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Three pairs of socks

You know how I said last Monday that I’d have a FO post for my shawl soon?  And maybe have some Master Knitter swatches to show you?  Well, I didn’t bank on getting super sick later that day.  Strep throat, ear infection, sinus infection, and now a major cough.  I’m on the mend now, but for a few days there I was pretty much bed-ridden.  On the up-side I was able to finished a few WiPs during all that time resting!  I have yet to get some nice photos of my shawl for you – so you won’t see it today (hopefully you will in the next couple of days, though), but here’s what I finished while I was sick:

Twilight Socks:

Twinkling Stars

Pattern: basic generic stockinette sock
Yarn: Tempted Hand Painted Good Grrl in color Twilight
Needles: US 1.5

I wanted the yarn to shine through, so I just did a stockinette sock.  I casted on 68 stitches and did a K2P2 rib for an inch or so, and then gradually decreased by 4 stitches over the plain stockinette cuff.  I did an Eye of Partridge heel, with garter edges, and then a basic wedge toe.  I love the way it turned out.

Heels!

I don’t know how they got the single stitch of white randomly placed in the yarn, but it’s fantastic!

Coriolis Socks:

Pattern: Coriolis Socks by Cat Bordhi
Yarn:   Araucania Ranco Multy in color Aztec
Needles: US 1.5

I had done the first sock in preparation for a class I taught, and then the second sock just sat around for a while after I was done with the class.  I pretty much stuck to the pattern and I did a rolled cuff to finish.

I’m not sure that I like how they fit all that much, but they do look cool!

Socks for Hubby:

Pattern: my own ‘Willliam’s Socks – Expanded’ (to be released soon)
Yarn: Patons Kroy Socks 4 Ply in color Flax
Needles: US 2

This pattern has kind of taken a back seat to several other things I have going on right now, but as soon as I get a couple more test knits done for it I’ll be able to release it.  Hubby really likes his new socks – he says they’re ‘comfy’.  Can’t get any better than that, huh?

Heel Detail

So that’s what I’ve been up to.  I made a bit of a dent in my hibernating WiPs pile, so I only have 6 things on the needles now! 🙂  I’m itching to start something new now that I’ve finished a few of my lingering projects.  But I do still have another shawl on the needles that I should probably finish first…

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2 thoughts on “Three pairs of socks”

  1. I’m surprised there are ANY WIPs left in your house after your repeated bouts of the crud! Amazing work! I want to make your socks, William’s Socks!

    It’s so interesting with your Twilight socks, they almost look crocheted because of the way the colors lay. Before I got an up close look at them in the picture, I could have sworn you were hookin’ while you were sick!

    1. 🙂
      I wasn’t sure how the pattern would translate to adult sizes (my child version is already available right now for free), but it seems to have translated very well! They are a *very* smooshy pair of socks! I’m anxious to test out the women’s size now so I can have a pair for me!

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