Thursday: It’s All About the Socks

Hi All! What a busy few weeks behind and ahead of us! We went wine tasting at one of our local wineries this past Saturday and picked up lots of yummy wine. Then we went for a stroll and happened on a burger place that had a very tasty ahi tuna burger. Saturday night we went out with good friends for dinner and a live band. I had an awesome book club meeting this past Sunday, where I was surprised by gifts, cake and all around good fun. Monday was my birthday and my hubby spoiled me 🙂 We’ve got pizza night at one of our local wineries this coming Friday night and then a fun BBQ at our friend Reshma’s on Saturday night. I’ve told my husband I need a day of down time on Sunday so I can get some knitting in and just decompress. Anyone else who is an introvert out there can surely relate.

Anyway, you’re here about the socks, right? Just a reminder, these are Amy’s Favorite Toe-Up Socks. I’ve made a little progress, maybe about an inch, since we last spoke. (You can click the images to make them larger and see the full picture!)

That’s not too bad, considering I’m working on them TAAT (two at a time), and still working on my test shawl knit. I did some research since my last sock post and found out that when I get to the heel, I will be working on one sock at a time and then moving to the other sock heel. That provides me with a lot of relief because I had no idea how I was going to do it. Thank goodness for knittinghelp.com and YouTube videos! I’m still worried that they might be a little big. You can see the stretch in the second picture. I do love the toe and the way it fits and will use the Figure Eight Cast On in the future.

I’ve spoken to a few friends that this will probably be my last test knit for awhile. I want to work on projects that have been sitting around, languishing, and wondering why I haven’t been working on them. I also have some patterns that have been in my queue on Ravelry for way too long that I really want to knit. I need to finish my niece’s baby blanket and make a hat for the baby. I also need to knit a Rebecca Danger monster for the big boy who is getting a new little brother. And don’t you want to read about something that I’m doing, other than socks? Test projects don’t really allow for that until they are released.

You should totally go check out Hannah at unsophisticated+jejune and Alex at alexand knits! I haven’t seen a sock post from them as of yet; however I’m sure they’ll have one out soon. It is Thursday after all, right? And we all love a good sock post on Thursdays 🙂

Until next time, Happy Knitting!

 

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9 thoughts on “Thursday: It’s All About the Socks

  1. Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a nice week, and yes I totally relate to booking a day of nothing after a few days being busy. One day in the crowds : two days in the clouds. Your socks are progressing fast, I can see the stretch, but maybe if you make sure they are a teensy bit snug lengthwise it might pull it all in. Do you think that would work? Have yet another fabulous weekend Paula! 🙂

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    • That may work, Hannah! Thanks for your feedback 🙂 Thanks too for the birthday wishes. I was thinking about decreasing the stitch count until I get closer to the heel and then going back up since I have a big heel; however that may work. I should also try them on in the evening when my feet are the most swollen. These pics were taken in the morning when my feet are at their smallest. I hope your weekend is fabulous too!

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