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!!

FO Friday: UniZebraCorn Vanilla Socks

I win at deadline knitting! Even though it was a self imposed one, lol. My UniZebraCorn socks are COMPLETE!

Pattern: My own toe vanilla sock recipe with 68 stitches (Rav link)

Yarn: KirbyWirby Old Faithful Sock in the Uniexbracorn colorway

Needles: US 1s

I ended up using roughly 324 yards of yarn which is roughly 72 grams of the 100 gram skein. So I have a nice little ball leftover for my memory blanket and other scrappy project.

The fit worked out well and my “recipe” for the afterthought heel still fits. I add extra plain rows at the beginning of the heel before starting the decrease rows. I progressive use less plain rows between decrease rows until I work down to a traditional every other row.

I have these washed and sitting in my sock drawer for the next cold snap! Happy Knitting!!

Very Close To Full Zebra

These socks have me singing “haaaalfway there, ooooh whoaaaa!” because I have one heel fully installed on my UniZebraCorn socks.

My second tube has the heel cut made and the needles are just waiting for me. It’s not my bedtime routine with the kids tonight so I have a chance of plugging in throwing some re-runs on the TV and power through the last heel by tomorrow.

Wish me luck!

Two Zebra Tubes

My UniZebraCorn socks are now done in tube form!

I didn’t go super crazy and count my rows on sock number one to make sock tube number two. I just kinda held them next to each other until they looked the right length. They will still make perfectly warm socks.

I do need to dig up one of 100 tape measure rolling around in this house. The kiddos seem to trot them off in every direction. But I will measure these tubes and cut my afterthought heels in at 7 inches from the toe cast on. Fingers crossed I can make these to FO status this week!

Happy Knitting!!

A UniZebraCorn Tube

Finally got a vanity shot of my first UniZebraCorn sock tube before I lost the sunlight!

The pooling really played out nicely. The rainbow is subtle and the zebra black/white breaks up the crazy very well. I haven’t weighed this tube yet but I have a generous ball of yarn left. I am still pondering on the yarn choice for the heel. Could do black or I could just use this same self-striping yarn.

I think I will finish the second tube and decide how I feel in that moment. Happy Knitting!!

Tiny Tots And A Sock

PB is a bubbly 4 year old these days and we decided to give a shot a gymnastics. A chance to learn to move her body and socialize outside her daycare group. Upside for Mama? Forty minutes of uninterrupted knitting time as parents are not part of class.

This is the second sock of my UniZebraCorn vanilla socks. The first sock is done-ish and its a full tube now. And I owe you a beauty shot of that because its SPECTACULAR! This yarn is wild y’all.

I added about 3/4 of an inch in sock foot before I scooped up a sweaty PB. She looked me dead in the eyes and said “That was really fun. I don’t think we need to come back though”. Tough cookies tootsie, we paid for at least a full month!

Happy Knitting!!

Sunset Knitting

The hubs and I cleaned up after a thunderstorm rolled through this week and we had some scraps to get rid of. Even though its 1,000 degrees I convinced my husband to start the firepit with me and sit outside after the kids went to bed. I even popped open a bottle of champagne to watch the bats come out to eat all the mosquitos!

My UniZebraCorn Vanilla Socks are swimming right along. I am past where the heel will be installed so I think I am now officially in the leg part of the sock. My plan is to knit until it feels right to start the ribbed cuff and then knit the cuff in the self-striping yarn.

Happy Knitting!!

Chicken + Knitting

My emergency sock knitting has become my purse knitting. I am calling these my UniZebraCorn Vanilla socks. The kiddos and I decided no-one wanted to cook so we hit up Chik Fil A this week for dinner. The hubs has started having evening meetings so it was a little treat for all of us. The kids mow down chicken nuggets and then run themselves silly in the play place.

I think I am about five inches into the foot. These colors are crazy and I think I am going to install an afterthought heel instead of a gusset heel. I’m considering using the self-striping but also maybe a solid black or pink heel to offset off the wildness?

I have some time to decided as I plan to knit this sock through the cuff to make a tube and then start the second one. Likely saving the heels for last. Nothing like decision procrastination!

Happy Knitting!!