We lost power in the strong storms on Monday night, and just got it back this afternoon (on the second day without it). It was pretty frustrating to be without electricity, but everyone made it through OK (even the fishtank), with the exception of the food in the fridge. One benefit of the outage was that it delayed my posting this by a day or two, helping to guarantee that I don’t unintentionally spoil anyone’s surprise for the Chewy Spaghetti sock club’s July Blue Plate Special. (Hopefully everyone has had theirs delivered by now… if not, avert your eyes!)
The monthly sock kit contains my new “Roof Ridge Socks” pattern and this bold, fun new colorway from Chewy Spaghetti called “Eclectic.” (Obligatory Ravelry link: here.) I had a lot of fun watching the bright colors play out on this sock, which I designed with the potential difficulties of loudly multicolored sock yarns in mind. The biased stitches and slip-stitch panels play to the strengths of the varying hues, while the afterthought heel preserves the established striping and helps to avoid pooling over the top of the foot. I’m really happy with the way it came out! And judging from the early response on Ravelry, many other people are, too.
Once the sock club is over, this pattern will go on to live in the Chewy Spaghetti library, so it will be available through Khris’ site and wherever else Chewy Spaghetti can be found.