Once Upon a Sock – November 2018


Hi All!

Do you knit or crochet socks? Do you like to blog about them and share your progress? The first Thursday of every month, my friends and I link up with each other and talk about our socks…the good, the bad, and the ugly. The beauty of a link up party is the ability to jump in and out when you want to share….even if you’ve knit just one row or want to talk about what you’re dreaming of making next. Click the link below to join in, follow the instructions, then link back to my blog so we can all share in the happiness of your gorgeous socks! Feel free to use the beautiful OUAS images Stefanie, from stefaniecraftswithwoolpaperfabric, created just for us. All three are included within my blog.


Can you believe it’s November already? My, oh my, how this last year has flown by. Pretty soon it will be Thanksgiving, then Christmas. As it is, I only have 5 more weeks to work this year. Easy, peasy! Apologies to all of my blog friends for being so behind on reading. I was off the computer for two weeks due to a sprained ring finger on my right hand and I missed out on a lot! I’m slowly catching up though 🙂

I originally thought I would only be hosting this month and have nothing else for you due to the sprained finger. However, I was able to heal enough that this past Sunday I finished up my socks! Monday, I Kitchener stitched the toes and sewed in all the ends, as well as blocked them. Blocking made a world of difference in the softness level.

Can I tell you how excited I am to finally have these off the needles and onto my feet? It has got super chilly here in the mornings (40 degrees fahrenheit), although still warm afternoons (80’ish degrees fahrenheit), and I’m very grateful for the plethora of cozy socks to warm my feet. So, without further ado…here are the details!

Pattern: Jelly Rolls by Mara Catherine Bryner (paid for pattern and totally worth it!)

Ravelled Here: Jelly Rolls

Needles Used: US 1 (2.25 mm) and US 2 (2.75 mm) (combo of DPNs and TAAT Magic Loop)

Yarn Used: Main Color was West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 ply Self Striping in the colorway Rum Paradise. I used 44 grams and have a little over half the skein left. The Contrasting Color was leftover bits of Spud & Chloe Fine in the colorway Dragonfly. I used it all up.

Started: June 16, 2018 / Finished: October 29, 2018 (Woo hoo for finishing in the same year!)

These were originally for my cousin, Nichole. However, she passed away on August 22nd and I promised I would finish them and wear them proudly in her memory. And that is exactly what I have been doing. These make me so happy when I see them. I want to knit them again and play around with the design; however feel like I should at least knit one other pattern before I go back to these. I haven’t figured out which pattern that is as of yet, but I’m sure I’ll figure it out soon. My yarn is calling to me. I do have the yarn picked out for my next pair of Jelly Rolls though 🙂

And for those that remember the original photo of the memorial tattoo that I got for my cousin, Nichole, here is the fully healed image 😀


Until next time, Happy Knitting!



11 Comments Add yours

  1. Meg Jones says:

    I’m glad your finger is healed! That must have been so annoying!

    Those socks are just delightful though. I am so pleased they’re finished and that you can now wearing them and delight in the rainbows peeking out of any shoes!

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  2. Utterly gorgeous socks, and the absolute best tattoo. xxx

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  3. Such happy socks, and I hope wearing them brings some happy memories!

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  4. Stefanie says:

    Ouch, a sprained finger doesn’t sound fun. Glad you’re on the mend and able to knit again. Great FO, a rainbow of happy colors and cute, memorial ink. I think next year I’m just going to make shorties because I’d make more use of those with sneakers.

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  5. Liz Morgan says:

    I don’t know how I missed that your cousin died, but I am so sorry for your loss. I remember saying to Kat (after her dad died) that rainbows represent hope & that maybe her Rum Paradise socks are hope in knit form. I love the tattoo, and I hope you have happy memories wearing the socks.

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    1. Thank you Liz. I talked briefly about it in Septembers sock post since she passed away on 8/22. I was going to write a blog post about her; I just haven’t been able to do it as of yet. These socks were originally for her; however I am wearing them now. I smile every time I look at them for many rainbow reasons.


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