Friday, November 22, 2013

Off and on the needles this Friday

I found this pair of socks tucked into a bag earlier in the week. The first sock was done and the second sock was almost to the toe. A little knitting time later....ta dah! Another pair of scrappy socks!


I LOVE LOVE LOVE making socks like these. I collect little bits and bobs and balls of leftover sock yarn, group colors I like together, divide what I have in half -- I have one of those little diet scales to weigh the yarn--- and start knitting. Now I try very hard not to make them match in any way but this pair has two sections - one on the leg and another on the foot where I used the same yarn in the same place. Totally accidental, as I didn't have the first sock with me when I was knitting the second sock. This the third pair of these scrappy socks I've made and there will be lots more to come.

On the needles is another pair of BIG black socks for my oldest son. I won't bore you with a picture. And the socks I want to start is this pair - check it out here on Ravelry. It is a free pattern - don'tcha love free? I've never done mosaic knitting before but my friend, Cathy, is going to show me how. I can't wait.

Happy knitting -
carol fun

11 comments:

  1. such fun colors and stripes I should forget about trying to match stripes when I see yours

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  2. Love your socks. What pattern are they? Like the looks of the toe and heel. I have trouble with getting wholes in the heel.

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  3. Absolutely LOVE those socks. I haven't mastered socks yet, but am very envious of all those who make them. When you get too many in your drawers, you can send me a scrappy pair. I'll even send you the yarn! Since I'm the queen of scrappy quilts, I definitely need a scrappy pair of socks.

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  4. Nothing better than scrappy socks! I love them! :0)

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  5. Love the scrappy socks! Have you seen the socks kinda like this that are from Vermont Sock Company--title may not be exactly right. My question is what do you do with all those pesky ends??? I hate weaving in yarn ends so wondering how you handle that.

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  6. Good idea to use up those bits of leftover yarn. I made a washcloth this way, but never a pair of socks. Good job!

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  7. I love these! And the ones you want to make ~ love them too!!

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  8. Carol - I love your socks!! AND you have inspired me to keep trying until I could figure out how to make socks and I am half way through my very first sock. I have been trying on and off for over 35 years!! THANK YOU!!!

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  9. Those socks look like your quilts!

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