Xmas in July Socks

So, I started knitting this pair of socks back in July. I knit the first sock and casted on for the second sock before loosing interest and starting something new. I picked them up and finished this week.

I knit them with yarn that I dyed with cactus blossoms last summer.

I was really surprised to get this beautiful shade of gold out of red blossoms

you can read about my project details by clicking on this screen shot of my Ravelry Project Page.

Click image to see ravelry notes

July Socks

I can’t say that I am happy with the way this pair of socks turned out! The yarn from the sock on the right had a huge knot in it and the yarn switched directions mid skein. The result was a weird stripe in the middle and me almost running out of yarn. I decided to try a picot bind off which resulted in cuff that flipped over weird. I’m not super happy about this pair of socks but they did result in a pair of every day socks. They just won’t be going into my favorite sock pile but hey I do need to wear some of them.




SIZE: women’s 10.5

STARTED: 7/4/2018

COMPLETED: 8/11/2018

YARN: Knit Picks Felici

YARDAGE: 245 yards

WEIGHT: 52 grams

NEEDLES: 2.25 mm/US 1

METHOD: two at a time magic loop

* 8 days until school starts. I can’t wait to have my kids on a routine again. On a side note teachers are underpaid…

Kool Aid Socks

I got some really good mileage out of this yarn that my kids dyed with Kool Aid. This is the second pair of socks and I also knit a cardigan with it.

PATTERN: Vanilla Latte by Virginia Rose-Jeanes
SIZE: women’s 10.5
STARTED: 6/17/2018
COMPLETED: 6/25/2018
NEEDLES: 2.25 mm/US 1
YARN: Knit Picks Stroll Bare!/dyed with Kool Aid
YARDAGE: 235.6
METHOD(s): Two at a time, toes up , magic loop

A cardigan that I knit my daughter. One that she only wore once because I made her. She prefers pull over sweaters and I won’t make that mistake again.

A pair of socks that I also knit for my daughter. These thankfully have been well worn.

%d bloggers like this: