I started the Karate Kid’s socks last week and texted his mom a picture to see if he still liked the pattern.
The colors are beautiful but not quite for a nine-year old boy so I am going to redye the yarn in darker greens and blues.
Hopefully we will both like the bolder colors better…for a Karate Kid pair of socks.
The socks for the Artist just flew off my needles. I’m not sure if it was the vibrant colors, the simple sock pattern, or my knitting Mojo.
I cast on sock #1 on July 28 and finished sock #2 Monday evening…except for grafting the toe as I try to do that in the morning when my brain is rested.
This was hand-dyed yarn from the marathon dyeing session at the end of June.
The colors remind me of tropical fruits: pineapple. mango, papaya, and coconut. Refreshing colors on hot summer days.
The pattern was a basic top-down sock in plain stockinette stitch that really showed off the colors and an Eye of Partridge heel flap.
Once again to save as much of the hand-dyed yarn, I knit the toes in a contrasting color. This time it was Knit Picks Stroll fingering weight in Scarlet.
These two pairs are off to Colorado to the Artist and the Princess.
Next up are socks for the Karate Kid…just as soon as I finish a sewing project.
Have you finished anything lately?
I finished the Princess’s socks last week. She decided on the Double Moss stitch since I already had a finished pair using the stitch.
To stretch her hand-dyed yarn I added pink toes.
I used exactly 53 grams of the 106-gram skein of yarn so I could possibly get a second pair for her. The pink is Rouge in Knit Picks Stroll and I used 6 grams for the toes.
I love how the purple broke into blue and pale red. I like both the double moss stitch texture as well as the plain knit sole.
I hope she will be happy with them.
Ever notice that when you don’t feel 100%, that time either stands still or goes by so quickly you forget what year it is?!
Just me? Alright.
I have no idea what’s been happening in the world for the past two weeks. I assume it’s still in the same mess. I have made it through to the other side of Covid.
My brain is still a bit addled and I have a hard time concentrating on some things but all in all, I’m doing much better.
I haven’t touched my socks for two weeks. Fortunately, I kept good notes so I’m going to attempt the gusset section on the second toe-up sock.
Wish me luck!