Thursday, July 5, 2018
Once Upon a Sock: July Edition
I have no finished socks....but I have cast on for a couple more...just can't help myself...I think I have 9 on the needles at the moment....so let's update where I am:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012) - has not changed
Carlos and Arne socks (July 3 2015)- using a 9" needle...keep losing stitches.
Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016) - started and stopped...
Just Keep Swimming - (6/16/16)
Candy Cane - 6/21/17Muertos - 8/13/17
Games Socks- 2/15/18
I'm Irish - 3/3/18
Cloudy Rainbows - 5/11/18
Sunny Skies - 5/12/18
Northampton Socks - 5/26/18
If there is no picture, I have linked to my Ravelry project page.
Okay, so the Kai-Mei have been in timeout for awhile. These are my oldest socks and really the reason I learned to knit...I pulled it out the other day and there is a dropped stitch...so I need to take some time and figure out where I am on it.
Carlos and Arne socks: I had put these on a 9" circular and stitches kept dropping off of it. So I recently transferred the sock to Karbonz DPNs AND cast on the second sock.
So I'm almost at the heels of both socks, where I always seem to stop. I'm just going to continue on with probably a slipped stitch heel....
Espalier socks - have not worked on these in forever...they are not very far along....I will probably frog them...going to pull the pattern up and decide after I take a look at it. The yarn is a self stripe that was part of a Hunger Games Club..
Just Keep Swimming - Again, I'm at the heel and I still haven't taken the time to learn the FLK heel, which is the one I want to do for this sock. So it's been in timeout.
Candy Cane - I need to decide on the contrast heel...again, I'm at the heel....yarn is Mothy and Squid
Muertos - so I have added a few more stripes....it is at 8" now, so again I'm at the heel....need to decide what contrast color I am going to do...The yarn is Desert Vista Dyeworks.
Games Socks - The yarn is from Eat, Knit, Dye, inspired by the Olympic rings. I am trying to decide what color to use as the heel...the green came with it, but I'm thinking it might be too close to the last green stripe. What do you think?
I'm Irish - I do love these so much! I have decided on using the yellow for the heels and maybe toes..The yarn is from Brazen Stitchery.
Cloudy Rainbows - Yarn is from Manic Pixie Dream,,,,I also really love these....not sure what I'll do for the heels...maybe follow the pattern from Susan B. Anderson's Smooth Operator.
Sunny Skies - not much has been done on these...think I'm just going to again do the Vanilla Latte as I really want to see the clouds in the socks...
Northampton Socks - These are going to be shorties, so again that darn heel is holding things up!
AND, I have a few more planned....I joined the Socks for Busy B's by Shannon Squire....I have the yarn for Free Time
AND, I ordered the Hermione yarn from Nomadic Yarns for Hermione and Crookshanks...
Think the contrast yarn is going to be the recently purchased Araucania Huasco Sock...what do you think?
I also bought some self-stripe at the recent Shop Hop
Phew!!!! That's a lot.....I hope to have at least 2 pair done for the August edition....please come and join us....the link-up is at Paula at Spin A Yarn.