Over the past year or so, I’ve been using an afterthought heel a lot, especially when knitting with yarns with long colour changes (Knit Picks Felici for example). I’m a bit a lot anal about socks that match and I like that the afterthought heel doesn’t disrupt the colour sequence. One of the things I don’t like about it…
Once I’m done the hub bub of Christmas knitting I generally try to knit myself a pair of socks in January. The first of the month I cast on my socks from the Tosh Sock yarn I purchased at Knit East. I finished the first sock around mid-month. I loved the vibrant colours; it reminded me of sprinkles on a…
Every Christmas I knit a pair of socks for my nieces and nephews. It started several years ago when they were smaller and they were fewer. Now my oldest niece is wearing at least size 9 shoes and there are 9 (soon to be 10) of them. Last year I was seriously behind and in complete denial about how bad it…
Sock blanket madness week ended yesterday. My goal was to get at least 7 (and hopefully 10) squares added. I fell just short of my goal with 9 completed, but I’ve moved up a row on the blanket. It was so much fun to follow the #SockBlanketMadness hashtag on Instagram and see all the beautiful blankets.
Yesterday I discovered #SockBlanketMadness hashtag (do you say hashtag if you’ve used one?) on Instagram just in time to participate. My sock yarn blanket has been sitting in a corner, but it seems like a fun week to try and knock out a few squares. Basically, you post a picture of your blanket yesterday with your starting number. Using the hashtag for the coming week, try and knit as many squares as you can.
I’m starting with 246 squares; wish me luck!
After months of being “almost done” I finally settled in and finished the afterthought heels on my Rainbow socks:
And best of all – it’s my first Christmas gift done (only 6 months to the big day – Yikes!)
Pattern: Sock Recipe
Yarn: Knit Picks Felici Rainbow (new Felici colours are now available – Yay!)
Needles: 2.25 mm Knit Picks Nickel Plated DPNs