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Hand knit socksRavelry project page – Caretta Caretta Socks

 

More hand-knit socks!  These have been finished for a long time.  I just never got around to taking pictures of them.  Probably because I’ve been too busy wearing them!  For Christmas I got Socktopus by Alice Yu and I could not wait to cast on a pair. But I knew I was going to get my wisdom teeth taken out on the 2nd of January (Happy New Year to me!) so even though I was itching to cast on a pair of super complex socks, I restrained my self and chose these instead.  No serious counting involved here.  

Socktopus by Alice Yu

Every single pair of socks in this book is incredible.  I cannot wait to knit them all.  Maybe I’ll try to knit them all in 2014, though this could turn out like last year when I tried to knit 13 socks in 2013.  I only made it to 7.5.  Pretty close in my opinion.  Anyone up for a super casual knit along so I can get some support?

Purple Samarkand Socks

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So I mentioned recently that I have become obsessed with purple and I think these socks are at the root of that.  I started them when I was suppose to be studying for finals and they went really quickly after that.  The yarn selection was a little haphazard.  I chose the pattern then cast on with the grey and realized that I never picked out a contrast color. I had a couple of ideas of what I wanted to use but I hadn’t actually decided on one yet!  I would like to say that I never do this but that’s not entirely true.  Selecting colors is always a “hope for the best” type situation.  The purple had been in my yarn stash for ages so I chose it and it was a match made in heaven! These colors work perfectly together!  I really am in love with how they turned out and I wear them every chance I get. They’re a little big, which I like.  If it gets super cold I can layer them up if I decide to go outside or I could just stay inside and be the couch potato I am. 

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