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Pattern: Brezel Socken (my own design for the month of May)
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock medium weight in the colorway Saffron Jungle (100% superwash merino wool)
Needles: US 1.5 – (2.5mm)
Rating: sort of meh :|

So as it turns out, I’m not really a fan of knitting socks in medium weight sock yarn. I prefer a finer gauge for my socks. There are some design elements I would change if ever I decide to knit these socks again, like the transition from the cuff ribbing into the pretzel cable, the toe shaping, etc. Oh well, at least they are comfy!

Now on to my brown June socks…

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I’m calling my May socks “Brezel Socken” because the cable is supposed to resemble pretzels, and I LOVE German pretzels. The yarn is STR mediumweight in the colorway saffron jungle that I bought at MDSW 2011. When it comes to working with meduimweight sock yarn, I get a huge mental block because the gauge is much larger than I’m used to for socks. I decided to design a ribbed sock with a pretzel cable which runs down one side of the leg to the toe. Sock #2 has the same cable on the opposite side. I’m trying a gusset construction that I’ve never done before and I’m not sure I’m sold on it, yet…

Today some of my knitting buddies and I went to a brand new coffee shop/bead store in Regent Square called Biddle’s Escape Coffee & Bead Shop at 401 Biddle Ave. It’s a great cafe with a sweet front patio/deck offering lots of seating and shade trees. It’s a perfect cafe for hosting knitting groups. Too bad I’m like on the entire other side of the city from this shop because I’m sure I would go there quite a bit if I lived closer. (Thanks for the ride, Rachel!)

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