Saturday, March 5, 2016

A day late...

and probably more than a dollar short! Oh well... I had every intention of posting yesterday but somehow it just zipped by me. This week I've been knitting a bit and I've finished one pair of socks that has been hanging around for a while.

This is another of my version of the ragrug socks. I alternated every orange. I don't know why this is so satisfying but it is. Not knowing what is going to appear keeps me mesmerized...LOL... if I was at one of those hypnotist shows I'd probably be the person clucking like a chicken at the mere suggestion!  Anyway, the turquoise is Drops Fable 340 and the orange is Regia Color 120. As these were both in my stash I consider these FREE socks.

And speaking of FREE socks... I started this pair...

These are bits and bobs of leftover Opal sock yarn. I think I've used 5 different skeins here. The heels and toes are an Austermann ombre yellow/orange. Again all of this yarn was in my stash so they are FREE socks!. With these socks I'm not alternating every round, instead I'm knitting lots of rows before I break the yarn and start a new one. Sometimes I'm knitting 5 or 6 rounds, sometimes as many as 20. I'm just keeping and eye out that I'm not repeating a pattern. Again these are flying off the needles as I'm entranced by what is happening.  I started the first sock a week ago and I think it only took about 5 days. Fast for me, but I did have a bit of car sitting time to work on it. I can't wait to finish this pair and start another scrappy sock!

Well I've got a lot of stuff to do in the next week. Monday I'm taking a class with Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville and no, I don't have all my stuff ready yet.  And I have family for dinner tomorrow evening... making meatballs... a favorite!The usual running around in the week and tickets for a comedy show to attend on the weekend.

Oh... and before I forget Nordic Mart is having a sale on the Drops Fabel yarn that I love so much... you can see it here.  Great prices...and even though I have a healthy stash of this yarn I may have to add a few more skeins... can't pass up a bargain!

Today is gray and cold and yucky... they are promising a change for the better starting tomorrow and even tease of temps in the 70's by mid week... oh I hope they are right... come on SPRING!!!

happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. That is pretty cleaver on the alternating yarn and they are looking great. Have fun with Bonnie and family.

  2. I love the colors, you do a great job.

  3. I love, love, love your colorful socks! You are so good at changing yarn colors! I see no bumps, knots or loose yarn strings. How do you do that?

  4. You have such an awesome collection of socks now!!

  5. Your socks are amazing! They make me happy to look at them. What a great idea.

  6. Fun socks! That is a great yarn sale for anyone wanting to buy some, that is for sure. I always call knitting socks my cheap entertainment. I brought my son to the movies yesterday and with the necessary trip through the snack stand it was over 30€! Sounds like you have a busy and fun week lined up! Cheers! Evelyn

  7. I love your scrappy socks as much as I like scrappy quilts. Can't wait to have enough leftover yarn to try a pair.

  8. You knit the best socks. They would brighten even the dullest outfit!


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