Friday, January 22, 2016

Off the needles...

I'm sitting here waiting for the snow to commence... we are suppose to get a couple of inches but so far I've only seen a flake or two. Hey if they are wrong it won't make me unhappy. I don't like driving it it and I'm too old to go sledding, so no snow would be fine.

Now I have been knitting and I have 2 pairs of socks finished... both of these pairs use the same recipe of alternating 2 patterning yarns every row. I LOVE how you have no idea what you are going to get. LOL...this is as dangerous as I get in life... the excitement of unexpected yarn patterning...oh I'm such a thrill seeker! Woo - hoo!

All the yarns used in these pairs comes from Nordic Mart... you can check them out here.  Great yarns, great prices. The first pair used Drops Fabel 340 (turquoise) and  Pix 108 Techno by Universal  and the heels are Drops Fabel 109 (cerise).

This pair used Drops Fabel 330 (purple) and Pix 106 Succulent by Universal  and the heels are Drops Fabel 112 (apple green).

I have plenty of of the Pix yarns left over and I plan on knitting them with a different solid/tonal yarn and they will look completely different. I really enjoy knitting just plain stockinette socks... mindless ...soothing...meditative... and totally doable when you are talking or watching TV. I was always a big fan of self-patterning yarns and knitting with 2 at a time has opened up a whole new world of possibilities. No two socks will ever be alike... I LOVE that!

So I'm off to paw through my stash and see what other combinations I can come up with.

happy knitting... stay warm!

carol fun


  1. Yikes! I shouldn't have clicked over to Nordic Mart. WAY too much temptation to be found there. :-) I do have some leftover skeins that it would be interesting to try that with. You switch skeins every other row?

  2. Awesome! Just love these colors.

  3. wish I had the talent 5o make these. so pretty

  4. I love those socks. I've started doing a short row heel so I couldn't do the contrasting heel, but I sure could find something in my stash to alternate. Also love all of your snowmen from the last post. I went out last week to look for snowmen, and they have moved winter out and are setting up the lawn furniture.

  5. Oh now these are my kind of socks--such fun and funky! LOVE the purple colorway especially--I am actually wearing my self-patterning socks that I made this past summer--so comfy and soft...beautiful work hugs, Julieros from Snow-ey CT--not as much as I thought tho', as yet...Not unhappy about that either Julierose

  6. Do you have like 900 pair of socks? Seems like you're showing a pair nearly every day! HAHA They're all so beautiful.


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