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November 3, 2006

socktoberfest — belated showing
posted by soe 5:05 pm

I’ve been a bit negligent about posting about my Socktoberfest socks. Here they are:

Socktoberfest socks

They’re plain stockinette socks knit in ArtYarns Supermerino in a colorway that undulates between hot pink and purple. I knit the first sock in quick order early last spring and then didn’t start the second sock until I was in Utah and wanted something to knit while I listened to the Yarn Harlot so I could pay attention to her and not to my knitting.

I almost had to rip them all the way back because I ran out of yarn on the second skein. Luckily, I had about a yard left over from the first skein. This is how much I had at the end of the second sock (including that extra yard from the first sock):

leftover yarn

(Doen’t it look like the yarn is trying to send me a message?)

I’m really hoping no extra holes appear in these socks because there is nothing left to fix them with. I wasn’t much for throwing out odds and ends before now, but this experience will definitely reinforce the behavior!

I finished the socks over Columbus Day weekend while we were up in Connecticut, but just hadn’t gotten around to posting about them until today. Oops!

Category: knitting. There is/are 5 Comments.

I had scrolled down far enough to see the bits of yarn pic, and stared at it for awhile because I was convinced the bits were spelling out something! Then I scrolled down and saw your paranthetical (is that a word?) comment. Hehhe! SIB! SIB says the sock yarn!

Comment by Jenn 11.03.06 @ 5:17 pm

That was a close one on the yarn, definitely. The socks look warm and comfy.

Comment by aimeedewar 11.03.06 @ 8:24 pm

So pretty and amazing use of almost all the yarn.

Comment by suzanne 11.03.06 @ 9:57 pm

Thanks for visiting my blog – the puppy tape measure has already come in handy along with the new Chibis. Wow, I would have been panicing about not having enough yarn – your socks turned out great!

Comment by Lisa 11.04.06 @ 6:26 pm

Your socks look great! You can wear them to keep your feet warm while you’re writing the next great American novel :o)

Comment by amanda 11.06.06 @ 9:41 am