Good morning. I’m joining in something new today with Paula (Spin a Yarn), Katherine (fiber and sustenance), and Maggie (Project[s] in Progress). They’ve been linkin’ up their sock posts to one another; it seemed to have started weekly on Thursdays and now it’s monthly. I felt that was doable
and I can still post about sock progress, etc. in my Sunday YOP1617 posts as well. I plan to knit many pairs of socks for me, myself, and I this 2017 so hey, why not right?
LBK (Little Bobbins Knits) Christmas Eve Socks
Progress! Doesn’t it feel good to have progress in a project?
This WIP has been my go-to car knitting. I want to finish them up since they’re from last year. While this project already as a name to remind me of my December 24th cast on, I do think of these socks as fraternal twins. You got Kale and Peppermint.
Kale was finished recently. I tried him on a few times one evening. My 56 stitches cast on feels really good for my muscular calf. The leg portion is 7 inches long – thought I’d try that length. The cuff therefore stretches over a fourth of my calf. The fabric sits right on top of my leg and around my foot; I think if I wanted that intended one inch negative ease, I could have decreased down to 52 stitches for the rest of the sock. The afterthought heel encases my narrow heel fine. I followed the instructions and knitted a shorter toe than the usual 2 inches in other patterns, but I like how this wedge style fits my toes compared to the other times I’ve used that style.
Twin Peppermint is almost up to her toe. I have been working on her steadily so there’s only 10 foot rounds to go before I switch to the kale colorway. I’ll go back after the toe is done to knit the heel. Since Kale was the first sock, I was able to get my numbers down and just easily follow them along for the second sock. I’m really excited to finish this WIP. What a unique pair they’ll be in fabric and in colors.
These are the latest sock posts from our Once Upon a Sock group; they’d love for you to visit:
- Paula – Simple House Slippers
- Katherine – Smooth Operators and No Idle Hands
- Maggie – Nice Ribbed Socks
Thank you for dropping by. Have a good Thursday!