I have been on a bit of a sock knitting run lately. I’ve finished my easy, mindless, not designed by me, sock blank socks. Well, mostly finished – you can see that last heel needs to be grafted. These will be for my Mom for Christmas. Yeah, I like to get things done early. I know I’m going to knit her socks, might as well do it when the mood strikes.
Once they were well under way I pulled the poorly behaving socks out of their time out. They are very nicely behaved little socks now. Well, as nicely behaved as neon pink socks can be. Heel is turned on the first one, have a fun idea for the toe, so looking forward to that. This yarn is Indigodragonfly’s merino nylon sock. the colour is called OMGWTFPink. Yep.
So then I started these. One of my knitting goals for this year is to learn toe up socks. I’ve only ever done ONE toe up sock before. It was devastating enough that I never knit the second and eventually frogged the first and gave the yarn away. I think I may finally be over it though, I am having a BLAST knitting these.
Figuring out Judy’s Magic Cast on was fun – ok I totally didn’t figure it out, I watched Cat Bordhi’s video a bunch of times and copied what she did. A truly awesome way to learn a new knitting skill, Cat’s videos are very clear and all come with a fun little story. I like it enough that I am going to be following this video to try out her Sweet Tomato Heel next. I’ll get back to you on how it works out. I am not really following a pattern for these socks, they are my attempt at coming up with my own Vanilla Toe Up method. My top down recipe that I carry around in my head is a mish-mash of a bunch of patterns and my own knitting experiences. That’s what I’m going to recreate for the toe up method. The yarn is Fortissima Colori Socka Color in the colour 9095 that I found on clearance at Len’s a couple of weeks ago. Clearance self striping sock yarn? Oh yeah!! These are for Joey, he’s really liking the stripes.
Also, you know I couldn’t knit up all these socks without replenishing the stash. (No, it didn’t really need replenishing, thanks for asking). But look, it’s FOZZIE BEAR yarn! From Another Crafty Girl. Who could resist?
Just to keep the theme going I even did a bit of sewing this weekend! Check out the new project bag I made. You’ll be shocked to hear that it’s sock sized, hehe.