A Friday Finish !

One can never have enough socks … Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”

Dumbledore after he tells Harry that he sees socks in the Mirror of Erised, The Sorcerer’s Stone

I shared the above photo on Instagram on Monday but thought I would share it here on my blog as well. I started this pair of socks on December 24th as my Christmas Eve cast on and finished the pair on January 31st. Sock knitting usually goes quickly for me but for some reason I just could get into the sock knitting spirit the first few weeks of January. I’m happy though to end the month with two finished pairs of socks though.

The particulars:

Yarn: Twist Sock in the color Christmas At Hogwarts dyed by Ashely of Old Wire Road Fiber Co. I have a decent amount left that I’m thinking of using for striped socks or a leftover sock yarn type of shawl. We’ll see.

Needles: I used two 16” Knitters Pride circular needles size US 1 1/2” This

Pattern: Just my plain vanilla sock recipe that I use quite often and that always fits me well. Casted on 64 stitches, worked a 1” k2,p2 rib, 5” for leg, slip stitch heel with a rounder heel (great heel chart here ) worked the foot for 7”, decreased to 28 stitches (14 on each needle) and used the Kitchener stitch to finish.

Maybe I will be able to finish another two pairs of socks this month and agree with Dumbledore, one can never not have enough socsk.

Any finished objects for you this week ?

Wednesday WIPs

After completing my pair if November Socks last weekend I’ve decided it’s time to finish my Christmas At Hogwarts Socks. I am only on the first sock but I’ve finished the heel and gusset decreases, and about 2” of the foot. This means I will have the first sock finished this week and will be able to immediately cast on the mate. I do have a bit pooling on top of the foot but that is due to the creation of the heel and the only other way I could have avoided that is if I worked an After Thought Heel or a Short Row Heel. This is something I will consider next time if I have this kind of self-striping yarn.

I’ve set my Nurmilintu Shawl aside so I can finish this pair of socks but plan to pick it back up soon. I only have about 6 more rows to go before starting the second lace panel and will be almost finished with my first skein of yarn. I really love how this shawl is knitting up and can’t to finish it so I can wear it!

What are you working on today ?

Wednesday WIPs…. Socks🧦

Time seems to be moving quickly and the end of the year is just a few days away, which means I have two WIPs that will carry forward to 2022. For some reason my knitting has taken a backseat to other things but I know my two projects will eventually get finished.

I finished one of my November socks and casted on the mate but haven’t really worked on it too much but hope to this week. The colors are so warm and fallish looking, I love them!

On Christmas Eve I casted on my Christmas At Hogwarts socks, a simple plain vanilla cuff down sock.  I really love the colors in the yarn, not quite Harry Potter colors to me but still Christmas colors. I had hopes of working on this sock throughout the work day but work has been crazy busy so not much progress has been made. 

This morning I plan on knitting while watching Season 6 of Shetland. Hopefully I will make progress on one of these projects.

What are you working on today?


A Finished Pair !!

Guys I’m so excited to share that I finally finished my pair of Hermiones Every Day Socks!!!

 

 

The particulars…

Start Date: June 30, 2021

Finish Date:  September 12, 2021

Pattern:  Hermiones Every Day Socks by Erica Lueder

Yarn:  Patons Kroy in the colorway Seashell

Needle:  US 1 1/2 on two 16” Addi Sock Rocket needles

Modification:  Toe up instead of cuff down using Wendy Johnsons slip stitch heel recipe.

I love how they fit and think my sock knit mojo is finally back.  I have decided to cast on two pairs of socks, one pair for Christmas and one pair for Fall.  I will share the particulars soon!

 

Until next time, be creative!

Tina