WiP Friday?

I don’t have any FOs to show you today.  And I forgot to do my WiP Wednesday post.  So today we shall have WiP Friday!! 🙂

I have lots to show you today.  All socks.  I’m not sure what has happened to me.  I was really into socks a couple of years ago, and then I was really into lace shawls (still am), but my obsession with socks is starting to come back.  I suppose we all go through an ebb and flow as knitters, as with lots of other things.

Anyhow, here’s the first pair in progress:

Pattern: improvised 58 stitch cuff down sock
Yarn: Lotus Yarns Chakra in colorway Katherine (Merino/Cashmere blend)

Done with the first sock and about to start the second!  Loving the colors in this yarn.  Very masculine – I almost wish I had knit these for my husband instead.  Almost.  This yarn feels like heaven on my foot.  I can’t wait to have a finished pair.  Not sure I’ll ever wear them in shoes – maybe just as bed socks. 🙂

Second pair in progress:

Pattern: improvised 64 stitch cuff down sock
Yarn: Collinette Jitterbug in colorway Monet.

These will have Velvet Plum heels and toes like my Gauguin socks.  See a theme?  I’m truly considering wearing one of each as a pair.  Monet and Gauguin.  I’m definitely going to use my leftovers (and I have plenty!!) together on an ‘artist mash-up’ pair of socks.  Along with my leftover ‘Starry Night’ yarn.  It’ll either be ugly as all get-out, or fantastic, we’ll see.

Third pair in progress:

(top of foot)

Pattern: Nightingale by Vintage Purls
Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy in colorway Dusky Aurora (dark blue) and Gypsy Knits Sock It in colorway Fairy Tree (pale yellow)

(bottom of foot)

I cast these on because I had an uncontrollable itch to knit something in fair isle.  I want to do this pattern as a cardigan, but I couldn’t wait for the necessary yarn to be ordered for that, so I did some stash diving and came up with these yarns to do the socks.  At least this way, if I ever do the cardigan, I’ll have some matching socks to go with it. 🙂  I’m having fun with these – fair isle is so much fun!!

So, that’s what I have on my needles this week.  (Plus a shawl that I can’t show you.  Which is taking forever because there are beads involved.  Yep.)  I wonder how many more socks will end up on my needles by next week?

Happy Knitting!!


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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