FO: Caretta Caretta

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?

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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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I’m Back!

As I’m sure you guessed, life took over my everyday and blogging just kind of got pushed aside.  Blogging and knitting is definitely more fun than studying (and don’t let me fool you, I did plenty of knitting while I was “studying”) but I couldn’t figure out how to balance my time to do everything I wanted to do.  All of this is basically to say, I’m back! 

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So in the past month when I was neglecting this blog, I did a lot of exciting knitting!  I think where I’ll start though is what I’ve finished most recently and I finished this cute little hat very recently (as in last night).  Like every knitter on the face of the Earth that thinks about knitting Christmas presents for their loved ones, I said to myself that next year I’ll start knitting presents earlier.  Christmas 2013 was full of good intentions and half finished (or not even started) presents.  BUT next year will be different and this hat is proof!  I knit it for my little cousin Alma Jo and I think it is perfect!  How adorable is it?!  I’m thinking of adding a pom-pom for extra cuteness.

Pattern: Little Scallops – Maria Carlander // Ravelry Link

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Neglected FO’s

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I finished these Winter Buzz mittens a while ago, I just never got around to taking pictures of them.  I think it is equal parts that I wasn’t totally satisfied how they came out and that this yarn is incredibly difficult to take an accurate picture of!  I really like the color, it’s a nice traditional purple but it’s just coming up as grey on camera.  Such is life.

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And I finally finished my Ugly Duckling socks!  These socks on the other hand, I don’t have a reason for not taking a picture of them!  I like how they turned out and as soon as I finished weaving in the ends (of which there were thousands!) I put them safely in my sock drawer to wear when/if it ever gets colder.

What have you finished recently?

Sock it to Me

  Well hello there.  So these socks aren’t a new finished object, but I wanted to share them anyways!  So here it is.  These are the socks I knit in high school.  Notice how they are all ankle socks. And how they are all different crazy colors.  I had this idea that tall socks were … Continue reading