Once Upon A Sock: August Edition

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Hi All!

Did you enjoy my posts about Baby Rainy’s homemade gifts? If you haven’t checked them out, please do! You can find the links in the menu bar to the right. I would love your feedback. This year is flying by and this past month has been no exception. I didn’t meet my goal of finishing my socks by the 1 year anniversary of starting them; however I did finish them in the same month ๐Ÿ™‚ I absolutely adore the pattern, fit and yarn…I guess I just love everything about them!

Ravelled Here: Smooth Operators by Susan B Anderson

Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm) magic loop

Yarn: String Theory Colorworks Inertia Self Striping in the color Putnisite

Started / Finished: July 10, 2016 – July 23, 2016 (Whew!)

New Techniques Learned: Afterthought Heels…this was new to me and scary as heck when I first started taking out the waste yarn, but now I love the method and will use it for future sock patterns. Especially for self-striping sock yarn!

I knit these TAAT and they took forever; however I’m so happy to be finished with them! They are super soft, especially after blocking and I know I’ll get a ton of use out of them.

Now, I just need to decide what I want to knit next. I’m leaning very heavily towards the Rose City Rollersย or actually knitting the pattern from this months Yarnbox Sock Club, Call Me Ishmael. My yarn for the sock club just went in the mail yesterday, so I don’t know what color I will receive as of yet. Maybe I’ll wait until I get it and then decide. Regardless, I will have another pair on the needles again soon!

Me, and my fellow sock knitters, link up the first Thursday of every month to talk about our socks. If you would like to join us, let one of us know and we’ll be happy to add you to the group! I know that Stefanie from Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoonsย is taking a social media / blog break for the months of August and September. Katherine from fiber and sustenance is currently on a cross country road trip with her hubby and I’m not sure if she’ll have time to post about socks this month; however check out her journey! She’s got some awesome pictures and lots of knitting!!! Finally, Kat from felinity knits has her sock post up for the month and it is an absolute stunning show stopper! Check her out!

Until next time, Happy Knitting!



12 Comments Add yours

  1. Wooohooo congrats! The finished project is brilliant – so glad you’re pleased with them because they’re ace! I am considering afterthought heels for my next pair of socks – it feels so wrong! But can definitely see the appeal. Did you follow a particular technique?

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    1. Ugh…I replied to you last night; however it was on my phone. I see now that the comment didn’t take ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I basically knit three rows of waste yarn back and forth on the heel. Then I just continued knitting for 2-3 inches. Then I went back and picked up the stitches above and below the waste yarn, pulled out the waste yarn and started knitting the heel per the pattern instructions. Easy, peasy! Thanks so much for the great compliments ๐Ÿ™‚ I am very pleased with the fit and overall look of them. I will definitely use this pattern again in the future!


  2. madgeface says:

    I love those socks! Great job!

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  3. Knit Potion says:

    These turned out so well! I love the opposite color patterning on the yarn too. It’s perfect for this pattern!

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    1. Thank you, Melinda! I really like it too ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Oh Paula, they turned out so beautifully! Congrats on getting them off the needles — nothing is better than socks that you’ll get lots of use of. I’m excited to see what you choose next … I love the Rose City Rollers! I’m so sorry I missed Thursday — I had it on my radar at the beginning of the week … and then completely spaced when I wrote a post on Thursday. I’ll be back at it next month ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope you’re doing well!

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    1. Thank you so much, Katherine! I kind of figured that was what happened. It’s hard to remember which day is which when traveling cross country. I still haven’t chosen what I’m doing next as I’ve been wrapped up in my sock yarn blanket. I guess I’d better get on it…although I’m still waiting on my sock yarn from Yarnbox to see if I want to work on those socks! Hopefully, I’ll get it today and can finally make a decision. Everything is going well here and I’m enjoying your journey!


  5. These look so awesome!!! Fantastic work!


  6. Stefanie says:

    YAY! You finished them!


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