all the sock knitting

Hello! I’m still here! It’s been awhile since I have opened up my computer or even taken out my camera, so all my pictures lately are from instagram. It’s pretty hard to do much of anything when I feel so off but knitting helps me not think too much, so there has been lots of that happening, especially sock knitting.

I finished the Vanilla Latte socks in Black Market Wool yarn. The colorway is Groove is in the Heart, it’s so colorful and fun!

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I also finished up my Hermoine’s Everyday socks using Knit Picks Hawthorne in the Cosmic Speckle colorway. I really like the rolled cuff on these, I wasn’t sure how it would feel higher than the ankle but it feels fine so far. I’m happy that I have a pair of these patterned socks for myself now, it definitely will not be my only pair.

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I’m taking part in a new KAL called the Cookie Jar Along, in this one you knit any pair of socks by Cookie A. I chose to knit her Senna pattern. Looking at the pattern intimidated me, I wasn’t sure if I could follow it, it requires a lot more attention than the usual patterns I knit. I managed to finish the first sock, there were mistakes made, mostly because I got tired and payed less attention but it’s not too noticeable. The yarn I’m knitting with is Manos Del Uruguay Alegria, the colorway on this one is just a number, A410. Second sock is being started today!

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Another KAL I’m knitting for is the Fancy Feet KAL in the Grocery Girls podcast group. This one is for trying new techniques in your sock knitting. I’ve decided to try DPNs for the first time! It was super fiddly in the beginning but I’ve gotten the hang of it and actually kind of like it. I decided to knit vanilla socks because I thought it would be easier for my first DPN project. I do have small bits of laddering in some places but not too terrible. I’m using Manos del Uruguay Alegria yarn again, I really love working with this brand!

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And I’ll be participating in one more KAL starting tomorrow, it’s called the One Week Sock Challenge. It’s exactly like it’s called, knit a pair of socks in one week. I have knit socks in a week but it’s been awhile since I’ve done that, so we’ll see if I can do it again. I picked up some yarn from my local store this week, it’s OpalΒ Happy mit Silbereffekt in the Sweet and Spicy color way. It’s sparkly and wonderful! I follow my yarn shop on facebook and when she posted a photo of all the new Opal she got, this one immediately caught my eye and I went in the next day for it.

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That’s all the sock knitting I have to share right now, thanks for stopping by! β™₯

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