One of my Hogwart Prefects, Clidonia Acromantula, recently told me about three Harry Potter socks featured on the Socktopia site. These three patterns, Nagini, Bellatrix and Fawkes made my personal top list for creativity! And, the whole Socktopia concept made me long to join this group of clever knitters.
Socktopia is a year long theme based sock KAL. The goal is to have 12 finished socks by the end of the year.
Instead of everyone knitting the same pattern, you knit a theme. Each month five new themes will be annouced. You just pick one and start knitting!! There really is no wrong way to play, as long as you explain how your socks matches the theme you picked.
Finshed socks are then posted on their Socktopia Flickr page. And, there is even a Socktopia Group on Ravelry! Each month they have a give-away and a real time game. Doesn’t that sound like a blast?? I signed up, yes I did!
Not only did I sign up immediately, I ran to my stash cabinet and pulled out my Lorna Laces Shepherd Sock in the FLAME colorway and cast on FAWKES! I always knew I would find a pattern for that yarn and the colors are just PERFECT for this Fawkes pattern!
Why is my yarn selection PERFECT for this pattern? The colors alone are the same as Fawkes, Albus Dumbledore’s pet phoenix. And the Lorna Lace’s colorway, FLAME, reminded me that Fawkes regenerates by bursting into ‘flames’. The FAWKES pattern uses a stitch motif called the Phoenix Stitch and it is supposed to remind one of a rising flame on a garter rib background. It is fun to knit!
I just may have to knit through the weekend and finish these fun socks! And then when I’m finished I may need to cast on Nagini and Bellatrix. Oh wait, wasn’t there A BOOK I am supposed to be reading?