Tuesday, July 17

Summer Socks

I have been knitting up a storm this summer, and I have a few new pairs of socks to show for it.

This pair was a very long work in progress. The socks are made from the little remnant balls of yarn left from other sock projects. I knit two different yarns at a time, alternating rows, then swapping out one color for another, creating a blend of colors. It was a huge pain the bun, what with carrying around umpteen tiny balls of yarn and weaving in all those ends, but I think it was worth it. The Scrap Vomit of socks, if you will.

The pattern I used is called Charade, which I modified to work toe-up in a narrower size.

Next up was a very quick pair of toe-less, heel-less socks, perfect for those nights when I want something on my feet but it's just too hot to wear full-on socks.

I modified these Yoga Socks so it's just a straight knit throughout and smaller fit.

The yarn is Knit Picks Palette in Semolina *I think*

The yoga socks were really just a stash project to tide me over until a package arrived with new yarn. Included in the package was a couple skeins of Imagination - one of my favorite soft & squishy yarns. I have another pair in the Frog Prince colorway from years ago (now discontinued), and I couldn't wait to start knitting with this gorgeous Unicorn colorway.

I dove right into some late night bed knitting, as well as a few unusual spots.

The toes and feet were knit while waiting in line to see Ed Sheeran perform in Nashville. We waited outside in 90+ heat for about four hours. Needless to say, I got a lot of knitting done and the show was a-mah-zing.

The last half of these socks were knit in the car on our way to Gatlinburg, as well as while driving and hiking through the Smoky Mountains. The pattern in my own design - a simple lace in toe-up. I kept these anklets because I only had 219 yards of yarn :)

That brings me to my latest project, which is still on the needles:

The yarn is Stroll Hand Painted in Watermelon and the 462 yards goes a long way on my tiny feet. My plan was to knit until I ran out of yarn, but I think I might end up with weird knee socks if I do that.

I think I'm about ready to start the cuff, which will give the socks another inch or two and then I'll call it good.  

Congratulations! You made it to the end of this post about socks! Go pour yourself a cold one and get someone to pat you on the back. 

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