Start of the Socks

heels05aI’ve started in on the pile of sock yarn that is in my “to do” list, the first up is a skein of Lorna’s Laces hand dyed yarn.  It is a superwash merino and I couldn’t talk myself into getting my sock machine all set up just to pack it back up for an event tomorrow.  I cast on for two at a time and have been very productive, especially considering it is on size 1 needles.  I was thinking about half way through the day that the number cast on for one sock (64) is the same as what I cast on for a child’s hat.  I would have two hats done but this point, but nope I’m half way through two socks instead.   The color is a great grey/blue with some brown in there too, I’m leaving the solid colors for the machine, they go faster and I stay entertained with the changing colors of the variegated yarns.

heels05bWhen I started adding on the inches the blue looked like it would stay on one side and not stripe around the circumference of the sock.  I panicked a little and then kept on going figuring that if it did that would look cool too.  As it turned out, I am really enjoying the non-perfect stripes  It is almost a spiral pattern but is broken up a bit, making it interesting but not too wild for a pair of socks for the office.   Zach is eying the socks and I don’t blame him, I’ve been promising to make him another pair since I accidentally felted his Civil War socks in the wash.  Tomorrow we will be at a Civil War living history event where I will be doing demos so it will be a perfect time to finish off a pair for him.

I’ll start on the heels of these when we get back… heels05c

One thought on “Start of the Socks

Join the conversation

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s