Bringing you up to date on the current sock saga. I needed two pairs for a friend to gift to her husband and thought I had finished them. Well…except for the finishing on the second pair.
End Of The Sock Saga – For Now
When blog readers last read, I had surprisingly gotten the persnickety, old circular sock machine (CSM) to spit out two good pairs of socks. I had finished the first pair and only had to do hand-finishing on the second pair.
But I thought to myself, “Why not strike while the iron is hot.” I started a third pair of socks for myself and finishing cranking it.
I started the second sock of the pair and the CSM wouldn’t let me get very far. So I went back to hand-finishing the second pair.
While they came out great, my tensioning was off and they were too small for my friend’s husband. And I was halfway through a pair of socks that also wouldn’t fit him.
So, I went to work. I finished the third pair.
And then with only a few glitches, I was able to make a FOURTH pair of socks that would fit my friend’s husband!
And honestly, I love these even more than the pair that wouldn’t fit him. Now all I have is a little hand-finishing and packaging and I’ll deliver the two pairs to my friend tonight when I see her.
Shockingly, my CSM was very supportive in this whirlwind effort. End of saga. For Now.
Sock Yarns Used
In case anyone asks, here are the yarns I used:
Pair 1 – Brownish/Orange Socks – A hand-dyed sock blank from The Perfect Purl (don’t remember the dyer and I threw out the tag…perhaps Doug will weigh in if he sees this.
Pair 2 – Yellow/Blue Stripes – Gedifra Lana Mia
Pair 3 – Green – Phouka Sock Yarn by Gnomespun in color Serpentine (HIGHLY recommended…these socks are GORGEOUS…no yarn on his site right now, but worth asking him about it)
Pair 4 – Bright Stripes – Cascade Heritage Print Sock Yarn in colorway #66
Despite all the CSM activity, I was still able to cast on a simple garter striped scarf.
This scarf will go into Craft Show inventory when it’s finished. And my first craft show is coming up soon!