Friday, November 13, 2015

It was fun... and the TV shows were good too...

So last Friday I shared my latest obsession...knitting socks using 2 skeins of self striping yarn, alternating with each round... another finished sock!

This sock uses Drops Fabel 901 and 151... I love how the greens meld together and how you get little bitty stripes. I used Drops 104 for the heels. I was going to do the toes with that plum-y yarn too but I was so carried away by the striping I just couldn't stop myself... is a good thing that this vice is legal!

Here is a pick of Helene's sock doing the two stripe ragrug method...

Similar yet different... I have to say knitting with the two yarns has kept me very focused... I didn't have a thought about starting a new combination and happily cast on the second sock. I took what was left of the skeins from the first sock and wound each into a ball so the yarn would knit off in the opposite order of the first sock. I figure this ensures I have non-matching socks...fraternal twins not identical.

I'm already down to the heel on the second sock... with any good TV watching this weekend I'll have this one done in no time.

And as for the TV shows on Sunday night overall very enjoyable. Was surprised at the winner of the Great British Baking Show... I thought for sure Kimberly would win but Frances was wonderful too. I'm sad that is was the last episode of the season for Home Fires...I really LOVE this one. I've read there will be a second season which is great since I need to find out what happens all the wonderful women in this show.  I  purchased the book this series is based on...Home Fires:The Story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War. Only read a couple of pages so far. As for Indian Summers there is one more episode this Sunday. I liked this one when it started but as it has progressed I'm not as enamoured with it. The costumes and locations are wonderful but I'm not fond of a lot of the characters. I checked the guide and this Sunday they are re -running Downton Abbey Season 5.  Definitely good sock knitting TV.

Hope you have a great weekend... I don't have anything planned except for dinner on Sunday. It is a bit chilly and I'm thinking chili and cornbread would be excellent.

happy knitting...
carol fun


  1. You inspired me to start my own 2 color socks. I posted on my blog and linked to your post as the have to scroll back a few posts. I do not like the 2/2...The jog less method I used is not my favorite...I think it pulls the yarn a little. But, I have 1 1/2 sock done now, so am committed. I am going to try alternating every other row next instead of 2/2. Thanks for the idea. It has been fun! Cheers! Evelyn

  2. As usual, your socks are awesome! The chili and cornbread sound delicious!


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