Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sockity Sock Socks.

I don't have particularly small feet, but every time I knit socks for myself (which is every time I knit socks, really... I don't give away knits well) I end up with quite a lot of leftover yarn. Not saying this is a bad thing, but after awhile the sock yarn bin starts to overflow and action must be taken. Rainbow sock action.

This is all yarn leftover from various sock projects over the past few years. I know that I'm not really using much up, but I at least feel like I'm making progress on the "using stuff up" front.

I made one rainbow sock, but then I had to go on an emergency trip, and the rainbow socks were not ideal plane knitting. So, here's a bit of another sock.

This is a couple inches of a Froot Loop sock from Knitty. I'm using my oldest stash sock yarn- something I dyed from my brief dyeing streak of 2010. It's a little blue for my taste so I might give the finished socks a bath in green dye, just to make them more of a teal color. I think I would like that better. The pattern's a little weird, but it's fairly easy to work. Just twisted stitches and purls. I'm in no hurry to finish either pair of these socks, because it's been north of 85 degrees here every day in recent memory, and I'm sticking to my chair right now. My hair is fluffy from all the humidity and I haven't slept with any blankets in weeks. I don't think I'll be needing new socks anytime soon.

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