Knitted Socks, Elliebelly Yarn (And, Early KAL Heads Up)

Ladymarysocks

My favorite sock knitter is Mommajnine on Ravelry.  She is absolutely fearless and will take on patterns that others look at and slowly sidle away.  Her socks are beautiful pieces of art. Every once in a while, I send her yarn and a month or so later, socks come back.

Elliebelly socks collage

The Turquoise blue socks are an older pair – she knit them about a year ago.  Despite their intricate cables, heavy wear, and a lot of washing, they still look brand new.  The pattern is called Roses for Margery and they are knit in Elliebelly's Juliet Sock Yarn.

The other two socks arrived just a few weeks ago and I'm already in love.  That's Paraphernalia in the gold, dyed on Elliebelly Merino Sock in the Oryx colorway, and Ocean Mist Socks, in the pale blue, which is Elliebelly MCN High Twist in the Lady Mary Colorway.  The Merino Cashmere High Twist has rapidly become my favorite fingering weight yarn.  I also used it for my Antarktis and think it's perfect for scarves and shawls.

I feel very lucky and grateful to Janine to have such lovely socks without lifting a finger.  I adore sock knitting, but don't always make time for it, which makes me think, perhaps a little bit early, that sock knitting would be a great theme for this year's Adventurous April Knitalong on the Ravelry group.  

Adventurous April is always one of my favorite KALs, and I am really looking forward to it this year.  Although April may seem far off, as I know from planning earlier versions of our annual KAL, it always comes up quickly.  I've put up the first thread on the Ravelry Group asking for input on KAL choices and hope you will join in, as it's so hopeful to hear from people early in the planning stages.  For those of you who haven't knit with us before, we typically welcome knitters who knit with any yarn, Elliebelly or others, and offer a variety of patterns.  It's always lots of fun.  So if you are interested, or even thinking about it, please join the group so you won't miss the sign up announcement or any of the pre-KAL chances to win some Elliebelly yarn.

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