Sunday, August 5, 2012

Knitting First - Socks

So, we've started vacation and have no travel plans - actually, no plans at all except day to day, whatever comes up. Knitting, sewing & blogging are high on my radar.

Here are a few of the pictures I mentioned - I've finished a few pairs of socks this year so far. But, I was really lax in keeping track of my stats so, just pics.

My new preferred TNT, I think - Hermione's Everyday Socks

SFTTU #10 - Lace & Cable (next project from Socks from the Toe Up - still lots of projects to do in this book)

Now, it's summer and, if at all possible, I do NOT wear socks - sandals, ballet flats and bare feet :-)
Sometimes, though, I need to wear my sneakers and it's much better all round if I have socks, preferably short footies. I wear a size 9 shoe, and sock manufacturers seem to stop just short of the length I need. In regular socks it's not TOO bad, but in footies it means they take no time at all to slide off my heel and into the shoe - not so comfy ! Wool blend sock yarn is too hot, but I had a couple balls of Patons Stretch Socks yarn on hand and decided to use this - there's wool but also 41% cotton which should make them not so hot. I didn't use a real pattern just cast on with my regular toe up, stockinette foot, slip stitch heel and did the cuff right after getting it all back in the round after the heel was done. I did have to allow for the stretch and so used a 56st foot rather than 60 or 64st for non-stretch yarn. They haven't been tested yet but there's another pair already on the needles.

Also on the needles now is a Haruni Shawl from the Crazy Zauberball yarn I got from DH at Christmas. It's coming along much quicker than I thought, been working on it about 3 weeks or so and I'm on the home stretch. Pics on that soon. Really soon !

Sewing - up next...


  1. Stay home vacations are good. Relax. Enjoy family. I like to knit socks and really should get knitting some because fall/winter is not far away.

  2. Nice socks! It's nice to just have a week or 2 off with nothing to rush you around!


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