Once Upon a Sock, four

Sound the trumpets! I give you the new header for Once Upon A Sock…

Ever since I joined the group, I wanted to make a header for our monthly posts. I at first thought to draw it by hand, like a kawaii chibi knitting a sock, but my perfectionist streak totally gave me drawer’s block. Then I thought of word art and poked around Pinterest. I tried Cool Text but wasn’t feelin’ the results. I tried Tagxedo and Wordle, but our laptop doesn’t have the needed plug-ins and I do not dare install them as the mister would go Donkey Kong if a virus happened. So I then read this pin, and proceeded to hunker down and put stuff together via Microsoft Word. There was a lot of tinkering, manipulation of text, and editing but I finally got to where I wanted to go. Kat, Katherine, and Paula will feature this header in their posts as well. Right now, since mine is prepped, I won’t have their direct, Once Upon a Sock post links until tomorrow.

I have made terrific progress on my Yule Ball sock. The leg is completed in the Hermione’s Everyday Socks stitch pattern. I inserted the heel placement yarn for my afterthought heel; this comes from Susan B. Anderson’s Smooth Operator Socks pattern. I won’t put in the heel until the end.

Thinking ahead, should I use contrasting yarn? I don’t really have anything to go well with this Space Cadet yarn as my sock yarn is pretty much variegated. I do have some solid colored yarn but the colors I have, like black, brown, or green, don’t complement this pale pink. So something to think about because I would rather not buy yarn just for this purpose.

That’s all I got for today. Please check out Kat, Katherine, and Paula’s posts. I will update their links Thursday after drop off but their names in green will take you to their homepages. 05.05.: All links have been updated. Thanks for comin’ by. TTYL.

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20 thoughts on “Once Upon a Sock, four

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    • Sorry it didn’t work out for you. I like the stitch pattern as it’s easy to memorize and it gives me good practice in knits and purls with Portuguese knitting.

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  3. One of these days, I will get back to my second sock in this pattern 🙂 Yours look fantastic! I’ve linked you up…and I absolutely love the header for our monthly posts! Thank you again for making it 🙂

    Just an FYI…that green color for the links is very hard to read. I almost missed them. Maybe it’s my eyes?

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      • That color is so much easier to read! Thank you! I meant to ask you, have you ever bought mini’s with the express purpose of wanting to use them for contrasting toes and heels? I have several skeins like that…I just used two of them to make my baby mitten socks. That way you don’t have to buy a full skein of yarn. Just a thought!

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      • That’s a great idea. I’ve bought minis once and traded w/another knitter a different time. They’re all variegated though and I had planned to use them for a Cozy Memories blanket.

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  4. I love the header! There’s a few different things I’ve been wanting to make a header for but am not real great at the actual hunkering down and doing it part! I didn’t know you could do something like that in Microsoft Word. I’m intrigued! I love the socks though of course have no advice. If you ever run out of people to make socks for I wouldn’t turn down a pair!

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  6. I loooove how these are looking! And I actually love the yarn you’ve put in for the afterthought heel (even though I realize that’s probably not what you want long term!) Have you looked at all at mini skeins for the heel? Hedgehog Fibers has some pretty ones!!

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  7. I just read that you knit the Portuguese style, I thought I was all alone knitting that style 🙂 For years I used to knit with the yarn around the neck, but for the last decade I switched to knitting pins and lately, because I keep misplacing them, I use simple paper clips, inserted in the neckline of the blouse I’m wearing.
    That sock looks yummy!

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  8. gorgeous socks and you could go either way with contrast or no contrast. I guess it’s what you are feeling like when you get there. I am excited that today I had no hiccups on my computer….today is going to be an awesome day.

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  9. Fantastic header. Im off to check out the others blogs. Thank you for the easy links!!! Id go no contrast with those beautiful socks. too delicate to mess with

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  10. The header looks great! I love the yarn you’re using, I think a variegated yarn would look cool as a contrasting heel 🙂

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  12. Thanks for the pin for the subway art…I would like to try my hand at that for cards too. I am on the 2nd Hermione sock and now I too have it memorized which makes it so much easier but I am more a plain SS sock gal. I can’t wait to get back to regular old generic socks! LOL! I love yours and your work is so impeccable….all your stitches are perfect. Practice makes perfect I hope because I need to improve and also on my speed too. The afterthought heel scared me but I will attempt one of these days! Good for you!

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