Welcome to Makers Wednesday, our favorite day of the week here at Patterned HQ! We love Wednesday because that’s the day we take a moment to celebrate the Maker in all of us. Wont’ you join us?
This week, it should come as no surprise that I’m knitting another pair of socks. What can I say? They’re the perfect knit for summer – small enough that they don’t drape my lap with unwanted heat in this sweltering Tennessee weather, and also easily portable. I have knit on this particular pair at the library, the pool, and even waiting at the pharmacy to fill a prescription! Plus, my goal is to have a sock drawer full of hand knit beauties by winter, so I may as well keep on stitching!
The pair I’m knitting now is Hermione’s Everyday Socks, inspired by one of the main characters in the Harry Potter novels. The yarn is some that I dyed myself, also inspired by Hermione. Practical and lovely, just like Hermione, these socks hit the spot for me (which requires a pattern other than plain knitting that isn’t too complicated):
As is my usual custom now, I’m knitting them both at one time on the same pair of needles so as to avoid “second sock syndrome” (a condition some knitters experience – myself included – when they finish one sock and for some reason can’t bring themselves to cast on for the second one because it feels like they just made one!).
So, what are YOU making this week? Share it with us in the comments, or post on social media with the tag #MakersWednesday!