Well I’m back home now after a two week holiday at Noosaville which was utterly relaxing and was spent knitting, meeting friends, drinking coffee, eating, shopping, sleeping in and doing no housework!! Now I have the job of blogging about all the knitting projects I completed during that two weeks…so here we go.
A few weeks ago I was winding my scraps of sock yarn into small balls ready to start making Frankie Brown’s Button Quilt when two colours jumped out and demanded to be made into a pair of socks! Do you remember these socks: my Tidal Waves (left) and River Rapids (right) socks?
So I took a gamble and started knitting some scrappy socks in these two colourways.
The top sock is the first one I knitted so it’s the better looking. The cuff, heel flap and toe are knitted in Regia Hand-dye effect which is a 3ply / light fingering yarn. I probably wouldn’t use it again for socks as it’s quite fine. The leg, gussett and foot is knitted in Three Irish Girls Adorn which is a 4ply / fingering yarn and is so beautiful to knit with…great consistency of thickness.
My poor old second sock doesn’t look quite as smart as I soon discovered I was running out of the lovely Three Irish Girls Adorn yarn so I had to use the Regia yarn on the foot section. I couldn’t believe it when I discovered I was only a few centimetres short of finishing the toe and had to quickly search for another scrap of yarn (lucky I brought some of them with me on holidays!). So the toe is finished in Ty-Dy Socks by Knit One, Crochet Too…another 3ply / light fingering yarn.
A couple of close up pictures of the two different heels…
All in all I am very happy with my recycling project which has resulted in another pair of socks. Oh and by the way the pattern I used is Sock Recipe: A Good, Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.
I’m thinking of a feather and fan pattern for my next pair of socks. Until next time…