Friday, 6 June 2014

Month of Socks FO's

 

This post is all about the socks, I managed to finish three pairs during May. I'm so pleased that the Must Stash girls organised this great event. If you check back on the Must Stash Podcast Ravelry board, you can still find all of the tips, tutorials and videos for sock knitters, from beginners to intermediate.

I finished my No Purl Monkey's, right on the deadline and I love them, they are so much fun to wear. I love the sherbert colours, the yarn is Twisted Limone in Sherbert Dip. The original pattern by Cookie A which is a free pattern on Knitty, used purl stitches in between the V's but I used Crafty Pancakes version which just uses knit stitches, I also did an Afterthought heel so I didn't break up the stripes. I would highly recommend the Afterthought Heel pattern by Laura Linneman, it is very well written and was easy to follow, there is also a video tutorial to go with it.

I knit cuff down and used DPNs for the first time, thanks to the Month of Socks, and the girls encouraging us to try something new. I've got to say, the cuff down seem to fit my feet so much better, these socks are so comfy on. I will still knit toe up if I like the pattern but I prefer cuff down now and will be my sock of choice.

I also finished these stripy Vanilla socks that I started back in February, again using Twisted Limone self striping yarn. It took me so long as I only picked them up if I needed something I didn't have to concentrate on but I did find them quite boring, I definitely like something with a pattern.

Then finally the Jesse socks, which you saw here and they are the third pair completed in the month of May. I said I wanted to complete 12 pair of socks over 12 months, I've completed six pairs so I'm well on track.

Check out Tami's blog for more FO's, this week. Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend.

xxxxDebxxxx

 

14 comments:

Lauren Burton said...

I am just in love with the sherbert yarn, such a happy pair of socks :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!!! These are FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVING the colors!!!

Ira Huberts said...

These are just so cool, but I must admit, I absolutely adore your rainbow socks Deb! Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

karen ( bits and bobs zone ) said...

wow these are fab love the sherbert colour .

gilly said...

Your feet look so snuggly in those pretty socks!
Happy weekend, xx

Joy said...

They all look gorgeous Deb - what a busy girl you've been - again! xJoy

laurel grose said...

i just loved those on the threads - such cute socks!

thesnailgarden said...

Your socks are gorgeous! I've never attempted socks, they love so complicated! Best wishes, Pj x

thesnailgarden said...

*that was meant to be look not love! Pj x

Ros Crawford said...

Now I'm wondering if you making all those gorgeous socks is because you knew we'd be having a rotten start to summer? You are certainly going to get use out of them and no doubt you could sell a few pairs too... They're lovely! Have a warm weekend!

Ginx Craft said...

That is a lot of knitting. They all look lovely.

Amy at love made my home said...

All of your socks look so great! I could not choose between them, but I hope that you love them all too. xx

Kepanie said...

Love, love your socks. The first paper reminds me of those unicorn horn shaped lollipops you would see at Disneyland or something.

Evelyn Hender said...

love them all but especially your monkey's!