Friday, August 8, 2014

Is there a match.com for socks?

Six solitary socks searching for solemates...


Ummmm... I think these guys need a membership in match.com for socks! LOL It seem that some one has a bit of a problem with commitment. Now, I'm not pointing fingers, but I probably should. And in keeping with the current societal situation of not accepting blame for anything, I'm putting the burden on the yarn. It is just too darn pretty! I can't help that my head is turned by the newest pretty skein - its not my fault! Yeah, I'm not buying that excuse either.

So lets get a profile on this cast of characters. First we have two lovely patterned socks each knit with Serenity yarn from Joanns. The pink one is a No purl Monkey sock and the green one is a Sunday Swing sock. If you click on the pattern names it will take you to the links for the patterns, they are both free.


Next we have a pair of cousins. The earth tone one on the left is Regia Kaffe Fasset Design Line yarn. The yellow one is knit with Blue Moon Socks that Rock in the Lemonmellow colorway. They were both knit from the Carolina pattern, another free one you can find here.


And last but not least we have a lovely turquoise blue plain vanilla sock knit with DROPS Fabel in the 677p colorway which is keeping company with a  olive green and pink sock of mysterious origins as I have no clue what yarn this is.


Now while you are shaking your head and thinking that is a lot of mateless socks, I have to inform you that the situation is actually even worse than it appears here. I know for a fact there are several more single solitary socks  hiding out in my storage room in their own little ziploc bags who are too shy to show their faces, along with knitter who seems to has absolutely no shame or guilt in producing more UFOs. Remember what I said a couple of weeks ago? I believe that it is important for your creativity to have UFOs, and I excel at producing them. I didn't tell you a story - LOL!

So for next week I am challenging myself to find/knit a mate for just one of these solitary socks. Which one would you pick? Right now I'm kinda smitten with that DROPS Fabel blue one. It is the easiest pattern and I love the colors and stripe-yness. Although that mysterious green and pink one has quite the siren call too. And there is always the chance that another skein could catch my eye... it has happened before... lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of times!

happy knitting-
carol fun

15 comments:

  1. I always blame the yarn! And sometimes its accomplice, the pattern! I vote for your Kaffe sock, but they're all beautiful!!

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  2. If you were my niece, you would just pick two of your solitary socks and wear them as a pair. Her socks never match! :) Temptation is a difficult thing to resist, especially when new yarns keep coming out!

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  3. Oh my! Such lovely, wonderful socks! They look so sad looking for their mates :) I would definitely make the DROPS Fabel socks - love those blues!!!! Now I'm off to scarf up a few more free sock patterns - of course I need a few more, right? Thanks for sharing!

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  4. They are all beautiful! I have no idea how to knit a sock so I am in awe of you!

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  5. I have multiple socks in progress, and I am jealous because you at least have finished the first sock!

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  6. I always knew that this would be my problem--getting one done and then having to start all over again to do a second one--so when I knit socks--I cast on both on different needles and I will work on one sock to a certain point and then grab the second sock and work it to that point or beyond and then go back to the first sock--I always end up with a whole pair when done--
    that's my story and I am sticking to it!!!!
    hugs,di and miss gracie

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  7. Definitely DROPS blue. I'm feeling that one.

    What a sweet sock pinwheel, btw.

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  8. I had to laugh at your post because I only have one foot. I joke with my husband when I buy socks that I have to pay twice as much for only needing ONE sock! If you ever sell single socks I might be your best customer! Lol!

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  9. You never did say what your "vanilla" pattern was. I made one single sock and immediately knew that I had to do two at a time from then on. I would be wearing nothing but mismatched socks.

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  10. What a funny, funny post full of your really cool silly socks!! Love them! Have a great weekend!

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  11. Thank you for my morning giggle. I think I would pack up the singlets and send them off to your one footed friend....because that would make me laugh even harder.

    I love the Kaffe Facett yarn the best!

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  12. Bwahaha....my husband thinks they could be used as Christmas stockings.

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  13. You are too funny!! I would go with the Blue Moon Socks that Rock in the Lemonmellow just because it looks like a summer sock and it's still in season. I do love the KF bright jeweltone one though. I am starting to get the bug to start more than one sock yarn too, but after seeing your lonely match.com socks waiting for their forever partner, maybe I will just continue making one pair at a time (that is 1 sock at a time). Love your analogies.

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  14. I think this calls for a "shotgun wedding" - I can't believe I'm using that term which used to mean the girl is pregnant, get the guy, and get them married. Anyway, maybe you could send the pattern, finished sock, and leftover yarn to someone. That person keeps the pair or sends the pair back. Oh well, just writing what popped into my head.

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  15. mmm... I love all of those socks! Great yarns and patterns you chose. You're getting me in the mood to knit some more socks! :)

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