Finishing A Thing

Finished!! A pair of socks.

I like to have specific projects for specific areas. Like a trail of fiber bread crumbs strewn all over the house (much to the chagrin of my spouse). Today’s FO was the socks I had upstairs that I worked on during story/bed time (10 minutes at a time). I am uncertain of when I started these socks, likely January 2021. I worked one and the 2nd toe between start and last week, then finished the 2nd sock in a few days.

The yarn is some mystery yarn that is a wool/acrylic blend that I purchased off of EBay in 2008 or 2009. I would call it heavy fingering or maybe even sport weight. I work it up on a size 2 with good results. I dyed each of the 8-12 skeins a different color with a variety of Wilton Cake Icing dyes set with white vinegar. For these socks I striped a reddish pink and a light pink. I gave not a lick of care about color jogging. And the gauge is a bit off between the two. The striping SHOULD have been the exact same; the striping is fraternal. Theoretically I have enough yarn to make a reverse pair. I don’t think I will.

Construction notes: toe-up using Aggie’s Simple Cast-on, size 2 needles, short-row heel, short leg, 2×2 rib (10 rows) and a work-2-together bind-off. No actual pattern followed, increased to 64 stitches around, I think. Worked entirely on DPNs one-at-a-time. The stripes help me keep track of the rows.

My next socks will be another thick pair of “In the House Socks”. I don’t know when I’m starting those. I have a LOT of designs that are in the end stages and I’m not ready to start all over again.

Can you spot the differences?

Published by Cinna Knits

Enthusiastic teacher. Voracious fiber artist. Perpetual creator.

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