Fireside Socks

My 2020 Advent Socks are getting me the dark cold evenings around here. Thank goodness for my working fireplace and free firewood from my parents. I can stay nice and toasty with my yarn.

I’m still just in mini number three as these have been on the back burner in favor of my Into the Light Shawl. I am addicted to that thing!

Happy Knitting!!

Advent Socks, Ready For Mini #3

My 2020 Advent Socks are growing little by little. I have worked in the first two mini skeins and ready for the third.

It’s very apparent that all 24 minis are NOT going to fit into one pair of socks. I could rip back and make skinnier stripes but that seems like extra work. I think I am going to just keep working the minis as is and see where I end up. I could always start a second pair?

The BFL sock yarn is really nice and should make hardy and warm socks. And I have successfully been able to spit splice my joins to cut down on the weaving in ends.

Happy Knitting!!

Cast On: 2020 Advent Socks

The next thing to hit my needles after my winding party are my 2020 Advent Socks. I have decided on a plan to work them in tandem on two separate nine inch circulars.

So far I have the full skein out and I have knit both toes of my socks. Next up I plan to open up the minis in the order the dyer intended and split each 10 gram mini into halves. I will then add half to each sock. The yarn is BFL sock so I think I should be able to spit splice my joins so I won’t have 1,000 ends to weave in.

I haven’t decided on a heel plan or final construction. My first instinct would be to knit tubes and add after thought heels. But I have a TON of yarn and I think this will end up looking pretty scrappy. Maybe I will do a toe up gusset heel and just let the colors fall where they may?

I’ll just decide when I get through the foot I guess! Happy Knitting!!