Last year, I took part in Kristen of the Yarngasm Podcastm Podcast Box O' Sox KAL which was knitting at least 12 pairs of socks during 2016 and storing them in a pretty box. I love knitting socks, using the wonderful array of sock yarns, from the pretty variegated, soft pastels, the brights and luxurious yarns such as alpaca and cashmere. It was even more fun joining in with the KAL and my goal was to get one pair of socks finished each month.
It was so popular that Kirsten is running it again this year which makes me very happy and I've already finished one pair this year. I cast on the Pomeranssi Sock by Marianne Heikkinen, a delicate and pretty lace pattern. Kristen has a Ravelry group where you can join in the chat or if you're on Instagram check out the #boxosoxkal2017 or #boxosoxkal. Instagram is my favourite social media platform and you can find me there as Tinkhickman.
I started them on New Years Day and was my first project of the year, it's actually all I wanted to knit on, the yarn and pattern were pure joy to work with. I used The Wool Barn Alpaca Sock a blend of baby alpaca, silk and cashmere. Yes, it really is as soft and luxurious as it sounds, they feel like cosy hugs on my feet.
The pattern is written for a sport weight yarn on 2.75mm needles on 56 stitches but as its a 8 stitch pattern repeat, I knit them with 4ply on my regular 64 stitches on 2.25mm needles. I finished them within the week and I've got to say, these are one of my favourite socks that I've knit.
Do you have a favourite sock yarn or pattern? I'd love to hear, I'm always on the lookout for new yarns amd patterns.
Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back soon.
Hi, Deb! I'm always happy to hear what you are up to! I love those socks. Such a delicate lace pattern. I hope you keep blogging!
Gorgeous socks you made! Glad to see you blogging again!
Yay! Please stick around. I changed my blog name and its format to Wordpress. Wordpress takes exploring to get used to it but I like it a lot. You own your content. Google owns your content and it has a policy that it can shutdown your blog or prevent access at any time, etc. You can Google Blogger vs. Wordpress and read on that if you're curious. I ended up changing my blog name b/c I felt the old one didn't fit me and my life anymore. I was moving to the suburbs and would be done with PTA so I felt that chapter of my life was closed and I was moving a step up, etc, all explained in the first post. So just let it marinate and take your time. I'm always on the laptop and don't own an iPad; my question is why can't you use the Blogger app on it? That would be free as you're already paying for and Internet provider, yeah?
I know I haven't previously commented, but I always read your blog and I love it. I personally use Wordpress (.org not .com), so paid for and I love it.
I also love these socks. I am attempting to knit 12 pairs of socks this year, and these ones have just made it onto my queue, thanks to your post. They look gorgeous! I blog at www.annatestadoro.com :-)
Nice knitted socks. I also like funny socks with interesting pattern. How to knitt socks like that?
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