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Another Sock Progress Report [Mar. 4th, 2015|03:26 pm]
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Using up the last of the Red Heart "Fabulend" yarn (60% Orlon, 40% wool)  for a pair of socks for a friend.   Or, the last of the yarn I'll knit, should I happen to find more.  The back of one sock-in-progress, showing the carrying of the blue from stripe to stripe, and the front of the other, where that doesn't show.  The plan is that the short stretch of leg below the tall ribbing and the heel flap will be blue, the toes will be blue, and the foot itself will be blue and white striped, narrow stripes.  For me, this is uncomfortable yarn to work with, and after this pair I feel I'll have paid my dues to my mother and her yarn stash and can go back to yarn I like better.   Two other pairs are on the needles, both with 100% wool yarn.


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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2015-03-05 03:10 am (UTC)
1) Dark magenta or "blackberry juice" Because my hands were so sore today from the blue & white blend, I've been knitting on one of these socks this evening. Actually did something I've never done before--took one stitch off and let it run down below a problem I hadn't noticed at the time, then worked it back up, row by row. Looks a lot better now. Still don't know what I did wrong. That takes awhile (and I needed better light!) but it's worth it.

2) Handpainted Mountain Colors yarn, "Ruby River". It's actually warm-toned, compared to the cool-toned (red/purple) "Indian Paintbrush." Both those are gorgeous variegated reds with related colors. This one may be deferred for awhile--I need to finish the blue and white ones, and by then it may be warm enough I'll actually need more shorty socks (I have only 7 pairs of them and a lot of bike-riding coming up.)

3) So the next "new-new" pair may be a turquoise/teal/cream pair of shorties. They take about half as long to knit as the regular socks. [EDITED LATER] Should have mentioned--the short socks are made from the leftover yarn from making the regular socks, hence all have at least one stripe of another color--some have 4+. But I bought one skein of cream to add another color possibility. I don't want cream-colored socks (boring to knit full size socks in just cream) but cream with 2 or more of the other colors will be fun.

Edited at 2015-03-05 06:01 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: redvixen
2015-03-05 03:00 pm (UTC)
Oh those colours sound interesting. Looking forward to seeing pictures of them. Bet I'm going to want the dark magenta yarn too.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2015-03-05 03:15 pm (UTC)
For pictures of other striped shorty socks: http://e-moon60.livejournal.com/459948.html or just look at the knitting group of pics on my Scrapbook: http://e-moon60.livejournal.com/pics/catalog/4626

I'm now on the toes of the dark magenta socks so may have pics later today or tomorrow.

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[User Picture]From: hamperclipclop
2015-03-30 06:50 am (UTC)
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