The new Knitty is out, and I am smitten. I am totally enraptured by the Ziggy socks. I have been on a socks binge lately, but I can't seem to find complicated socks to work on. In my opinion, the whole point (other than the luxury of wearing finished handknit socks) is to have a portable project that you can whip off a few rows on without having a huge issue with a book or a pattern that needs to be pulled out to follow. I have mostly been working on simpler, two-row sock patterns, and I've been very happy with the results.
I received my latest package for the Rockin' Sock Club, and while I absolutely love love love the pattern and the yarn (SUCH a gorgeous colorway) I really have to be ready to sit down and knit these up. I'm not there yet. The Ziggy socks though have a rather simple color-changing pattern that I should be able to memorize fairly quickly. Plus, these socks remind me a lot of the Yarn Harlot's Kauni, which is just gorgeous. I have yet to complete a cardigan of any sort yet - let alone a double-stranded wonder like that.
I already have the yarn for Ziggys though:
Noro's Kureyon Sock in no. 182. It seems a little rough for socks, but we'll see how it is once it's knit up.
In other knews: I noticed on my Ravelry page (knitkatknit) that the 11th was my one-year anniversary. Wooohoo!! I never really make a big deal about anniversaries in general, but I thought this was pretty nice since I've actually used my Ravelry page and stuck with it. Also while I was on Ravelry in general, I signed up for the next Malabrigo swap. This should be exciting too, since the theme is magic yarn balls - as you unwind a ball of yarn from your spoiler, little treats and gifts fall out: buttons, stitch markers, maybe a row counter. Sweet and useful stuff, too. I just happened to check out the swap sign-ups as a result of my last PRGE spoilee, Carly, who was part of the last swap. I am looking forward to this.