A sock!

This evening I finished a sock, aside from the afterthought heel.


I’m using three leftover balls of blue from three different sock projects (hey Marissa, maybe you have enough blue socks now….?), and the yellow/green/blue is leftover yarn from a pair of Monkey socks.  I’m using every last bit of two blues, but I’ll still have yellow and the toe/cuff yarn left. 

I started the second sock right away, because I have a deep-seated fear of Second Sock Syndrome.  I almost always knit my socks two at a time to avoid SSS, but because this was travel knitting, I wanted it to be simple, fun, and somewhat instantly gratifying. PS the metal needles didn’t make any TSA agents bat an eye.

Do you prefer one or two at a time when it comes to sock knitting?

New socks. Whose socks?

Hm, that title makes me think that I may have too much Dr. Seuss in my life. Nah, no such thing! 😂

Anyway, moving on…. tonight I am so pleased to announce that I have finally finished the socks requested by my husband back in….(runs off to check Ravelry) January! Maybe even earlier, because he chose the yarn from Webs, and it had to ship from Massachusetts, blah, blah. 

Here they are!


The pattern is Mr. Pitt’s socks (any Seinfeld fans out there catch the reference?) and the yarn is Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light in color 4207, Salt and Pepper. As usual, I used Magic Loop, in order to have them done at the same time and be identical without having to take copious notes or think too much. 😜

With these off the needles, I’m itching to start a new pair for myself with this yarn:


This is the only yarn from Stash Exchange 2015 that I haven’t used yet, and my personal goal was to use all my stash exchange yarn (at least use some of each skein) by this year’s exchange. I’m cutting it close!  

I also have the personal goal of not  letting repeat offenders return to the stash exchange. So this skein really needs me to knit it up! I’m thinking toe-up to make the best use of the yardage, and simple stockinette so whatever pattern emerges (if any pattern emerges at all)  will show. Wish me luck!

Finished socks!

We took the kids to play at Crissy Field today. The more they play outside, the less they argue and fight and make incredibly loud noises in our apartment…   

And besides, it was a gorgeous day to be at the beach.

 I took along my sock project, determined to finish the toe today!
  
I learned that I can Kitchener while walking, and I now have a very colorful pair of “Ziggy Plays Guitar.” 

   
 
Hope you had a good weekend too!

So close, and yet… Good night.

Tips for knitting with kids:

1. Take them to play somewhere you can  knit whilst supervising.


Bonus points if you can also sit down.

2. Let the kids watch a movie.

3. Leave phone in the other room.

And you might knit half a sock in only one afternoon/evening!

Considering how unscientific I was about dividing the yarn, I’m amazed at how identical these have turned out! Not 100%, but pretty good!

Half a FO

I finished my first Ziggy Plays Guitar sock!

  
I’ll have you know it’s quite tricky to satisfactorally photograph one’s own knit-clad foot, especially at night. It was interesting to note that I only used blues and purples in this skein of Noro, and I didn’t reach the red/orange at all. I suspect a small person may end up with a pair of stripey socks…

Alpaca, spun!

Tonight I finished spinning my 8.9 oz of alpaca.  It’s more even and thinner than I’ve been spinning lately, so it feels like it’s taken a really long time!  

I’ll let it rest tonight and start plying tomorrow.

I also finished the heel of my Ziggy Played Guitar socks, but havent got a photo yet. The color changes are so fun- I expect to have both socks finished before long.

New sock II

Oops, didn’t hit “publish” last night, which explains my two posts in a row. I’m nearly at the heel! The changing colors really keep me going.  I only stopped because I need to  finish my spinning project.
Thankfully, the pattern calls for a short-row heel, so the rainbow-y gradation won’t be interrupted. My challenge was to start the heel before I reached the purple on the Noro, so the heel would stand out. 

What a fun knit!