Once Upon a Sock: October Edition

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Hi All and Happy October!

I absolutely love this time of year. The leaves are just starting to change on some of our trees, although it will take a tad bit longer for the rest of them to catch up. The nights are definitely cooler and the days are too, which is a relief after an unprecedented, super hot summer. Pumpkin everything has come out…although not all of it good. Have you tried Halo Top’s Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream? I’m not a fan because of the pieces of pie crust (think soggy pie crust…not crisp and flaky) in it. Plus, I think there are some things you just shouldn’t mess with from the original flavor. Pumpkin Oreos anyone?

One of the other things I love about this time of year is getting to wear socks again! Yep…it’s all about the socks. And due to being sick last week, I was able to finish another pair, just in time for this cooler weather! I’ve talked about them many times on the blog. I actually started the first sock back in September of 2015. Socks were not really a priority at that time, even though I was blogging about them every Thursday. I finished the first sock in March of 2016 and cast on for the second. Then I put them away for a really, really long time.

Last month, while trying to determine which sock pattern I wanted to work next, I finally decided to pull out that second sock and get it done. I was tired of them taking up a pair of needles and a project bag. Plus I wanted that extra yarn for my sock yarn blanket πŸ™‚ I also made a solemn vow to myself to finish everything in my UFO and WIP projects before starting anything new. This pair of socks is the reason why I always knit them TAAT* now as I never want to get SSS** again. I’ve even blocked them and taken pictures. Go me!!!

Ravelled Here: Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder

Started / Finished: 9/26/2015 – 10/3/2017

Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm) 24 inch circulars

Yarn: Madeline Tosh Sock in the colorway Spectrum (used 96 grams)

Techniques Learned:Β With the first sock, I learned how to do my first Heel Flap, Heel Turn and Gusset. I’ve used all of these techniques multiple times since then; however this was my first! I also learned that there are some mistakes you can live with and some you can’t. If you look very closely at the sock on the right foot, you’ll see that I got off pattern on the foot section. I decided I can live with it since I’m the only one that will ever see it.

I had to throw that last picture in there because my dog photo bombed me πŸ™‚ Hey! Did you know that my friends and I blog about our sock knitting the first Thursday of every month? If you would like to join us, please let one of us know in the comments and we will be happy to link up with you! In the meantime, check out my very creative knitting buddies to see what they are up to this month! I will link straight to their posts as soon as they blog about them.

Katherine at fiber and sustenance

Kat at felinity knits

Stefanie at Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons

Until next time, Happy Knitting!

*TAAT = Two at a Time

**SSS = Single Sock Syndrome


16 Comments Add yours

  1. Knit Potion says:

    Love ’em!!! That color is gorgeous! And oh, my: ” I also made a solemn vow to myself to finish everything in my UFO and WIP projects before starting anything new.” WOW!!! If only! πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you, Melinda! I have been doing some crochet too that wasn’t in my WIP / UFO list; however that doesn’t count because it’s not knitting. Shhhhh….we know the difference πŸ™‚


  2. AJ says:

    The socks look awesome and congrats for finishing:)

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    1. Thank you AJ! It’s definitely been a long time coming πŸ™‚

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      1. AJ says:

        Some of the best projects are:)

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  3. Paula, they’ve turned out gorgeous — worth the wait!!! So sorry I didn’t post yesterday but my post is coming, just late! I’ve had a cold and my head hasn’t quite been where it should be. Glad you’re starting to enjoy some fall temps — I’ve had my woolies out for quite awhile over here across the pond, hehe!

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    1. Thank you, Katherine! I hope you start to feel better soon. I had the crud last week and am so glad to be over it. However, with these constantly changing temperatures, it’s hard not to get sick. I just saw your post and your socks are so absolutely adorable πŸ™‚

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  4. I love these. I can hardly see the difference, and I think they look beautiful. Congratulations. Also – my post is up, sorry I’m late this month!

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    1. Thank you Kat! No worries on the late post. It happens to all of us at one point or other πŸ™‚ I am adoring your socks too. Such pretty colors!

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  5. Stefanie says:

    Good job. I love the Eye of Partridge heel in that sock pattern. I need to figure out if that stellina, Hermione sock is too tight. I hope to work on wet-blocking tomorrow. I’ve been busy with cards and tidying up for company.

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    1. Thank you, Stefanie! I really like this heel too. It seems very sturdy and I love the look of it. Plus, it’s so easy to work. I hope your sock turns out to be a perfect fit! Otherwise, I’d put it in a gift pile πŸ™‚


  6. Lisa says:

    I love sock knitting, I’m actually on a 12 pairs in a year mission, although I am a tad behind. But it will happen! Those Hermoine socks are very nice, especially that color πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! I love it too, although my hands…not so much πŸ™‚ I would love to make 12 pairs in one year but I’m just not that fast with smaller needles. Maybe if that’s all I made, I might be able to do it. Kudos to you on trying to make it happen!


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