Sock Stories – February 2020

I got my pink socks finished this month! I have loved this yarn since I first laid eyes on it at the 2018 Great Toronto Yarn Hop, and they have become a pair of socks I simply adore!

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The yarn is very, um, busy, to say the least, so I am very happy I went with a solid cuff/heel/toe to try and calm the socks down.

Just look at that eyelet action:

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The pattern was Petunia Dursley’s Double Eyelet Socks by Erica Lueder, a great way to have added interest; any other pattern/texture would have likely gotten lost with the busy yarn.

I’ve also taken my self patterning Regia (and the like) remnants and have created a Frankenstein kind of skein (two small cakes, to be exact) to create another pair of scrappy socks. I’m tackling them from the toe up rather than my preferred cuff down, this way, I can get to the leg and knit until I think I can’t anymore, using up as much of this yarn as possible.

The other notable socks on my needles right now is Cozy Autumn Socks by This Handmade Life.  I’m using another skein I bought at the yarn hop, this time it’s Robosheep Yarns Sock’s Zombie Face colourway. I haven’t made it too much past the cuff because it’s lace, and my lace attention has been focused on my Samwise Cowl, but I did take them to work through the week and managed to complete a few rounds over my lunch hours, so they haven’t been ignored completely.

Happy knitting!

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