That’s how long it took me to knit, not an aran sweater nor a lace shawl, but a simple pair of socks.
Back at the beginning of January, I had this brilliant idea of joining the “From your Stash Sock Club“. My first installment was a skein of Lotus Yarns Aura with which I cast on for a pair of Snowflake Lace socks from the now defunct Magknits from October 2006 (link to Ravelry pattern.
The colorway was “Walking with a Ghost” and I thought that the silver color of the yarn added to the silver thread would be extremely appropriate to a pattern evoking snowflakes.
It took me less than a month to finish the first sock but then I just had all these other yarns and sock patterns I wanted to try so the first sock languished until September when I finally cast on for the second one. It still took almost 2 months to knit the second sock, again, I was distracted by other yarns and deadlines, but I finished it, like I expected, a couple days after coming back from Stitches East.
I haven’t had a chance to wear them yet but the season for shiny, shimmery things and snowflakes is almost here, so I finished them just in time and will wear them soon!
Additional notes: They were knit toe up, of course, with a short-row heel. I wouldn’t have it any other way!