I finished another pair of socks in record time this week. I cast on Monday night at Craft Night (because I was tired of making hexes and because I was at our agreed upon stopping point for the Carousel sock and wanted something else to work on) and had both socks completed by Sunday afternoon…less than a week. It was kinda a belated birthday present to myself, since my birthday was Friday.
This pair (number 6 on the sock counting tally) is made with Berroco Sox yarn in color 1476. There’s lots of purples, pinks, blues and white in this yarn. I love doing plain vanilla sock patterns and using a self-striping yarn. I don’t have to think about what stitch comes next and it’s great for when I want a quick traveling project. This yarn was super fun because the stripe pattern was random and I never knew what color would show up next. I just wish the yarn was a bit softer. It feels almost stiff in a way, even after washing and drying it.
When I started sock # 2 I didn’t have the same starting point in the yarn as the first one, so my stripes don’t line up the same, but that’s ok because I love the colors and the random differences. Someone on Ravelry pointed out that my socks are not Identical twins, but Fraternal Twins. I like this line of thinking! Even though they come from the same ball of material, they are each their own unique entity. 🙂
So, I hereby present pair of socks number six (pair number 3 for me) – Berroco Sox in Purples and Pinks.
I also finally finished Bug’s Red socks. He was so excited for them that I didn’t want to disappoint. I finished them at Craft Night on Monday and didn’t even have the chance to wash them because Bug wanted to wear them to school the very next morning. The pattern I used was A Thousand Kisses and it’s a good pattern. I didn’t have a good contrasting color yarn, so I left off the X’s and O’s and make the heel, toe and cuff the same color as the body. I’ve found that I’m just not a fan of the heel flap and the gusset. I much prefer the short row heel. The heel flap is great for when I don’t want to think about what I’m doing and just work back and forth, but I love the simple look of the short row heel. I think for the next time I make Bug a pair of socks, I’ll use the same pattern, maybe with the multi-colors this time and do a short row heel instead.
Now presenting Bug’s Red Socks:
I can’t wait to start working on my next pair of socks. I’m thinking of a pair for Darling Hubby (whether he wants a pair or not! lol)