It seems I have some knitting catch up to do here on the blog!
Guess what I’ve been making? Heh.
I showed you the beginning of a sock back in… oops… March:
Which finished up look like this:
These were toe-up socks for Joey using the Spice Man pattern. Just a plain foot and ribbed cuff, but what else are you going to do with that crazy yarn! It’s a good easy pattern if you’re looking to give toe-up socks a try I’d recommend it. The yarn is Lang Yand Jawoll Color Aktion, colour 132.0289. (Do you think they have 131 other striped yarns?) Not super soft, but very sturdy and very machine washable.
I got into the gift knitting spirit too. I often knit for Christmas and fall birthdays during the summer. I know some of you are cringing at the mere thought of winter holidays, and likely think I’m nuts, BUT! when I open that drawer in December that has all the accumulated knit presents in it? Don’t I feel awesome! Oh look, a whole whack of presents that just need wrapped! HA!
First up, socks for my mom!
This is the Old Joe pattern, knit in Indigodragonfly Merino Sock, colour West Side Story 2: Jumping the Shark. They are a very mom blue, I think she’ll like them. And if you like a sock with an easy to remember pattern that results in some nice texture then this is the pattern for you. Just knits and purls, not much counting; looks spiffy in the end.
Next, socks for Brenda. Brenda often asks for really crazy coloured socks, but as I was working on these I couldn’t help but think that they looked like something she would pick. That’s how it goes sometimes, right? Check out the awesome cables.
There are more on the leg too, little knots that drip around the leg as you knit. Hence the name of the pattern, Drip Drip Drop.
This was one of those patterns that I had know intention of making, but as I saw others working it up in a knit-along I just had to try the cables, they were so pretty. I’ve not done a lot of cabling, so it was a bit of a challenge, but not as hard as I was afraid it would be. The lovely green yarn? A Socks that Rock Rare Gem from Blue Moon Fibre Arts.
After two solid socks I was in the mood for some crazy coloured yarn. I’ve had this Candy Sprinkles from Studioloo in my stash for the longest time. I’ve tried a couple of patterns with it over the years, and never loved what I got. I’ve done this spiral idea on crazy yarns before, it always seems to work, and it’s fun to do. I ganked it from Cat Bordhi’s Coriolis socks – I didn’t use her construction, just the spiral.
There is one other pair of finished socks, but they require their own post, as I have quite a bit of info to go with them. Scrap lovers keep your eyes peeled for the next post!
Currently I have two pairs in the works. A cabled pair for my mom that uses a cable I made up:
The yarn is Indigodragonfly Merino Sock, colour Grr… Arf! (Mutant Wheaten)
And of course, I needed a new project for camp!
Bright socks against the trees of Algonquin Park. The yarn is Wildfire Dreams, which doesn’t seem to be available any more. The socks are inspired by Cookie A’s Lateral – I thought the ridges might be good for the wild variegation. I’m loving how they’re turning out, and the texture is very squishy!
That’s it for the sock round up!
Tune in next time for… uhhh… another sock!