks like something you'd be interested in testing, you can sign up for the notification over on my Ravelry Test Knit thread. (I hold all my test-knits via Ravelry).  And, if you're not a Ravelry member, signup is fast, and free! Plus, Ravelry is an amazing resource for fiber people, so I strongly suggest it anyway!  Don't worry, though, if you're not interested in Ravelry, I will post the test-knit call for these to Social Media and my Newsletter as well, though the best place to stay informed is the Ravelry Thread.  

I don't know exactly when this pattern will go up for testing -- it depends on how quickly I'm able to translate my notes to a coherent pattern.  But I'm hoping it won't take too long, my first glance says it shouldn't, but I've been wrong before!  So, stay tuned here and on Ravelry for future updates!


  1. wow nce can't wait till you get the pattern wrote up. I am interested in making these

    1. Thank you! I'll be sure to post here when the pattern goes live. It'll probably be at least a month (counting testing time and such), but still, just keep an eye on the blog. :)

  2. What a beautiful sock! I am very tempted to test knit it, as I do love socks, but I'm not sure when I'd find the time for it! Hahaha. Anyway, congratulations on finishing it! :)

  3. Thank you! And yes, finding time to knit all the things you want to knit is always a challenge, it seems.

    I am glad it's done, but I am also looking forward to casting on the second sock soon. :)