Somewhere I can let out my inner crafter without being labeled as even more insane.

I now have a truely ridiculous number of socks on the go now- 5 pairs. Aren’t I sensible??? (Don’t answer that). Rather than cover them all separately, I thought I’d dump them in as one entity on the blog. So, in no particular order:

1)Project bird socks. I’ve since finished the first one. I found a fairly annoying mistake in the pattern (note to self: always look up the errata on books before you start…), which will be corrected in the next sock. (These socks don’t even see the outside of the house until they’re done…no travelling)

2) Tiptoe through the tulips. These really haven’t progressed that much since you last saw them- they live at work so I work on them for precisely one lunch break a week (and of course I also eat my lunch in that hour so…) I also haven’t been working on them over the Easter break so…*shrugs* They’ll get done eventually. (These socks don’t travel). These *might* get swapped with the other waffle stitch socks I have started, I don’t think I want to do the heels at work…

 

3)Easy with-a-pattern socks. These weren’t really introduced properly- I got this yarn as a Christmas present from an ex-housemate. We meet up twice a year to buy Christmas/house birthday gifts for each other. I suggested sock yarn so I could make ‘tea socks’. We’re both incredibly British and so drink lots of tea. The pattern is called ‘Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.’, so it’s incredibly apt. I’m changing elements, but these are basically my 2017 Christmas socks. Hopefully they’ll be done by the end of May, when the housemate comes to visit for the house birthday gifts! (These socks travel)

4) Easy no pattern socks. More waffle stitch goodness, for when I’m travelling but don’t want a pattern. Lovely travelling socks 🙂 I should’ve remembered to put a spare ball of yarn in the bag for the afterthought heel, but I made do with the other end of the ball of yarn. Hopefully I’ll see the scrap yarn alright when it comes to take it out…

5) Socks for a friend. These are going to be sinple 4 rows 2 rows alternating colours. I had to get this yarn speciailly- she’s a vegan and therefore I had to get some acrylic yarn. It’s fun using this- it feels quite a lot like cotton, but has more stretchiness. My gauge doesn’t appear to have changed, whch is always a bonus! The plan for this yarn (because I could only get 50g of two different colours…) is to do 4-2 stripes, with the toe, heel and cuffs in the smaller colour. It doesn’t look all that appealing at the moment, but I’m hoping it’ll come together better when I’ve knitted more (pic done just after I started striping, so it doesn’t look the same now :P)

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Comments on: "WIP Wed- err, Saturday- socks edition" (1)

  1. They all look good!

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