Hello again, knit fans! Today we’ll be covering the socks I’ve knit over the last two years. First up are these lovely purple socks that I knit for myself — can you believe that I knit these about a year ago and have been assiduously not wearing them because I hadn’t photographed them yet? This photo shoot, such as it was, ended up taking me all of five minutes yesterday. And now I can actually wear these socks! Hooray!
The pattern is Kai-Mei by sock legend Cookie A, and I strongly recommend it. I’m a big fan of all of Cookie’s “twisted” designs, and these were really fun to knit — interesting without being maddeningly complicated. The leg is just plain ribbing the whole way down, but that flies by. The color of the yarn is truest above; in the picture below, the pinks are magnified more than they are in real life:
Look at me; I own sock blockers now! I bought them mostly for the purposes of showing off socks on this blog; who blocks socks, honestly?? Sadly I can no longer find the label for this yarn, but I’m 99% sure that it was Skinny Bugga from the now-defunct Sanguine Gryphon dyeworks. If it wasn’t Skinny, then it was regular Bugga — I know it was one of those! I also have no idea what the colorway was called, but it was something limited-edition, so you wouldn’t be able to find it now, anyway. 😦 This is what happens when I get behind in my blog, and it’s why I’m going to try to not let this happen again!
Next up is a pair of socks I knit for Pat:
I have not yet bought husband-sized sock blockers, so this shot will have to do. These were Pat’s Christmas socks this past year. The pattern is Anne Hanson’s Sign of Four, adapted to be knit in a heavier yarn. I knit most of Pat’s socks in DK weight if I can, because his feet are huge and ain’t nobody got time for that. I’m pretty sure that in this case I just knit the small or medium size in DK weight yarn (on correspondingly larger needles) instead of the fingering weight that it called for, and they came out large enough. The yarn was Cricket from Anzula Luxury Fibers in the Blueberry colorway.
Lastly, some socks I finished (and photographed!) ages ago, but didn’t blog — so long ago that they’re pictured on our old cruddy “white” couch instead of our fabulous new turquoise one:
The pattern is Deflect by Hunter Hammersen, and if your memory is very long indeed, you may recall that in February of 2014 I finished a pair of these for Pat and started a matching pair for myself. It’s only from re-reading that post that I can tell you with confidence that the yarn for these was Dream in Color Everlasting Sock, and I have no idea what the colorway is. I do remember that it was this pair of socks that caused me to buy my sock blockers; I’d been wanting them for the blog for a long time, but this pair of socks actually needed blocking, because they came out a little too small for my feet!
If you squint at this picture, you can see that they’re stretching, especially around my ankles. I know they’d stretch out more if I’d just wear them more, but that’s exactly the problem; I don’t really want to wear them because they’re a little too small! Alas.