Purpley Circley Socks


I’m on a new show now, and needed new backstage knitting. While act 1 is busy for me, act two is very boring, as most people are on stage the whole time, leaving me nothing to do and no one to talk to.

I needed the pattern to be pretty simple, as I am knitting in the semi-dark, and I need to be able to put it down quickly if stuff comes up. I had to decide between my two current favourite skeins of sock yarn in the stash, but I ended up choosing Socks that Rock lightweight in ‘The Incredible Shrinking Violet’.

I can’t remember if I posted about it, but Blue Moon sent me this skein by accident! I have never used their yarn before, although I did put my name on the list for this year’s sock club, but pulled out because it was just too much money. Apparently there was some sort of glitch in the system that sent this package out to me (I think it was May? April?). I did let them know, and they let me keep it!


Back to the pattern, which is the free Circle Socks pattern. It’s fun and textured, but nice and easy too. It is also doing some cool things with the STR, which I almost always see pooling in people’s projects. I think hand-dyed yarns look so great in reverse stockingette, so I just love this pattern.