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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About knitsbyheather

I'm a TKGA certified Master Knitter. I'm a knitwear designer and a knitting instructor. I'm also a stay at home and homeschooling mom of two wonderful boys. They sure keep me on my toes! When I'm not teaching or chasing around the boys, I'm knitting, designing, or reading!!
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2 Responses to Three pairs of socks

  1. Brandon Thomas says:

    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!

    • 🙂
      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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