Once Upon A Sock – September 2019

How is it already the first of the month? I think I wrote about most of my sock updates in my last post, and the socks I was working on then, I’m still working on.

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My Half Blood Prince socks are just past the heel and gusset. I must say, I’m OBSESSED with this yarn. I bought it back in April when I visited Montreal, bought from Espace Tricot. The yarn is Asylum Fibers (I can hardly resist the Canadian urge to spell it ‘Fibres’), and this yarn is so very soft. I’m a bad knitter who didn’t knit my gauge swatch which, to be honest, made me a little nervous. When I’ve knit lace socks in the past, they’ve typically been more loose than my stockinette socks, but the cables seem to counteract the loose lace, so all in all it’s looking go so far!

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I’ve made quite a bit of progress on my Doctor Who socks. They came with me last week when my friend and I went to the Canadian National Exhibition (or, to those in southern Ontario, the CNE or The Ex as it’s better known as). We ventured to The Ex because we had tickets for a concert at a neighbouring venue – I may have also snuck in a few rounds between the opening act and headliners. This is the yarn I overdyed, and while I may have made it a wee bit too blue, I’m not mad at how it’s coming together.

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Well, that’s all for now. Back to the knitting!

 


About Once Upon a Sock: On the first Thursday of the month, a number of sock-knitting bloggers share their progress with the theme “Once Upon a Sock,” an awesome initiative co-ordinated by Paula @ Spin A Yarn! It’s well worth checking out the other posts because it’s always interesting to see what other people are looking at; it’s like sock yarn eye candy!

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Once Upon A Sock – August 2019

More sock progress this month!  I’ve finished one sock that will be a present.  I don’t want to share pics of the sock or yarn until both are finished and gifted, but I WILL say that this pair was made with the Vanilla Latte Socks pattern by Virginia Rose-Jeanes.  I’ve made this pattern twice before and love its simplicity with enough interest to make the progress feel faster.

With a few days with high heat and humidity, I took myself to the movies and got some movie knitting done. These vanilla rainbow socks are making me super happy. The yarn is Regia Pairfect.  The only thing stumping me is how to do the heel.  I’m thinking of grabbing some left over stash yarn for heels and toes and making it a heel flap (which is very likely what will happen).  Afterthought heels aren’t really my jam, so it will likely be a flap. However, if I do afterthought, then I don’t have to work as much before continuing with the heel… hmmm…. if anyone feels strongly either way, leave a comment.  Apparently, I’m changeable!

And finally, the dreaded Kroy socks are still in progress, although sock #2 is creeping along round by round.  I swear, Kroy, never again!

At least the colours are pretty.


About Once Upon a Sock: On the first Thursday of the month, a number of sock-knitting bloggers share their progress with the theme “Once Upon a Sock,” an awesome initiative co-ordinated by Paula @ Spin A Yarn! It’s well worth checking out the other posts because it’s always interesting to see what other people are looking at; it’s like sock yarn eye candy!

Once Upon a Sock – July

After taking a sock-pause in May, I was back to sock knitting through June.  This was in large part because my pause project, the Flying Vee, came off the needles not as expected, so as that sat in a time out, I started a pair of Skimmer Socks.  I needed something that would finish quickly, that satisfaction that comes from fast projects. I must say, I’m pretty happy with them!

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Both yarns used were hand-dyed. They’re sock happiness.

I’ve been working on a pair for my grandfather as well.  He got sock #1 for his birthday at the end of the month with a promise that sock #2 was on my needles and will be forthcoming.  Seeing as summer has arrived in southern Ontario, warm woolen socks really won’t be needed for a few months yet, he was more than happy with the promise of a second sock. This is the pair I’m making with Kroy, and it may be my last because I’m really not enjoying working with a yarn that is as heavy as Kroy is.  They say it’s a fingering weight, but I really don’t believe it. I was able to work on this sock while camping last weekend, so the leg is about halfway done.  Half the battle, in my mind.

Finally, a birthday present pair of socks for my mum was started. I LOVE the yarn. I want to post all the pictures of the yarn, but for now, that will have to wait for another month or two.


About Once Upon a Sock: On the first Thursday of the month, a number of sock-knitting bloggers share their progress with the theme “Once Upon a Sock,” an awesome initiative co-ordinated by Paula @ Spin A Yarn! It’s well worth checking out the other posts because it’s always interesting to see what other people are looking at; it’s like sock yarn eye candy!

Once Upon a Sock: May 2019

When the first Thursday in April came along, the date that is typical for releasing the Once Upon a Sock posts, I was walking thousands of steps all over Montreal, then trying to recover onboard a Via Rail train back home. Needless to say, I didn’t write anything sock-y last month.

For May, I am pleased to show progress in a few pairs.  The last time I posted about my Leo and Roxy socks was for March’s Once Upon a Sock;  they were finished in time for the Montreal getaway, keeping my poor, tired feet nothing if not warm.

I also finished my plain stockinette socks, a good go-to pair for ‘keeping the hands busy’ knitting. The yarn is Opal, and it does this fabulous, effortless self patterning thing, making the socks look far fancier than I ever intended. I haven’t worn these, nor have I decided if I’m going to be selfish and keep them, or if I’ll tuck them aside…

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While in Montreal, I bought a gorgeous skein of Biscotte self-striping yarn.  This is my second Biscotte skein, and I LOVE this yarn. It is unbelievably soft and lovely to work with.  Over the Easter weekend, I took myself to the movies, cuff completed, and ready to start the leg.

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Once again, I am completely enamoured with a simple stockinette sock, where all I’ve had to do is knit over and over.  I essentially got the leg worked up while watching Shazam!, worked on the heel and gusset through the following week, so by the time I sat to watch Avengers Endgame, I was ready to work the foot.

And then, this happened:

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While I LOVE working on socks, I may not be as sock happy through the next month. I’m really itching to find a different project, something less sock-y, more time involved… maybe a sweater or t-shirt is on the horizon… off to Ravelry!


About Once Upon a Sock: On the first Thursday of the month, a number of sock-knitting bloggers share their progress with the theme “Once Upon a Sock,” an awesome initiative co-ordinated by Paula @ Spin A Yarn! It’s well worth checking out the other posts because it’s always interesting to see what other people are looking at; it’s like sock yarn eye candy!