Two months left of the wildly successful self-imposed-sock-club and this month is a sock that (rather ironically) I’ve been meaning to knit for a while.
Ages ago I designed Lenore for the Rockin’ Sock Club (out of the aptly named colourway "Lenore") and I knit them then to check my pattern and sort it out, but those were sent off with the pattern submission and I was left sadly Lenore-less. Months later, because I was a sock club member, I got the kit in the mail, but for reasons I’m trying to figure out, I put it away unknit. (While my track record with the self-imposed-sock-club is awesome, to say that my performance with actual sock clubs is spotty at best would be too kind.)
Now, a good chunk of time later, I was putting together this year’s kits, and there it was. I thought it was a bummer that I didn’t own a pair of socks that I’d designed and loved, and so the kit was resurrected and went into the queue. I guess absence makes the heart grow fonder, because I love them entirely and can’t imagine what consigned them to the abyss in the first place. The pattern is quick and easy, but has awesome results, if I dare say so myself. (The pattern also has a child’s size on it and as soon as I started knitting them again I remembered that the urge to knit petal pink Little Lenore’s for the closest wee gal had been overwhelming at the time. I think I’m over it.)
When I designed these socks, Tina’s Raven Clan colourways were brand new, and me being a great big Poe fan from way back, I couldn’t help but think instantly of the poem The Raven, and these socks were inspired by the lost Lenore in it. It’s what she would have worn, I feel sure of it. Knitting them today I’m remembering how perfect they felt, and how much I love this pattern, and how much I thought I nailed it, and just how really great they are- and I’m getting to visit with all those good feelings that I had. I think they’re just so pretty, and I’m so glad they’re back.
Still begs the question of why I shoved it in the back of the linen closet when it arrived, but sometimes knitting’s just like that. I’m forever trying to figure out why this got abandoned or why that sunk to the bottom of the queue. Sometimes it’s because it’s boring or I don’t really like it, but that’s not the case with these. I just totally forgot that I loved them somehow. My money’s on distraction. I bet some other yarn waggled its little label at me and I got all confused.
What sends something you like to the back of the closet?