It’s hard to believe that we’re already talking about the wrap-up of the Summer Sock KAL, but that’s the thing about summer — it always flies by! I have to take a moment to say that I’ve been so very lucky to have been able to knit with the Summer Sock Club yarns from Feel Good Yarn Co. The hand-dyed colors of SilverSpun Sock have been beautiful and unique each month and it’s just been a joy to really explore the possibilities of this yarn. That being said, have you noticed how incredible the August colorway is?
It’s bright & fun and quite literally the color of a perfectly ripe watermelon. For me, it was love at first sight and I knew immediately which pattern I wanted to knit. One of our group’s prolific knitters this summer knit up a pair of Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter‘s SpringTastic Socks, in June and they were just beautiful. Last month’s variegate wasn’t the right fit for the pattern, so I was hopeful August’s would be a match. When I saw Watermelon Crush, I knew it was meant to be.
I’ve been knitting on these on and off for only a week, but it feels like much less since I didn’t seriously start to dig in until Saturday afternoon. Thanks to a beautifully written pattern and excellent layout this slightly complex pattern has been a breeze. Can I say once again how underrated a nice, big chart is? It makes the knitting go so much faster & easier!
Last night, I made it to the toe of sock #1 and this morning I kitchenered it together. The cuff on sock #2 is a round away from being complete after listening to the kiddos do their read-aloud assignment. I’m pretty happy with how these are moving along. Yes indeed, I’ll be back with an FO post before too long!
In the mean time, I wanted to share some Summer Sock KAL news. We had a couple requests to extend the dates a bit just so that all those in the Sock Club would have ample time to knit up their August skein. After checking in with our sponsors at Feel Good Yarn Co, I’m very happy to share that we’ll be extending the Summer Sock KAL a little over 2 weeks! The new end date for this knitalong will be Wednesday, September 16th. Winners of the KAL prizes will be announced on Friday, August 18th. This means everyone should have ample time to whip up on last pair of shorties before the end of the KAL! If you haven’t met your own goal or you just heard about us and want to throw your name in the ring, you’ve still got time! You can check out (or refresh your memory) on how to qualify for the prizes here.
I’m off to enjoy some more Watermelon Crush knitting — I can’t wait to see the socks knit up in the final weeks of the Summer Sock KAL!