Dragon Scale Socks (in progress)

Here’s my progress on the Sockapaloooza socks since yesterday morning (when I cast on the toe).

I am doing a stranded pattern on the front of the foot, plain stockinette on the sole, short row heel (and this heel is *perfect* y’all, especially only being my second short row heel) and then the stranded pattern up the leg. I borrowed the stranded part from Crusoe at Knitty but I’m not following the pattern (in fact I haven’t even read it, except to get the stranded section down).

I’ve got 64 stitches around with the stranded section as follows:

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: *K2, move yarn to front of work, slip 2 as if to purl, move yarn to back of work* — repeat to end
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: *Move yarn to front of work, slip 2 as if to purl, move yarn to back of work, k2* — repeat to end

Easy peasy and looks so cool – combined with the Cherry Tree Hill “Life’s a Beach” yarn, it reminds me of dragon scales. I’m working up the leg now and then on to the second sock. I’m not 100% sure that these will go to my Sockapaloooza pal yet, I think I’m becoming too attached to them to send them away. I have more sock yarn on the way so I might change my mind about what stays with me. 😉

Oh oh ~ I’m getting Hufflepuff yarn from Dani at Sunshine Yarns!! I go back frequently to admire Alison’s self-striping Gryffindor socks (yarn by Dani) and I finally gave in to my urges. I emailed Dani through etsy and she’s dyeing black & yellow Hufflepuff yarn for me this weekend. I am so insanely excited I can hardly stand it…. I have told everyone in the house about a dozen times about my uber-cool Hufflepuff yarn.

Oh ah… did I mention I was getting Hufflepuff sock yarn?

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I'm Heather, a married mama of two teen girls, a stillborn baby girl (7/1/12), and a sweet and wild preschool girl (4/2/14). I've been blogging at The Destiny Manifest since 2001. I like to write about appreciating all of the beautiful little things that surround us, particularly in the face of grief, infant loss and mental health issues. Every day is an adventure!

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