Over a week ago I finally received my first sock club shipment of the year. I was so excited I didn't even take a picture of the shipment before winding the yarn and getting started. Next month I'll be more blog conscious...I promise.
I have one and 3/4 of the second sock done. The picture above was taken yesterday morning - I honestly didn't realize I had knit so much over last night and this morning. I'm one pattern repeat from starting the toe. Woohoo!
But, as you can see, these socks are beaded. The pattern is called "Queen of Beads" and at the start was a ROYAL pain in my butt! The beads barely (barely!) fit over the yarn and were a almost impossible to get strung. I've made beaded stoles/shawls before and were so easy in comparison!! However, that being said, I really love the look of beaded socks and the yarn/bead combo on these is really nice in person. The pictures don't do it justice!
One thing I love about these sock clubs is that I learn so much with every pair. Right off the bat I learned how to do a tubular cast on that uses yarn overs. It was way easier then I thought it was going to be (once I got the hang of it). The directions that came with the sock was very easy to follow and I think I'll be using it for all (maybe?) future socks.
Here's a close up of the beading: