I still have a stack of shawls, a few pairs of armwarmers (thanks to the obvious challenge of shooting one’s own hands), and two hats (possibly only one now, since I appear to have lost one) waiting to be photographed, but this weekend the sun briefly appeared and I took pictures of ALL OF THE SOCKS.
As always, click through to embiggen, & all the projects are on Ravelry, though notes might leave a little something to be desired. For example, probably very few of the published patterns were written toe-up. That is probably a good follow-up project. Anyway!
Chroma Striped Socks, same concept as the Noro stripey socks, but with a variation in the stripe pattern. Also toe-up, obviously. Colorway is “Galapagos”, which I may have selected mostly for Stephen Maturin-related reasons. Don’t judge.
Ravenclaw striped socks out of a mystery yarn. I’m sure the label is on my desk at home. Ah well. The weird bit on the grey toe is some out-of-control sun. Second shot is a detail of the jogless color change. Which apparently needed a bit of a block. Oops.
Slip-stitch socks from Hazel Knits sock yarn, “Hometeam Baseball” colorway (Go Mariners!)
Finally I am, as we all know, addicted to Knitpicks’ Felici sock yarn. This batch has three pairs of Felici socks.
First, Smoking Hot Socks, possibly my first miter experience? I really enjoyed the squishiness of the slipped-stitch pattern on the foot.
Second, Taffy Ripple socks. Yes, they are pink. I think they will look ridiculously cute with my kelly green Chucks. This pattern, though, was just about the death of me with all the purl rows. I thought I would never finish these socks. My favorite detail is one I added: the no-purl garter-in-the-round on the top of the cuff.
After the grind that was those purl rows, it was amazing how fast I flew through these Waterloose socks. Back to my old knitting form! And yet, I did throw in a purl row. This particular Feather & Fan version needed it.
…and that is all for now! Socks in the works at the moment include some delicious cabled socks in Three Irish Girls, simple two panel socks in Goth Socks, the infamous Doctor Who kneesocks, and mindless Jaywalkers in Felici sport. Plus a pair of Cookie A socks in Socks that Rock, which are finished, but needed to actually be blocked. Of all things!
It looks like all of these have more-or-less the toe-up gusset heel I learned on Baudelaire last winter. Some of the in-progress socks sport a purled gusset, which I think is a nice detail. All the toes are the same: figure 8 cast-on of 10 stitches. Bind-off is Grumperina’s stretchy bind-off. Oh, I do love sock knitting. Best!