Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sock it To Me...

One of my favorite knitters, Kim of  I'm gonna tell Mom!, knit one pair of socks per month in 2011.  This, combined with my new Magic Loop skills {great tutorial here}, and my husb's Christmas wish list, inspired me to knit socks again.

I am currently working on these.

I use the Adult Basic Sock pattern by Ann Norling, and a US 1, 40 inch cirular Knit Picks needle.  The yarn is Malabrigo Sock yarn {fabulous}. 

Yesterday I finished this pair, knit out of Regia Design Line by Kaffe Fassett {from my stash}.

I finished this next pair of socks before Prince Charles returned to school.  These socks were on double pointed needles among my UFOs... for a loooooong time.  I only had a few inches to  knit to finish the pair {shameful}.  I gave them to Charlie and he paid me the highest of compliments.  He wore them 3 days straight and on the 3rd day, at a party, allowed his friends to try them on.  Now they want me to knit them a pair of socks.  Anywho, these are made of Plymouth Happy Feet yarn.

For Christmas, the husb asked for a pair of socks that weren't too tight at the top.  So this is where my sock story began.  These socks are made of Dream in Color Sock yarn.  To finish these socks I used the "Quick Toe Shaping Method".  A method I created when I discovered at the end of the second sock that I had forgot to alternate knit rows with decreasing rows {duh}.  He'll never be the wiser.

I found these socks on Pinterest.  Maybe someday...

{You can find this picture, free pattern, and purchase yarn at Sweet Paprika Designs.} 


I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

You are on a Roll, woman! All the socks are lovely, and at this rate you will surpass my pair a month plan! That Ann Norling pattern is my go-to sock pattern.
See you soon!

Thimbleanna said...

You've made more socks in a month than I make in a year! I love that Ann Norling pattern - it's the basis I of almost all the socks I've made. You'd a lucky girl that your men will wear your socks - I'm pretty sure that would never happen at my house, although, maybe I should try it. I saw those last socks on pinterest too - they're soooo pretty!

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