i love making socks. since jumping back into the knitting pool feet first (get it? socks? feet first…?) i’ve decided to use up some of my sock yarn stash. my sock yarn stash is modest – mostly yarn purchased when i was knitting in the super sock scarefest group on ravelry. i recently found the perfect ravelry group for my sock stash situation – the year of stash socks group! i am even being “active” on their message boards. which is not like me, but i am excited!
the whole idea of the group is to knit socks from your yarn stash – and knit a sock (or several) a month from a selected option of patterns. if all else fails, make a plain, vanilla sock. my first vanilla sock back several years ago was a pattern by the knitmore girls knit up on some zombie bbq from Lorna’s Laces. i didn’t mind the tediousness of it, either. it’s a well designed pattern and a good base to learn from.
I made these for a gal pal whose feet are larger than mine, please note the floppy toe!
and sorry for the bad lighting. it’s important to make things look artsy for instagram, you know.
it’s the first of the month and i’ve started my descent back into socks.
this yarn is a brand called vice. i believe i bought it last year or quite possibly the year before. it’s been nothing but problems for me. I have tried the yarn on two different patterns in recent memory and both times it’s either felt wrong or the pattern wasn’t looking right with the yarn. one sock pattern was a cabled sock and the yarn is so variegated that you couldn’t see the cabling. i am giving it one more shot with its current pattern and if it refuses to cooperate – it goes the way of a vanilla sock. so far, it’s being nice.
on an unrelated, final note, i dislike this webpage template and how it looks… since i plan to finally be more active here about knitting and life versus my running website, i need to make some changes to it.