Punching Along

I am now in last color of the second color repeat of my Punch Bug Vanilla Socks. I am bang on 7 inches of foot with these two colors. That means my heel can land cleanly between the color progressions.

So I should be able to make these socks out of four total rainbow repeats. And then I am faced with a very familiar question, do I do the afterthought heel from the same self-striping or find a coordinating solid? That’s a decision for later!

Happy Knitting!!

Punch In The Park

The sun may be bright, but the winds are cold. I need to knit faster! Took my Punch Bug Vanilla Socks to the park to watch the kiddos burn off some energy.

This is Knit Picks Felici self-striping fingering in the “Punch Bug” color. I am SOOO close to finishing the second color repeat. I am using US 1 needles like I usually do. But this fabric seems to be knitting up more densely than usual. Not to worrying degree but more so than the last pair I made. I wonder if my latest life stress is changing my tension?

The next step is to complete the color repeat and measure my sock. That should tell me how many color repeats I am going to plan into this afterthought heel sock. Happy Knitting!!

Cast On: Punch Bug Vanilla Socks

After finishing my UniZebraCorn socks last week, I started another pair of vanilla socks. I’m calling these my Punch Bug Vanilla socks!

First of all, this cast on is brought to you by a child’s birthday party at the local trampoline park. The only reason I stayed sane was a podcast in my earbud and knitting in my hands. That place is insanely loud but it SURE does wear my kiddos out.

I had to grab this project quickly, so I grabbed some Knit Picks felici sock yarn because it didn’t require any winding. The colorway is called Punch Bug and I have a full sock quantity and a worsted skein to make a matching hat. I’m using my standard 68 stitch count and knitting round and round in a tube.

This is also likely to be my purse/meeting knitting. I don’t have many autopilot projects on the go right now. So these socks will be important to my rotation, lol. Happy Knitting!!

A Full Goth Kitty Set

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!!

FO Friday: Goth Kitty Vanilla Socks

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!

Happy Knitting!!

The Last Goth Heel

My mojo is creeping back in around the edges and I picked up my Goth Kitty socks to finish the second vanilla tube and it flew off the needles.

I think the last time I showed these off, I just had the second toe worked out. I zoomed right up the second sock and did my dandiest to match the increases from the first sock. It’s always easier to make them up on the first one then to match the second one, lol.

Now I just need to cut my knitting and get the second afterthought heel installed. Then I will have a finished pair of socks!

Happy Knitting!!

A Second Goth Toe

After finishing the first sock of my Goth Kitty Vanilla Socks, I started the toe for the second. I had my annual mammogram and managed this week baby toe while waiting.

I will admit that I pulled out the second skein and purposely started with the same stripe in the sequence on sock number two. This way my socks will match. Now, they won’t be a row by row match but close enough for an muggle looking at my feet.

Happy Knitting!!

One Goth Kitty Sock

This week I only have a HO, half finished object. The heel is fully installed in my Goth Kitty Vanilla Socks and I even wove in all my ends.

It just so happened to work out that the heel fell in the middle of a stripe. Which I’m not mad at. It meant I could pull my remaining yarn out to a color that would be from a different part of the sequence. I only needed two stripes to get my heel complete.

Now I just need to get the next toe on the needles for my purse knitting! Happy Knitting!!

A Goth Heel

Vanilla socks are one of my happy places, I have quite literally zoomed through the entire foot and leg portion of my Goth Kitty Vanilla Socks. I just need to cut in the afterthought heel!

I have been making socks long enough that I am fairly comfortable cutting in afterthought heels. I used to use lifelines when I was new to this type of heel and now I just fly by the seat of my pants.

I did end up adding some increases in the leg to improve the fit. It’s audit season at my job and my stress is higher than normal. So my tension on this sock is tighter than normal, lol. So adding extra room in this sock felt like a good decision!

Happy Knitting!!!

FO Friday: Goth Kitty Worsted Hat

I blinked and another hat fell off my needles! My Goth Kitty Worsted Hat is done, washed and photographed. It turned out pretty great in my opinion.

Pattern: None, my own 80 stitch vanilla beanie

Needles: US 8s

Yarn: Knit Picks Felici Worsted in the Goth Kitty colorway

Ravelry project here.

I purposely ended with a complete striping sequence for not other reason than whimsy. I used all but 26 yards of this 218 yard skein. It is a decent sized that can roll the brim or be worn slouchy.

In my stash I have matching Knit Picks Felici sock yarn in this same color. So next up in my knitting plans is to knit up some vanilla socks to have a matched set. I haven’t decided if I’m going to keep the set or put in my gift box. The matchy matchy is just filling some sort of need in my crafting brain.

Happy Knitting!!