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FFN: July socks and a catch up pair

July 30, 2015

I am unofficially caught back up on my 12 pairs of socks in 2015. Thanks in part to the fact that I finally finished a miscellaneous pair for the giant. These were cast on back at the beginning of the year, but since I didn’t make my June pair of socks I kicked it into high(er) gear to work on these.

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These are from Regia sock yarn and are my basic Giant pattern, although I do think I knit the cuffs slightly longer as well as the heel flap. This pair isΒ too big for my blockers, but the Giant was MIA when these were getting photographed so just imagine they aren’t as frumpy looking okay? This pair will probably hang out in my holiday box for now, although I can’t say if the Giant will actually get them for a Christmas present or just when the weather turns cooler.

In slightly related news my July socks are also off the needle. I actually finished these last Saturday, but we went out-of-town and I had stuck them in a bag and forgot to post the photo. Speaking of photos, you may notice that there is some oddity with the pair shown below, for some reason the sock on the right decided to swirl/stack and the sock on the left pooled. As far as I know both pairs were knit at the same gauge and on the same needles, and I can safely say the yarn came from the same skein. I can’t say I mind the difference, I just found it a little perplexing.

IMG_1598The socks themselves are a bit shorter than my usual vanilla pattern, but this wasn’t for any particular reason. They were also knit on US size 0 (2.0 mm)needles instead of my traditional US size 1 (2.25 mm) and lastly I tried the fish-lips-kiss-heel for the first time (well second but that first time didn’t really count in my opinion.) The heel seems to fit pretty well but I still ended up with a hole/gap at the side, anyone happen to know a fix for that?

As for other knitting it’s been pretty mundane, I don’t have any new projects on the needles and the blankets haven’t had enough progress to warrant a photo. I do plan on waiting until Saturday to pull my August socks but since I don’t have much else on the needles it might be time to browse my queue on Ravelry and see what I might be able to come with.

Anyone have any ideas for a need to knit pattern?

 

 

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5 Comments
  1. Maybe a yummy hat or cowl? Fall will be here before you know it!

    • I do like the idea of those, I just need to find a pattern. Of course that is a wonderful problem to have.

      • I am currently in love with the purl soho herringbone cowl, the knitted bliss Stockholm cowl, the beeswax hat, and the Bosc hat πŸ™‚ But I also really want to try doing some brioche.. I agree, thinking about all the options is awesome!

  2. Congrats on finishing both your June and July socks! I’m on track with my personal club as well. πŸ™‚

    I use the FLKH all the time and I’ve never had a gap on the side. As you were finishing the heel, on the last WS row did you slip those 2 double stitches onto the left needle and then work across the back of the sock as normal? That’s about the only thing I can think of that would leave a hole as you’re not supposed to work those last 2 double stitches until the *next* row when you’ve come back around to them. If that’s not the problem, I’m happy to talk it out with you to see what went wrong. I’ve gotten pretty good at that heel! πŸ™‚

  3. Both pairs are lovely, but I’m especially intrigued by your July socks. I’m currently knitting my first pair and with multi colored yarn and now I can’t wait to see what the next sock looks like! Does this happen often? It’s so cool πŸ˜€

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