Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A Tour of Socks and a Crocheted Sock-Along!

At the beginning of the year, one full day was devoted to organizing my yarn stash. During that epic experience, yarns that were the most appealing were placed into the 2015 project basket. A lot of the skeins were fingering weight sock yarn and the adventure of making a pair of socks a month started. Here is a little tour of the journey so far.

January - City Girl


Yarn: Turtlepurl Striped Turtle Toes in City Girl
Needle: US 1 (2.25mm)
Method: 64 sts; Magic Loop; garter stitch heel; cuff down

February - Gingerbread Houses


Yarn: Dancing Dog Dyeworks Twist Sock in Gingerbread Houses
Needle: US 1 (2.25mm)
Method: 64 sts; Magic Loop; Fish Lips Kiss heel; cuff down

March - Nano


Yarn: Turtlepurl Striped Turtle Toes in Nano
Needle: US 1 (2.25mm)
Method: 64 sts; Magic Loop; Fish Lips Kiss heel; cuff down

IU Basketball Socks - 2014/2015 Season


Yarn: Yarn Hollow Bitty in Chili Red and Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Antler
Needle: US 2 (2.75mm)
Method: 64 sts; Magic Loop; toe up with afterthought heel
Knitted in red for 8 rows when the team won and cream when they lost.

April - Neon Beach


Yarn: Regia Fluormania Color in Neon Beach
Needle: US 1 (2.25mm)
Method: 64 sts; Magic Loop; Fish Lips Kiss heel; cuff down

May - Chorange


Yarn: Knit Picks Fingering dyed by me with Cherry and Orange Kool-Aid
Needle: US 1 (2.25mm)
Method: 64 sts; Magic Loop; Fish Lips Kiss heel; cuff down

There will be some cozy feet in this house next winter! It just might call for a clearing out of store-bought socks to make room for #operationsockdrawer. (FYI: If you are on Instagram, do give a search for that #. The various socks people are making are tremendous!) The June socks are just off the needles and I will share those in the podcast episode 18. The July socks are going to be a bit of a cheat!!! They just might be started in June because they are too exciting to resist. So, what's the deal? Well...


I will be using this pretty in pink skein of yarn that my dear friend Christina of A Knitter's Life dyed for me. To make it even more special, I am going to (gulp) crochet the socks instead of knit them. Well, I can't take on that challenge alone so if any of you want to join in our Crocheted Sock-Along, hop over to Ravelry.com and join in the fun on the Brownie Knits group. We will be crocheting our socks throughout June and July of 2015. We are sharing links to pattern suggestions, the yarn we have selected, and just generally helping each other along the way. Cheers to cozy feet!




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