Wednesday, June 12, 2013

FO: My Yearly 2013 Socks

{Yarning Along with Ginny}

YAY finished socks!

I included all the project details below, but the short version is that these are done, and I'm jumping back into my project basket to pick up something that isn't a sock for a bit. I'm trying to decide on what exactly to start next, but I'm going to work on finishing my Shapely Boyfriend Cardi for a bit first. It has been taking up room in my project basket long enough.

I'm still working on Game of Thrones in my reading. I was briefly distracted by Ashley English's A Year of Pies (so much beauty and yumminess on those pages!) but now I'm back to my fiction pursuits.



Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's Sock Recipe from Knitting Rules! (I particularly love my kindle edition).


Kollage Yarns Sock-A-Licious in the grape colorway.


size 0 doublepoints.



Cast On to Cast Off: 

This is always fun on socks. I know it should only take like 2 weeks for a pair, but socks always lasts much longer for me (hence "yearly" socks) since I never seem to work very consistently on socks. I started this particular pair on December 29, 2012 and finished them yesterday, June 11, 2013, so about 5.5 months.


Aside from a dropped stitch that went crazy bad and having to rip back the second sock a long ways, everything went fine. I'm getting better at turning heels every time I do it, and I found myself thinking just the other day that maybe I'm ready to try a different heel in the near future.

Things I Learned: 

Nothing particularly new here, but I'm ridiculously proud of myself for not throwing this project into a time out basket when I found that giant mistake. Socks are notorious for ending up in long term hibernation around here when they misbehave.


I can proudly be done with one of my knitting goals for the year: finishing 1 pair of socks.


  1. They look great! Congrats!

  2. Congrats on achieving a goal! Your plum colored socks are super cute. :)

  3. Love the color of your socks. I just bought Game Of Thrones for my dad for Father's Day on CD. I heard it was wonderful.

  4. yay! looks wonderful! I have yet to try socks...

  5. Good for you! Nothing like a new pair of socks!

  6. I have a pathological fear of socks. Well, not the socks themselves, but of me knitting them. Scary. One of these days. Yours look great!

  7. congratulations! love those wee baby feet in the photo too!

    1. Haha, Lori ann... she is constantly photobombing my knitting photos. :)

  8. Congrats! Love that purple! I've never tried Kollage's sock yarn before, hmm ....

  9. Love your socks and can't wait to see what you decide to knit next, I vote for a shawl :)

  10. Oh, I just wish i could get into the sock mood again. Yours look great!!


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