Thursday, May 3, 2018

Once Upon A Sock: May Edition

This was my picture from the April edition, so where are we?

I finished the Zombie Valentine socks April 8...
Yarn:  Brazen Stitchery My Zombie Valentine
Contrast yarn: Two Sisters in Red
Needle: Kollage square 9" US 1/2.25mm
Socks started: June 21, 2017 (Vanilla pattern)
I finished the Hudson Bay socks on April 12, 2018
Yarn: Fishknits Yarn on the Strong Heart base, color is Canadiana
Needle: Knitpicks 5" DPNs, size US 1, 2.25 mm (wood needles)
Socks started: June 21, 2017 - the cuff was actually started before this, but I just put down that date as starting point

I followed Susan B. Anderson's directions for this yarn and pattern.

Did I mention my obsession with self stripe yarn?  This is just a small sampling.  I actually have a tub mostly filled with it..
This arrived today, waiting on another
I especially enjoy a Gobstopper ball....This is the box I bought for the Box of Sox Kal this year.  I haven't gotten very far in it as I wanted to finish up some WIPs.  So the first socks that will count for my Box of Sox is my Kiss Me, I'm Irish ones (Vanilla Latte pattern)
They are at 6" right now. I do enjoy about 7" on the leg.  I have to decide what I'm going to do for the heel...contrast or not?  Speaking of that, I have also been collecting some mini skeins for contrast heels/toes.

The other one I've been working on is the Games socks (Vanilla Latte pattern)
I'll finish the red and white stripe and then work on the heel.  I have the green as a contrast for these socks...the mini came with the Gobstopper ball.....The only thing about the Gobstopper balls is you can only do one sock at a time

No love was given to my Just Keep Swimming socks...I am on the heel, and I still want to do the Fish Lips, but haven't taken the time to sit down and figure it out yet....I's on the list
I didn't give any love to the other four pair on the needles.  My Kai-Mei (the only non-stripe sock) has a dropped stitch that I have to go back and figure out.  The other three just didn't see any loving..what are you going to do?

I am looking to work on some patterns that showcase the stripey more that the Vanilla Latte or a ribbed sock.  Although ribbed socks fit me the best....and I maybe should work on some of my non self stripe yarn and patterns.....

On the way home today, I was like, "Maybe I can whip up a pair of shorty socks for May 4"  (You know May the Fourth Be With You Day).....Yeah, I realized that wasn't going to happen....I had the yarn (I do have other SW inspired yarn)
It's 100% superwash merino, no should still work, right? I do have Star Wars socks I was gifted at now it's do I wear my Star Wars family shirt or my Come to the Dark Side, we have cookies shirt, or the "dressier" Star Wars shirt I have, decisions, decisions....a couple former students have already asked me if I'm wearing a Star Wars shirt on Friday....

Sorry, geeked out there for a minute.....

So if you'd like to join us, Paula at Spin A Yarn has the link-up....please join us...


Kat @ felinity knits said...

Oooh you have so much exciting sock yarn! I love it all!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Have you seen the pattern Broken Jack or the pattern Mystik Spirals? They are both fun with self-striping yarn!

You’ve got a few more finished, so good for you! So colourful!

As for no nylon, the tricks are knitting tight gauge and then being careful in how you treat, in shoes or slippers, hand wash, lay flat to dry, etc. I still find they wear out fast so I always look for nylon content myself.

Paula@SpinAYarn said...

I love seeing all of your sock projects and all the cool yarn too :) I understand the need for geek as well. I love May the Fourth be with you! I'm still working on the link party and trying to figure out how to get the actual links to show up on my blog instead of having to click the link.

Stefanie said...

Self-striping yarn is always fun as it does the work for you. Great job on your progress.

Meg said...

Look at all those completed socks! Well done, you! :D