Some people need two exactly matching socks. I love wearing those too, it feels so organized! So in control of life and limb.
But looking at my sock WIPs I concede that I mostly knit sibling socks… I’d better learn to extract some feeling of control from that.
There’s that one Checkbox sock finished I showed you yesterday. It will surely get a non-identical sibling. I can only hope the next pattern plays nice with my colours so they seem somehow related.
These are my Chance socks Work In Progress (WIP):
The pattern is Chance Socks by Anne Rutgrink. They are steadily progressing. But I’ve got to keep the pattern nearby for the cables and a dice to decide which cable to knit next. Yarn is Cat Sock yarn by Wolbeest and I put a cat marker in. I think I’ll attach a permanent marker to the socks. A cat 🙂
Not this one though, this is my progress keeper:
There was a tiny problem when I turned the heel: my instep is too high and the sock got too tight:
I consulted with Anne and we discussed options. She advised to do whatever works for me. So I winged it:
I ripped out the heel flap and did not decrease. Instead I rounded the heel with 99 stitches on the needles. I put in a second set of shortrows. Then I started to decrease a bit. And then a lot. And now it’s just knitting steadily upward until I need to decrease some more for my skinny ankles.
These will be short socks, just above the ankles. Because they will eventually replace my Wolop Slush Shake Socks. Made from that wonderful sock blank that I dyed with help from Wolop in Anna-grey-purple:
I love these socks!
I wear them A LOT and I’m quite rough on them. Walking in them on the brick floor or even outside. Wrenching them into my sneakers without loosening the laces…
This is them today:
They hold up well! I photographed in raw morning light but the colour is still the same. The yarn pills a bit but doesn’t wear. Plenty of months left to wear these.
One sock was knitting toe-up and this sock is weaker at the heel than it’s top-down sibling. This has to do with me being a loose knitter. Also with me not understanding toe-up heel construction very well thusly focusing on weird decreases instead of tension:
Don’t let me wing a heel on a toe-up sock! I have no idea what I’m doing.
Next sock WIP:
I haven’t knit on the Lente Sokken by Dutch Mama. All clues are out now and there are so much cables! Again I’ll have to knit near a computer with the pattern and have to look at the knitting all the time and I don’t have much knitting time like that. Also I am doubtful about the fit and this makes me knit other, more fun things.
Last sock WIP are the Fee Dragee socks, the qualifying pattern for Sock Madness by Caoua Coffee. They are now my no-need-to-look-at-them/ car knitting project. I save them for mindless moments.
As soon as I qualified for the Sock Madness I abandoned the half rib from the pattern and gave them plain stockinette stitch feet. Nicer to knit for me and a nicer fit in my shoes. I ran out of the grey yarn and attached a different yarn. I inserted a sneaky pink line to fool the eye. I’ll end up with two similar looking socks except one will have a pink line in the middle of the foot.
Matching Sock Problem? Ain’t no such thing.