I did manage to clean my craft area just enough to find a plastic tapestry needle. Not my first choice but it got the job done and my Stark Effect Socks are complete!
Pattern: My own 68 stitch toe up vanilla sock “recipe”
Yarn: String Theory Colorwork Inertia Self Striping in the Stark Effect Colorway
Needles: US 1
They turned out fantastic and a great fit on my foot. As with all my afterthought heels I add in extra plain rounds to the heel to accommodate my high instep.
They are also almost a perfect match. Which I totally managed and did on purpose. It does mean I have to tiny balls of yarn left that aren’t in color sequence. I will still find something to do with them, probably my memory blanket?
In the meantime, I’m off to pick out my next sock project! Happy Knitting!!
My beautiful natural chocolate Romney yarn is complete! This….I’m SUPER proud of!
I ended with two worsted to slightly heavy worsted skeins of 2-ply. After washing it plumped up to be 396 total yards and 213 grams. Roughly half in each skein so not a bad job on my part for the dividing!
After seeing this finished and putting it next to my other natural color Hand-spun…..I might be close to a sweaters lot of heavy worsted if I work stripes. And that excites me! They only caveat is that it’s not all the same fiber content. It’s all non-super wash but many different breeds of sheep. I might have to research my idea before I go to far down the rabbit hole…
The second heel breezed right along this week and now I have a FO to share! My Paintbox Socks, Take Two are done and ready for the sock drawer.
Pattern: A basic 64 stitch vanilla sock make a sock snake/tube
Yarn: Stranded Dyeworks OOAK Paintbox color
Needles: US 1s for cuffs, toes and heels
I used up almost every bit of the remaining sock snake that equated to roughly 195 yards of the main color. The contrast heels are from a Knitting Fever Teenie Weenie Wool mini where I used about 30 yards. So all in all, these shorties are just over 200 yards.
The fit is pretty good but like the first pair, I need to test these in some shoes to see how they perform. And in the meantime, I need to find my next pair of socks to start knitting! Happy Knitting!!
I was a little nervous these wouldn’t fit as they are cranked sock tubes with only a 64 stitch count around. Normally I make my socks 68 stitches if I’m working on US 1 needles and 72 if I am working on US 0s. But these seem to fit just fine.
There is about 1.5/2 inches of leg/cuf above the heel. So I need to wear these inside some shoes to see how they stay up and if they slide down. The negative ease in this pair should help with that.
I used just over 50 grams of yarn for these which equates to 246 yards or half the sock tube. I am confident that I can get a second pair out of this snake if I make contrasting heels!
Pattern: None, just my ‘recipe’ for a worsted hat. I can on 88 stitches total with a blend of 2×2 rib and then stockinette. Make up the crown decreases when I get there
Needles: US 8s
Yarn: Lilliput Woof Worsted in Puppy Love colorway
I am getting fairly confident on just winging these hats. I have been ending up with a nice slouchy hat that can also function with a folded brim. This one is definitely a gift knit. I have an ex-coworker who is amazing but has moved away. I think I will tuck this in a package with some homemade jelly and send her a care package.
Yarn: Lemonade Shop Might Sock in Only Strippers Shave Above the Knees colorway
Needles: US 2
I made the Adult XL size using sock weight yarn.
This really blocked out to a nice sized hat! I used 87 grams of a 100 gram skein or about 402 yards of sock yarn. It fits both as a slouchy and a folded bring hat. The variagated yarn really played nicely with this pattern is not over pooly or flashy.
I am not sure who’s hat this will end up. I just enjoyed the super zen of stockinette and no decisioning required! Happy Knitting!!
I realized over the weekend that I didn’t show off my full Goth Kitty set of hat and socks!
As a recap, I knit a hat out of Knit Picks Felici in the worsted weight and I just finished sock in the Knit Picks Felici sock yarn. I really feel like the set worked out well! The colors really match well across the different bases.
I have tucked both into my woolen drawer for the next time I need to be toasty! Happy Knitting!!
I did manage to finish the Goth Kitty Vanilla Socks this week! Almost made the perfect matching set…..until I found a knot in my yarn on the second heel.
Pattern: My own 68 stitch toe up vanilla sock
Yarn: Knit Picks Felici in Goth Kitty
Needles: US 1s
I used roughly 85 grams of the 100 grams of sock yarn I started with. So I think that equates to about 370 yards of yarn. I have a US Women’s size 9.5/10 foot so I need most of the 100 grams of yarn to make a decent sized item for me.
I love how soft the knit picks Felici feels on my feet. It’s SOO soft and I have decent luck with keeping up with the wear and tear on them by washing them gently. I do with the heels matched but I will live, lol. These are off to the sock drawer for the next cold snap!
Yarns: K-Zip Knits Waterfront Worsted in Sterling and Blacklight
This cowl turned out to be a decent size. It is on the smaller side and I didn’t gauge swatch so I’m not surprised. But its warm, soft and very serviceable. I am still deciding if this will be a keeper or a gift.
I managed to create some more cute tiny things. This is a Tiny Tree Sock and a Wee Sweater from Imagined Landscapes.
This is the day two color of my Chromatic Yarns 2021 Advent Calendar. It’s a lovely tonal green color and I barely use any yarn at all to make these. They are a bit fiddly and usually take a full evening plus a little to finish both.
I still have 22 days to go, lol. But I feel a garland coming in my future! Happy Knitting!!