I was wondering which yarn to use for my May crochet socks when I got a sample skein from Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts. They are a Canadian yarn retailer that specializes in beautifully hand-dyed yarns and the yarn they sent me is so squishy and lovely to work with! The colour is called Arctic Midnight and the yarn is a superwash merino/nylon fingering/sock yarn.
Once I had the yarn the next dilemma was finding a sock pattern, which I got from a borrowed copy of More Crocheted Socks by Janet Rehfeldt and Mary Jane Wood. Easy, right? Not so. After making the toe I changed my mind – something about the design and yarn just wasn’t working for me. I frogged all but the toe and went with a simple half double crochet (worked into the back loop) alternating with single crochet rounds. And (exciting!) I’m going to try adding reinforcement thread to the heel 😀 Yeah, I’m a nerd. I worried that I would get bored with the same stitch, round after round like I did with April’s socks but the different colours in the yarn are keeping me entertained. With every stitch I guess and wonder what the fabric will look like. So far I’ve reached the start of the heel and I love the design the yarn is making as I go along. It makes me think of deep blue ocean with light filtering through the ripples.