Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Socktober

This time of year I always get bit by the sock knitting bug. I do not need more socks. My husband does not need more socks. and yet I keep knitting them.

First, I finished my September socks out of Hedgehog Fibres. This is the Frasier Fir pattern.

Next, I cast-on for October socks out of my coveted Rhinebeck Rainbow colorway from White Birch Fiber Arts. I wanted to play with short-rows so I chose the free Tipsy Toe Socks 2.0 pattern. I've finished the first sock and just cast-on for the second. This one is my lunch break project so it mostly stays in my office at work.

Finally, I needed a sock to work on when I'm at home as well so I pulled out a long-hoarded skein of Cake Pop Opal yarn with sparkle. For these I'm using my 10" addi circs and knitting a plain vanilla sock. I even continued the heel flap without breaking the yarn so my pattern is broken up across the front of the leg. It makes me die a little inside, I admit it, but I was feeling lazy and didn't want the extra ends to weave in that would have resulted by using contrasting heel yarn or pulling from the other end of the skein. I think it looks fine and I'm trying not to be overly dramatic about it.

One of these days I will get my act together and finish my Magnolia Cardigan so that I can cast-on for another larger project but for now I'm content with all the socks.

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