An Estonian girl who has found a home in Sweden.

Wednesday, January 23

Some Knitting, Part II

January 23, 2013 Posted by Vaire ,

The new flat is colder than the old one and I need to wear socks to keep my toes from freezing. I didn't want to wear my good wool socks indoors, so what's a girl to do but cast on, and cast on, and cast on? Yeah. Three tries and only the last one of them remain intact.

Crazy Scrap Socks

I took the inspiration from the pattern Crazy Stripes, but modified the cuff a little. I made it half height and added a garter ribbing to the side. Then I decided to make the cuff, heel and foot in different sock yarns left over from other socks.

Opal Socks

This pair I knit last Winter, but didn't take a photo until now. It's made from bluish green Opal sock yarn that has been ripening in my stash for many, many years.

Red and Black Socks

This pair is also from last Winter. I used Garnstudio Drops Fabel red sock yarn, also from the stash, and black Novita Tico Tico I bought one trip to Estonia.

Fame Socks

The reason why the previous attempt at scrap socks failed was that I didn't have enough different colour scraps that went together. Naturally, one has to produce more scraps by knitting more socks. Right?