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Socks Are A-Soakin’

Finished 3 pairs of socks since Christmas!  Yay!  Granted, one pair was a “found” WIP (Work In Progress, for you non-knitters) I came across while cleaning out my yarn stash.  Both socks for that pair had been almost completed when I realized the foot portions were too short and I abandoned them instead of frogging (ripping out) the toe stitches and adding some rows.

Thankfully, they were cuff down socks, which I rarely make, so the fix was easy once I picked them back up and finished them.  I love them!  So glad I found them and spent the time to fix them.

Opal 2150 Socks Finished

 

Now, all 3 pairs are having a soak in warm water and wool wash so they can be clean and ready to wear.  I love the smell of wet wool and wool wash.

Soaking Socks

 

Now, to decide whether to start another pair of socks or some other project…

Sock Knitting

So happy to have finished my Blue Stripe Ragg (Patons Kroy yarn)!   Perfect fit using the Flsh Lips Kiss heel.  This was my first time using this heel and it’s awesome.

Blue Stripe Ragg Socks - Patons Kroy

So, what do you do after you finish a pair of socks?  Why you start on another pair, of course!  For these I’m using Gale’s Art Wonder Sock Yarn in “The Big O” colorway.  It feels scrumptious and the colors are gorgeous.  Now I wish I could just sit all day and knit on these socks.

Socks - Gale's Art Yarn (1)No knitting all day today, though.  Must get to the pottery studio and work on more pieces for the Etsy shop.  Put a bisque load of yarn bowls in the kiln this morning.  Time to get back to the wheel!

 

 

New Heel for Handknit Socks

I am loving this new heel for my handknit socks.  It’s called the Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist and the instructions can be purchased here, on Ravelry.

It’s a strange looking heel before it’s blocked, but it fits my foot wonderfully.  I’ll post more photos once both socks are complete and I can show them on my feet.  I’m so excited to finish these.

First FLK Heel

This is my first time to use Patons Kroy Socks yarn.  I’ve seen some very good reviews on this yarn and I’m hoping it lives up to the hype because I can buy this yarn locally.  I really like the way it’s looking and hope it washes and wears well, too.  The colorway is Blue Striped Ragg, knitted on size 1 needles.

I like knitting my socks simultaneously, to help match them up, however I don’t like them to be TOO matchy-matchy.  I started the second sock so it starts on a different colored stripe than the first sock.  They’ll go together, but not match.  Is there a term for that?  I wish I knew.

Socks - Patons Kroy