Finally!

Normally I’d say this is pretty useless as far as finished objects go in the middle of the summer, but it’s currently raining and 13C sooooo…

   

 
I love them. The yarn is like a hug for your feet. Not sold on the sweet tomato heel. One of these has a bazillion huge loops on the inside of the short rows… And it’s not even the first one I made so I can’t blame the new technique. 

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Striiiiipes.

Look what’s finished!

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And the flock:

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You may think that’s enough self-striping socks, especially considering I have several more skeins stashed (including these two lovely ones I bought only last weekend).

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The other week I managed to see a skein of Lollipop Yarn in The Rainbow Connection (which is even BETTER than this one I was craving last year) being destashed on Ravelry. I’ve had terrible experiences trying to get my hands on Lollipop Yarn and found the owner really quite rude, so I’d pretty much given up on ever getting a skein, but I managed to be the first one to go GIMME GIMME GIMME and lovely Marie sent this beauty my way:

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I just want to sit and stare at it.

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Skew

I’ve mostly been knitting on things I can’t blog about lately, but these aren’t included in that. Cast on before I went to Barcelona, knit on in the Arizona desert, LA, San Francisco… and not one single row on an airplane, as always. I must just not be a plane knitter.

Skew in Fab Funky Fibre’s Northern Lights.

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Moment of “how on EARTH will this turn into a heel”…

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But it did!

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Tadaaaah!

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And two. Well. One and a… quarter.

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For skipping down rainbow road

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Photographing your own feet is HARD. Commissioning your poor mother who has a slipped disk to get on the floor and take pics for you is kind of even harder.

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Look at those books in the background! Matches perfectly.

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Very basic 60 stitch stockinette cuff down sock, with black yarn used for cuff, heel and (a tiny bit of the) toe. I did a fish lips kiss heel for these and quite like it – not sure I prefer it to flaps , but it’s definitely a nicer way of doing a short row heel than the way I’ve been doing it before. Heels is a whole science!!

I used two full repeats of the rainbow per sock, which worked out to 50g exactly – so I have half the skein left! Wheeee!

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(Almost) one and a quarter sock

The Tube socks are coming along nicely, after having been on a wee break while I marathoned shawls and finished a hat. The first one really is a tube sock right now, still lacking its heel, and the second, well, exists past the ribbing, which is more than I could say at the start of the week.

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(My feet are so flat I could potentially get away with keeping these heel-less. I’m not gonna, but I could.)

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