Boot socks.

Boot socks.

It looks like the completion of these has been well timed with the coldest weekend of the season upon us, here in the UK.

Boot socks

Boot socks

I used this quick knit dk.

Sidar Crofter DK in Hound Dog

Sidar Crofter DK in Hound Dog

This brings my total number of socks knitted in 2014 to 5 and a half.


5 and a half? Yes, the blue sock, over which I truely laboured, was just too snug to be comfortable and is waiting to be frogged. The criss-cross pattern made my usual number of cast on stitches less stretchy than usual. A lesson learnt.
My sock knitting of 2014 was wholly inspired by the sock KAL with KnittingWithSarah where she encouraged a little sock knitting every day. While she achieved a remarkable 26 pairs I am very happy with my own small total.
Sarah’s KAL truely snowballed. She was able to try out some amazing (mostly US) yarn from many many sponsors.
Do have a look at her KAL round up post. You can see one of those classic photos of all her lovely socks folded up in a drawer.
I’ve started, frogged, and restarted my fingerless gloves.Beira fingerless gloves
So I’m still on my dpns.
Love, Lucie xx

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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. In fact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wasted make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

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  1. I hope Boot socks refers to the thickness and not the fact you’ll be hiding these lovely socks! You need some Mary Janes … even if you have to wait until spring to wear them 😉

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  2. Mister Creative

    traumatised with envy lol ;o)

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  3. 4.5 sounds good to me. Will you continue to knit the odd pair this year?

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  4. So cosy. Shame about the blue pair because I like the crisscross pattern! I don’t knit at all so I’m curious what ‘frogged’ means?

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  5. Very inspiring! I like the thought of knitting a little every day on socks–usually socks get me very stressed out but if I think, “just a little” it might be all good–love the variety in patterns and colors.

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  6. Jo Three Stories High

    Good work. My DPN challenge to myself this year might turn out a pair of socks, you never know. Jo x

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    • Just don’t expect to like dpns straight away and be prepared to start very, very slowly. It
      looks impressive to others when you’ve got more speedy. I did it for the challenge more than anything else!

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  7. I love the Sirdar Crofter Dk (and the chunky version). I’ve knitted cardigans out of both and think I have some left over. How many balls did you use to make your lovely pair and what size needles if you don’t mind me asking. I have a pair ‘in hand’ at the moment but it’s always good to have a plan for the rest of my stash.

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    • I used 2 balls as I wasn’t sure how much the longer socks would take. I started each sock with a new ball, to try and get the stripes to match. I would say I used 1 1/3 balls in total but a single ball would be fine for shorter socks. I’ve only knitted socks top down. If I was doing toe up, I would have made them each two inches longer.

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      • That’s good – I use mine for yoga and pilates classes mostly (whilst warming up) so they are only calf length and I can probably get a pair out of 1 ball. What size needles did you use? You must try the two at a time toe ups one of these days although I won’t promise to try DPNs in return :/

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  8. Lovely socks, and I have some left over crofter yarn, maybe its time I tried sock knitting!

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  9. ooooh nice socks and that Crofter yarn is soooo soft

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  10. Wow! They are brilliant socks! I am laughing at one of the comments and have a picture in my head of Mary Jane shoes and your socks! Hahaha ! ….well done on your achievement they look really , really good! I want some! 💝

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  11. Your socks look lovely and as you say very timely finished, really cold this weekend here on the coast. I find it really hard to get comfortable using dpns, I think there must be a knack that is eluding me. Well, that my excuse anyway.

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    • It took me the whole of my first sock, very slowly, to get used to the dpns so I switched to a small circular which was great but did give me a little cramp.. But now my fingers seemed to have been trained into the use of the dpns as this is all I use now.

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  12. I recently made a pair with a slip stitch strip and that, too, made the socks tighter. I need to buy some larger needles to try it again!

    Penny
    x

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  13. Love your socks. I’ve recently caught the sock knitting bug. I’ve got a position the needles and several more planned.

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  14. Ohhhh, I’ve just ordered Crofter in ‘Alfie’ to make little Mudlet a jumper dress and it should be here tomorrow. Can’t wait. First craft project of 2015.

    Love your selection of socks 😊

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