Wednesday, 15 May 2013

WIP Wednesday and a FO

Hi guys! I was very organised and wrote out today's post last night. Logged into blogger this morning and went to change some of it and instead the whole thing got deleted. Grr! Serves me right for trying to be organised and assuming technology doesn't hate me ;-)

Well I'm still working on my socks. I cast off the first one yesterday afternoon and cast on the pair that evening. I've not got much done yet but that's ok because it will be some nice knitting for the car tomorrow

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My next project will be another pair of Toe Up socks knitted in this beautiful yarn by Laughing Yaffle in a colourway called Dazzle

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I'm going to use Judy's magic cast on for the toe again as I really like how it looks. I'm not sure what sort of heel to do though. I've done a Short Row heel using wrapped stitches and a Sweet Tomato heel but I'm not happy with either of them. Does anyone have any favourite techniques they'd recommend I try? I've heard of slip stitch heels, gusset heels and eye of partridge heels.


Anyways, as the title of this post says I have a FO to show off too. These are my Recycled socks which were frogged from another pair of socks that didn't fit very well and so I wasn't wearing them. I'm much happier with these :-)

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Ok, so I don't have the ankles for modelling socks but who cares! I have warm, cosy and colourful feet, what more can you want lol

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The yarn was by Flamboyance Yarns in their Box of Crayons colourway. I prefered how the yarn looked on the toes and heels as I think it mixed better rather than having the big pink stripes. I still like them though :-)


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I'm dashing off this morning but I'll be back in the afternoon to check out some more WIP Wednesday posts at Tami's Amis. Thanks for dropping by :-)

14 comments:

  1. Love the yarn...and great socks!

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  2. You are all about the rainbows and neons right now! I love seeing bits from your bright, colorful life! Those finished socks are seriously awesome!

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    1. lol yeah. I'm definitely a colour girl although I find my colour choices are affected by the time of year. I'm much more drawn to darker shades in the Winter.

      Thank you :)

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  3. I found out that I can knit in the car last summer. Now I am knitting socks while my husband drives let's say to places that are more than an hour away. This doesn't happen that often though. :-) Happy knitting in the car. I love socks and knitting socks. :-)

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    1. It's nice having something to work on in the car rather than just sitting there isn't it :-) Thank you

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  4. Those socks look lovely - so bright and cheerful :-). I've, so far, resisted knitting socks, but I feel sure the day is coming when I'll start!

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    1. I learned to knit in '07-'08 I think but I didn't try making socks until last year. They're good fun :-) Definitely worth giving them a go at some point ;-)

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  5. My instep is too high and my heel is too pointy for most short-row heels as written. I'd keep trying different heels until you find the one that suits you best. That yarn IS dazzling!

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    1. Yeah that's what I'm planning on doing. I'm sure I'll find one eventually and hopefully end up with a few nice pairs of socks along the way :)

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  6. Love the socks and colors. I do the same Judy's cast on for toe up. I'm new to sock knitting and hated it until I figured out you could do toe up. I have yet to find a heel that i just love. You might want to check out a blog called Knit Better Socks. It is very thorough and detailed. I many times feel it is over my head but it will give you lots of options.

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  7. Your socks are fantastic! I just love bright colors for socks:)

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  8. Love both your bright cheery yarns! I can't help you with heel options, though...I'm still at the "MUST FOLLOW DIRECTIONS EXACTLY" point with socks. =)

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  9. The short socks fit you wonderfully. The yarn is fun.

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