As a way to kick off this stash busting I decided to take on a task with a set deadline. My mother's birthday is coming up. A hand knitted pair of socks would go nicely with the rest of her gifts. She's been requesting a pair of black socks that she could wear to work and show off.
Grabbing the skein of Cherry Tree Hill I had in my stash and Charlene Schurch's More Sensational Knitted Socks, I casted on the first 72 stitches of my journey.
I decided to work the Crosshatch Lace pattern. It didn't quite turn out the way I wanted it but it still looks nice. When not stretched out they look like a slouch sock from the 80s. My mom loved those. The pattern was easy to memorize. This is my second successful sock from that book.
My mom will receive the socks next week.
My next sock is already on the needles. I am trying out a new technique for this pair and possibly using up 2 skeins :)