Once Upon a Sock: January 2018

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Hi All and Happy New Year!

I have a little bit of progress on my socks this month, although not as much as I had wished. I fell down the rabbit hole of testing some new patterns for designers in the month of December and didn’t accomplish as much as I wished. I also messed up on my short rows and had to rip back to the leg and start over.

When we last spoke about socks, I had 20 rows of the cuff and 28 rows of the leg complete. Now, I’m happy to say that I finished up the leg with 60 rows, completed the German Short Row heel, and have three rows of the foot completed. I know the lighting is not the best on the image below; however it’s been dark and dreary here…no perfect light for photos. This is a 64 stitch sock, using Mina’s Vanilla Sock Recipe, and it was soothing to work on it while binge watching shows during vacation.


I’m excited to see what the new year brings in terms of socks. I know I have a lot of patterns queued and can’t wait to see which ones spark my interest next. I also want to make more socks this year than last year…so I need to get knitting!

While you’re here, go check out my fellow sock knitters. Every month, we blog about our sock progress, or lack thereof, and link up with each other. If you’d like to join us, leave a comment for one of us and we’ll add you to the list! I will update blogs as they come out; however I can tell you that Kat has some awesome plans for socks this year over at felinity knits. And she just recently finished an awesome pair of Rainbow Socks too! Also, check out Katherine’s new cast on with freaking gorgeous yarn at fiber and sustenance,Β  and Stefanie’sΒ  at Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons. She has also cast on with freaking gorgeous yarn and has some awesome progress.Β I can’t wait to see what they are up to! Both of them are knitting socks concurrently…I should have thought of that too so I don’t get second sock syndrome πŸ™‚

Until next time, Happy Knitting!


17 Comments Add yours

  1. Ooh it’s looking great. Sometimes vanilla socks are just exactly what you need.

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    1. Absolutely needed πŸ™‚ I think the yarn is keeping it interesting too because I’m never sure how it’s going to knit up!

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  2. AJ says:

    It’s looking great!

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  3. Stefanie says:

    This is great progress. I like the length of the leg too.

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    1. Thank you! I really like the length as well. Her pattern says she does either 60 or 80 rows, and when I tried it on, I thought 60 was perfect πŸ™‚


  4. MrsCraft says:

    They’re looking fab so far!

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  5. Kat L. says:

    They’re looking great! Also, may I say that your snowflake toenails are awesome?! Need to copy that idea right now πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you so much πŸ™‚ I wanted to do something different from the normal red I do around this time of year and asked the girl if she could do snowflakes πŸ™‚ I thought it was perfect and not just related to Christmas so it would last longer.

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  6. Jane Gealy says:

    I’ve just come back from Hobbycraft with enough wool to make 4 pairs of socks, mostly in self-striping yarn which is a revelation. I’ve not knitted in decades and I’m sure they didn’t have that when I was last knitting.

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    1. Good luck on your socks! There are so many techniques and wonderful patterns out there, as well as beautiful sock yarn. It’s enough to make your head spin πŸ™‚

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  7. If I’m organized, I just might be able to finish a new pair of socks tonight! Fingers crossed. Love yours!

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    1. Thank you, Andrea! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you πŸ™‚ Mine are coming along slowly but surely πŸ˜€

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