WiP Posts

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!!

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