Stand back–the fork has descended into a FO

Despite my desire to be fully committed to the Socks with Sarah KAL, I have not always been able to knit on a sock every day. This has frustrated me as knitting is calming and therapeutic for me. Thankfully, however I have completed the Socklets:

Top of foot view

Top of foot view

Sock 1 and Sock 2 all done.

Sock 1 and Sock 2 all done.

To recap, the yarn is Knit Picks Bare Fingering Yarn dyed by DH using green food coloring quite a few years ago. I used a size 1 Knit Picks fixed circular needle for the Magic Loop method. If and when I make this pattern again, I will probably try to use a size 0 instead, though these fit nicely enough.

I am pleased with how they turned out and yes, I am keeping them for myself. I haven’t done that in a long time but these are special because of who dyed the yarn.

I am very anxious to cast on a new pair of socks. On the “Knitting with Sarah” blog, I saw some socks she was knitting using the “Simple Skyp Socks” pattern and just knew that would be a good portable sock pattern. Once again, I will be using some yarn that DH dyed around the same time as the yarn used above. He was playing with food coloring and Kool-Aid on these so I have no idea how this will knit up. The yarn is Knit Picks Bare Fingering and I will use Knit Picks size 0 6″ nickel dpns this time. Here’s a picture of the yarn:

Colors are pretty accurate!

Colors are pretty accurate!

Unfortunately, I am having to take pictures with my phone as the camera I regularly use is back east with DH. That combined with poor lighting due to cloudy weather, etc. made this challenging. However, the colors in all three pictures are fairly accurate.


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I wear multiple hats: wife of 25+ years, mother, chauffeur/riding companion to DD22 and DS17, daughter/daughter-in-law, crafter, home engineer and too many others to list.
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2 Responses to Stand back–the fork has descended into a FO

  1. claire93 says:

    I’m always in admiration of sock-knitters. Your socklets are lovely, and who cares that you can’t keep up the pace for the SAL, the important thing is to have fun ^^

    • Thank you! I enjoy taking them along with me to knit on when waiting for my DD to get off work. It’s a peaceful time and knitting makes it more so. At the end of the day you just need that.

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