Tuesday, 19 May 2015

FO - Stripy Father's Day Socks

Mr Soaring Sheep has been asking for some stripy socks after seeing the ones I've been making so I thought I'd cast on a pair for Father's day. I allowed myself a couple of months to knit them as I knew I could only work on them when he wasn't around. Now they're finished and blocked I can stash them away for later.

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I'm pleased with how the heels have striped. And also that the socks are almost perfectly the opposite of each other. The dark blue on one sock is the light blue on the other and vice versa.

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I've again chosen to do the Fish Lips Kiss heel for these socks. So easy to work and it comes out so neatly too. I know the pattern off by heart now which is useful.

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Today I'm going to start working out stitch counts for a sweater I'm planning on making. I'll share more about that tomorrow if you want to pop back. It's my first time coming up with a pattern on my own so I'm a little intimidated! Wish me luck lol.

I'm linking this post up with Nicole's Keep Calm Craft On so hop over to her post for links to more crafty blogs :-)

21 comments:

  1. What a wonderful pair of socks, perfect for springtime.

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  2. I'm impressed with the mirror stripes and how those heels match is fabulous! Good for you for keeping them a secret, my hubbie always knows when I'm knitting him something as a gift.

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    1. heheh I'd love to say the mirror stripes were deliberate but actually it was just luck :) My husband tends to steer clear of my knitting bag so I was able to hide them quite well lol

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  3. I love the socks! They are so cheerful and fun. My husband would never wear anything so colorful!

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    1. thank you :) my husband likes bright colours and picked the yarn out himself a while ago

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  4. I love the stripes. My husband would never wear anything that bright even if I paid him

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    1. thank you :) my husband likes bright colours for socks, I don't think he'd wear a sweater knitted in that yarn lol

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  5. What a perfect pair of socks. Love the close up photo.

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  6. Gorgeous, stripey socks. Love the colour. Good luck with the sweater, I'm sure it will turn out just great.

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  7. It's cute how these heels are mirror opposites. It was smart of you to start early upon this secret gift.

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    1. Lol I'm starting to be a little organised. Not organised enough to hand in the forms for my eldest daughter's new school on time but at least I was only a week later lol

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  8. that is a pair of great looking stripey socks!!!

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  9. lovely socks and my husband would love any color of hand knit socks! He likes warm feet :)

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  10. Hi, Really great effort. Everyone must read this article. Thanks for sharing.

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