I decided to start the "Hippie Crunchy" socks that are the current STR club selection. The yarn color has grown on my, and I like it - now that it is blended together. It always amazes me the difference the transition from skein to merged stitches makes in the color.
This pattern is challenging for me, however! The fold-over top was achieved with little effort, but the mesh, open weave of the stitch pattern is proving to be a little more difficult. The stitch pattern is a repeat of 12 stitches, and I have chosen to put each set on a unique needle. So, I am knitting these on 6 needles. Also, I promptly snapped off the tip of one of my Pony Pearls, so I switched to metals - 8" needles (sigh). (Reminder: I must order those shorter ones from KnitPicks!) I have to get another set of these metals if I can find them. They are the inexpensive set available at JoAnn's fabrics, so that is one of the errands I must run today.
I wonder, does frogging back and picking up stithces on such an open-worked pattern ever get easier - ?? I just am not able to see the movement of the stitchs that well. If I drop a stitch, I am in a world of hurt. I wonder, is it my inexperience with this type of knitting, or just something that no one can do with much ease...?