This weekend I finished yet another pair of socks, most likely destined to be a present. As I was taking photos of them I had the thoughts that, maybe I’d knit 10 pairs of socks by now. I went to check, and lo and behold this was my 21st pair! Knitting roughly 3 pairs a year since I began in 2010.
1. Birthday Socks in Plymoth Yarn Happy Feet
2. Winter Quarter Stress Socks in Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock Yarn
3. Matt’s Diamond Socks in Knit Picks Stroll
4. Crazy Socks in Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball
5. Belated Charade Socks in Knit Picks Gloss
6. Never Ending Sock in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock
7. The Bees Knees in YorikoHand Dyed
8. Monkey Business in Malabrigo Yarn Sock
9. Vanilla Tree Fort in Knit Picks Stroll
10. Mother’s Day Socks in Malabrigo Yarn Sock
11. Grey Skies Socks in Miss Babs Yummy
12. Brunch Socks in Malabrigo Yarn Sock
13. Grandmother’s Socks in Malabrigo Yarn Sock
14. Vacation Socks in Anzula Squishy
15. Everyday Socks in Anzula Squishy
16. Red Charm Socks in Unkown
17. Winter Travel Socks in Knit Picks Stroll
18. Purple Monster Socks in Malabrigo Yarn Sock
19. Vanilla Dipped in Anzula Squishy
20. Rose City Rollers in Anzula Squishy
21. Fika in Lichen and Lace 80/20 Sock
Some socks didn’t fit right, others were not machine washable… but went in the washer anyway. Some lost their mates, but continue to wait anxiously for their return. Some were gifts, both by choice and because they maybe came out the wrong size. All are well loved, and worn on the faintest chance of a chilly day.
But what would 21 socks be… without some d3 powered metrics?
Pairs of socks knit per year
Most popular yarns
Sometimes I wonder if people buy yarn to look at or actually knit. My collection has been growing steadily over the past decade, and while it’s beautiful to look at, there hadn’t been much knitting movement this year. Busy with getting married and changing jobs, I haven’t had a whole lot of free time. So what have I knit this year? Two hats and a pair of socks.
Traveling Cable Hat in Misti Alpaca.
This is one of those projects that probably should have been done in a solidly solid colorway, but did I mention I have a yarn problem? I’ve had this yarn sitting around for years, so I’m feeling pretty proud to have successfully used it all up! The hat itself is squishy and soft, it will be very cozy on cold windy days.
Bodhi Brim Hat in Kinit Picks Stroll
Another successful use of stash yarn. This hat called for worsted weight yarn, but I didn’t have any in a color I wanted to knit this hat in, so I doubled up some previously abandoned sock yarn, win! This hat came out a little large, but fit the recipient perfectly.
Simple Socks in Malabrigo Sock
Sometime you just need a project to get you out of a knitting rut. I hadn’t knit in almost 6 months when I picked these up while on vacation. There is really nothing like wearing hand knit socks in the winter.
After a full week away from my computer, it’s quite nice to be plugged back in again. As far as Canada goes, it was a week of relaxing and exploring. We stayed on Granville Island, which meant plenty of excuses to take aqua buses (Hello, On A Boat Badge!), but also limited our movement at night. Regardless, I managed to make it to all the parks I wanted as well as explore the local architecture.
Unfortunately I have nothing to report food-wise, Vancouver was a disappointment as far vegetarian food goes. It was not all a wash though, I managed to pick up quite a bit of locally dyed yarn, including my first silk purchase! I’m very excited to find some silk scarf projects to start, however I find my free time will be drastically cut in the near future as I am now part of the employed population. Yipe! I did manage to finish a pair of socks on the plane though, they are for myself and my favorite to date.
They are made from a Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball that I bought on impulse. Originally destined to be a pair of gift socks, once I started I couldn’t bear the idea of parting with these awesome socks. So they are mine, a tad to small, but oh so cozy. The white stripes are done with Dalegarn Baby Ull.
More Vancouver picture can be found here