Wednesday, November 9, 2016

5 Sock WIP's...Wednesday!

That's right folks, I currently have FIVE socks wips going! Four of them are cast-on's for my trip to Rhinebeck, and the other one was cast-on for LoveSockWool Twelve Socks of Christmas KAL! Yay! More KALS!

Obviously I'm really excited to participating in KALs still. All my socks are knit on US 1.5 needles with either 64 or 68 stitches, heel flap and gusset and traditional wedge toe!

I have my Stephen socks in special edition Hedgehog Fibers from my summer Yarn Along. This gorgeous speckled heaven was in a shawl but the yarn really needed to be socks so I frogged the shawl and cast on these amazing socks!


My second sock WIP I brought on my trip is my Fairy socks out of Peepaloo Fields I am so in love with this colorway! The best part is I have two more hanks for a shawl!


The last sock WIP I brought to Rhinebeck with me is the Lorna's Laces sock yarn inspired by The Hobbit! This actually is a variegated yarn that spiraled into these amazing colors, I'm not usually a fan of pooling but this came out so well.


Once I got back from my trip I had to cast-on this fall inspired sock yarn that was given to me. I'm finding the yarn a little thin but so nice to knit with, it's a BFL, cashmere, silk blend and I can't wait to have them on my feet.


Last week I cast-on for the 12 socks of Christmas KAL. The first sock is Cascade Heritage Prints Holidays colorway. We are knitting these as a KAL in the yarn shop I work at, out Thursday night knit group ladies are all knitting socks out of this yarn. So the shop KAL plays nicely with the KAL for Sara @ LoveSockWool.


These definitely aren't my only WIPs but they are the ones that have my main focus. Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams with their "Along's" I've just started reading a new book about the history of knitting during war time and I've paused my reading of Harry Potter until I can give the illustrations a little more time.

19 comments:

  1. Great yarns that will be stunning socks!
    I honestly can't pick a favorite...!

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    1. With most of my yarn I find it really hard to pick a favorite, lol!

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  2. I really am amazed that you have that many sock projects going at once! My favorite is the Hobbit inspired one. The Christmas sock looks really good too.

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    1. I'm loving the socks much more than when this was a shawl! I can't wait to wear them!

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  3. How fun; sock projects are always a happy one.

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    1. I love how mindless or intricate they can be. Socks are my take-along and social knitting projects so I'm usually really happy when I'm knitting them!

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  4. Love all the sock yarns, so pretty!

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    1. Thanks! I'm having a great time knitting them!

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  5. look at all your beautiful socks on the go!! Love the cheery coluors.

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  6. Awesome socks in progress! I can totally understand the need for 5 socks on the go since there are so many gorgeous sock yarn out there. Especially loving the cheerful holiday sock!

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    1. There is just so much yarn that I want to use! I should probably cast on pairs but where's the fun in that, lol!

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  7. 5 on at the same time? Wow! Love the Christmas socks so much!!!

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    1. I know, I feel a bit crazy with that many but I just can't stop. Too much gorgeous sock yarn to use!

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  8. you are one wild woman to have FIVE going on!! That is how a knitter lives on the edge :) beautiful socks!!

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  9. I LOVE all your socks! So fun! I just do one pair at a time though. Maybe someday. xoxo Andrea @ This Knitted LIfe

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  10. Sierra, I love your blog. What a great bit of fate to have met you yesterday in the shop. I taught English at San Luis Obispo High for 31 years and have just retired. Sock knitting is so much fun because everyone in my family loves the socks. I've stuck with the ribbed sock pattern because they fit so well, but your socks are so pretty that of course I want to try a stockinette pair! Thanks for all the beautiful photographs! I hope that the next time I stop in Winters, I'm lucky enough to have you in the shop! Honestly, your blog is fabulous!

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