Once Upon a Sock: WIP’s

Hi All!

My husband and I took a trip to Maui, HI a few weeks ago and that is where most of my sock knitting happened this month. I captured some pictures the last day we were there from our lanai; however it was a little cloudy.

I was able to complete one baby sock, using the Baby Mitten Socks pattern discussed last month. I wanted baby girl “Rainbow J”, affectionately known as “Rainy” to have at least one sock made in HI so she could have a beautiful view to go with the sock. Here’s a pic of the HO (Half Finished Object) to tide you over until they are finished. (Hint: You can click on any pic in this post and it will open into a larger version.)

I also made a bit of progress on my Smooth Operators. The Smooth Operators have been on the needles since the pattern first came out…July of 2016! Holy cow, batman! These really need some love; however it’s still gonna be a little while as I need to make a baby blanket and finish that other sock for Rainy. Maybe they’ll get some attention while road tripping. We’ll see!

My progress keeper shows how far I’ve come since you last saw these. They are almost ready for the afterthought heel to be started. I decided to take a couple more pics this morning to show the progress a little better. These were taken in my backyard on another cloudy day.

And I know that this is not technically a sock; however it is called the Sockhead Slouch Hat and uses sock yarn. I thought I’d update you on my progress here too. It’s my take-a-long project so it doesn’t get a ton of attention if I’m not waiting somewhere or being a passenger in a vehicle. I’m really enjoying the supersoft yarn by Forbidden Woolery in the Gluttony Sock base and the color Alchemy. The yarn came from the Yarnbox Sock Club and I would never have gotten to experience the pleasure of this yarn without the club. It’s measuring 9 inches from the edge, so I’ve got a few more inches before starting the decreases. Yep, it’s that slouchy!

That’s it for me this month! I post on the first Thursday of every month about socks, along with my friends that also like to post about socks. If you’d like to join up, let one of us know and we’ll add you to the link up party 🙂 After that, post on the first Thursday of every month with the title “Once Upon a Sock” and link to us. Easy, peasy!

Until next time, Happy Knitting!


23 Comments Add yours

  1. Hope you had a woonnnnnderful trip! Love seeing that Hawaii back drop with your knits! All of tehse knits are so cute, but I especially love your sockead hat! My post will be up in just a little bit – have to finish a bit more work before I let myself finish my post, hehe!

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    1. Thank you so much! We had a fantastic trip! I’ll have to post a blog with some pictures just to highlight a few locations and views 🙂 Plus I had more knitting that also got some views…and one’s an FO now so a post to come soon on that too! Woo hoo!

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  2. PaperPuff says:

    Hope you had a great holiday. Super socks too1

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    1. Thank you! It was a lot of fun!

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  3. MrsCraft says:

    Those little pink socks are just adorable! ❤

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  4. Stefanie says:

    I love how your Smooth Operators are knitting up!

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    1. Thank you! I do too 🙂


    2. Stefanie says:

      Hi Paula. Can you pls PM me on Ravelry your email addy. I want to show the group something I created and thought we could use as a post header.


  5. whip1up says:

    I love the sockhead hat pattern! It is a great hat to knit, wear and gift!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it is! This is my third one and my favorite take-a-long knitting project 🙂

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  6. I love your tiny socks!

    Also I’m so sorry, I have been offline for the last two days with a migraine – I did think yesterday ‘argh, it’s once upon a sock day’ but I just couldn’t face looking at a screen. Will get my post up, belatedly, this evening.

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    1. Thank you! I’m so sorry you had a migraine…I get them too and they are a bear to deal with. No worries on the post. We’ll link you up as soon as you do…and I’ve been a day late myself before. I think we all have. Just get well soon!


      1. It is up at long last 🙂

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  7. Knit Potion says:

    I love the Sockhead Slouch Hat! Definitely going to make one of these!!

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    1. Me too! And it’s the perfect take-a-long project because you can stop and go anywhere at anytime 🙂 Plus…all those gorgeous skeins of sock yarn we have that are yearning to become something…it’s a perfect fit!


  8. Hawaii is on my bucket list! I’ve never seen a bad photo… and to sit in Hawaii and knit, wow, I think I will have died and gone to heaven. 🙂

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    1. Yep!!! Especially with the time change. I wake up super early and sit on the lanai watching the sun come up with a cup of coffee and my knitting 🙂 It’s an awesome experience.

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      1. Sounds like perfection to me! ❤

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