Sunday, October 26, 2014

Matching Socks


My socks are done and I hope they make a great Christmas gift for someone on my list. I haven't written out my list yet so I'll decide soon.

I used self striping yarn to knit these socks. I challenged myself to try and make them as identical as possible. That's the hard part about self striping yarn, no control! I tried to figure out the pattern of the stripes. After much measuring and ripped out yarn, I think I came pretty darn close! Not perfect, but okay!

I've started a shawl with one of the kits I bought at the last yarn show I attended. The yarn is gorgeous! It has sequins already attached in the yarn. This is the kit I'm using.


The color alternates between a deep purple and a shade of pink! Very fun! I'll show a picture when I have a little more on the needles.

8 comments:

  1. Such a lovely gift these socks will make. The challenge for me would be to end up with two socks the same size. ^^

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    1. Thanks, Kate! I'm not sure they're exactly the same size but pretty close! I still have to wash and block them. I chose a very easy pattern.

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  2. Beautiful socks--someone will stay nice and warm this Winter ;--)))...hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julierose! I've already started wearing mine!!

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  3. I think the term "matching socks" is very well represented here! They look identical!
    Love the new yarn you're working with.

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    1. Thanks, Em! I've been working on the borders for that old quilt top my mom found. Knitting seems so much calmer!

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  4. They look matched to me, someone is going to be lucky get them for Christmas.

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