Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WIP Wednesday-Socks

Here are the other 2 things I'm currently working on:

My Falcon's Football socks.  I take socks to the games to keep me busy during those arduous TV commercials. I tend towards just a plain vanilla sock so that there's not tons of thought required.  This year I wanted something in the team colors.  I had hoped to get some yarn from Fab Funky Fibers, but she was not taking any custom orders.  She referred me to Loopy Ewe and that had just what I was looking for.  These socks are being knit out of the Biscotte & Cie Felix Self-stripping yarn in the colorway Eragon.  This yarn has been lovely to work with, and I enjoy watching the stripes come around.  I had cast on the cuff during a pre-season game we watched on TV, and then worked the leg, heel flap, and began to turn the heel during Sunday's rather thrilling game against the NO Saints.  The goal is to have them finished by the end of the season, but if I keep up this pace I may have to cast on another pair.
My other pair of socks are again-just vanilla. This is my 3rd attempt at socks using this yarn.  Note to self avoid dark colored yarn for socks.  This is Miss Babs Windsor Monochrome in the colorway lilacs.  I don't even think she uses this base anymore, and honestly this yarn has just been okay to knit with, perhaps I'm just tired of it.  I purchased this at the Southeaster Animal and Fiber Festival (SAFF) in 2010, and really wanted to get it out of my stash-I have completed one sock, including the toe grafting! And am now on the heel flap of sock #2.  I'm looking forward to adding 2 pairs to my sock drawer, and hopefully a few others before the spring.  My feet get cold, so I get  a lot of use out of my wool socks.
I continue to make great progress on my Sommer Sleevless Top and Parabola.  I plan to swatch for the outer layer of Parabola this weekend.  Once these are off the needles I plan to start Apeture, but still need to swatch for that project.  What's on your needles or in your queue?

1 comment:

Mary said...

knitting striped socks is still on my to-do list. I've never been able to get stripes, the colors always pool. I just started Wheaten and I'm going to swatch for Lindsay today or tomorrow. then Amanda. and October 1 the next Rowan KAL starts!!