Monday, October 3, 2011

OTN: Very Scary Socks


Right now, I am knitting up my Very Scary Socks for Socktoberfest!  These are just vanilla socks, knit toe-up, with Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Merino in Very Scary colorway, using magic loop.  I knit the first one in 2 days.  I need to CO the 2nd one tonight sometime.  It'll probably take me the rest of the week to finish because I knit the first one over the wkend with nothing else to do really.  Knitting during the week is a bit tougher and requires sleeping kidlets and finished chores before it can commence.


I'm using Wendy D. Johnson's Toe-Up Socks with a Difference pattern and a US Size 2, 40" circular needle.  I've noticed that the sock fits well, but like the last pair I made, is a teeny bit loose.  Last time I used a US Size 3.  Next time, I'll go down to a US Size 1.  But despite being a tad loose (which means I won't wear them under shoes to prevent undo wear - they'll be gorgeous, warm, house socks!), I am loving the way the colorway is working up.  The name of the colorway is very appropriate and the socks make me think of all things fall and Halloween!  My kidlets asked why I didn't knit a white sock since this sock has very interesting colors.  My response: if I wanted plain white socks, I'd just buy them.  Viva la sock yarns!

My goal for Socktoberfest 2011 is to knit (and finish) 1 pair of vanilla socks in the month of October.  I think I will definitely make it!  YAY!  I hate to commit to any more than that since I still have a shawl to knit and several WIPs that are waiting patiently to be worked on.


1 comment:

  1. I love knitting socks although I don't do it all that often. I'm working on some "very tall socks" also known as "thigh high socks" for my daughter. It is going to take a bit but I'm enjoying it so far. She found the pattern on Ravelry which is great too.

    Hope you can get the second sock done before long. Looks great by the way.


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