Extremity Knitting

It just came to my attention that the summer issue of Knitty is out; they’re calling it “the extremities issue”, as it is focusing on gloves and socks and the like. This is very sensible for a summer issue – small projects are way more tolerable in this weather than big sweaters and afghans that lay across your lap. (I, of couse, am quite intelligently spending my summer making a beaded mohair shawl….)
Looking at their new pattern offerings, there’s a pretty toe-up sock design, Widdershins that I might try, or maybe the longer, lacy Baudelaire pair. The Sock Monkey Hat is adorable. While I am not a legwarmer fan, the Manresa pattern makes some that look really comfy and non-80s-flashback – I could imagine pulling these on for a commute over tights, if one’s shoes didn’t accomodate bulky wool socks.

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