OFF THE NEEDLES!   6 comments

At last – pair number 21 is complete.  they took a long time because I added hats to the knitting WIP pile, and so even though I knit every day, I didn’t knit as much on socks as I had been.

Also, the yarn is a tiny bit thinner than the Tosh Sock I have knit so muchof this year, and I think my brain could just not get around the difference – lots more rows!

Anyway – they are done, they are lovely, I am so glad I have them.  I love the colors (Cloudlover’s Peacock) and how they blend to look like a watercolor design.  I will wear these socks a lot this winter.

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Of course, I right away cast on the next pair (#22) which are the ones for my coworker.  They will be in Sun Rose by Tosh Sock (back to the comfort zone, right?) and I will get photos of them along the way.  Because they aren’t for me and I don’t have the recipient’s foot handy, I will use lifelines, and get her to slip them on now and then during the process.  Which I hope will not be another month like the last pair.  Really?  A month?  I WAS slow on that pair.

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  1. They may have taken you a while, WhatI’mUpTo, but they’re SO worth it!

    I’m not normally a sock wearer, but I’ve found that the last three winters have been so cold that I’ve worn socks in bed some nights, simply because my feet seem to get so cold that they’re painful. I now appreciate how great a good pair of socks are!

    Your socks are truly beautiful! ❤ I'd buy them if I saw them on a craft fair stall!
    Love ~Cobs. x

    • thank you! last winter I wore wool socks each and every day (looking lovely with tights, skirts and warm shoes) because my feet were always so cold. When this sock knit-a-long came up, I jumped right on it, because the store bought ones are scratchy and ugly. I just never imagined I would now have 21 pairs in the closet! The KAL goes on until mid-January, but the next few pairs I have planned are for other people. 🙂 then there is Christmas crafting to get done, so I know that sock production will slow down some, but hopefully not as much as it did this month.

  2. Those are beautiful socks, the yarn and colour makes them extra special. Love them. 🙂

  3. I love how you can turn out knitted socks. 21 pairs is no small feat. (No pun intended there).

    • ha ha! This KAL has really kept me focused all year. My other knitting has definitely fallen by the way side – no where near as many hats knit this year, which is partly why this pair was so slow – I knit probably a dozen hats so far this month. But now I think I am steady on both socks and hats, with trying not to forget the hitchhiker, which creeps along. 🙂 the stitching is banished to a corner, but I have to get back at it or it will never get done. Clearly I need to quit my job. 🙂

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