Once Upon a Sock: April Edition

Wow, it’s that time again … first Thursday of the month, the time that a little group of us — including Paula at Spin a Yarn, Stefanie at Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons, and Kat at Felinity Knits — blog about our sock knitting!

As I’ve mentioned a few times recently, my Viola socks are languishing a bit. I’ve been trying to figure out why that is.  I couldn’t wait to cast them on, I love the pattern, I love the yarn … but I’ve just completely stalled out on the gusset!  I think part of it I’ve been distracted by other things, like nearly finishing my Arrosa shawl and starting Southwell.

But I also think part of me needs to change things up. I’ve knit a fair few pair of plain jane socks (my Droving Socks excepted!) over the past six months, and I think maybe it’s time for a little change of pace.

So instead of showing you yet another picture of my Viola socks in the same place (basically they’ve barely grown since this post), wanna help me with planning my next pair?

The newest sock pattern that’s caught my eye is Knitterarium’s To Darcy with Love. Still nothing terribly complicated, but some little cables to add interest.  And as a committed Austen fan, I love the name, of course!

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Image [c] Knitterarium, from the Ravelry Pattern Page.
The only problem is, while I have tonnnns of sock yarn in my stash, most of it’s on the variegated side. I’m wondering if either this Koigu (on the left) or Sophie’s Toes might work with the pattern.

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Bonus points for the Sophie’s Toes on the right – I could use some of the fuschia I’m tippnig my Arrosa with for the contrast heels and toes!  Double stash busting!

As tempting as I’m finding casting on for those (especially because .. there’s an Instagram KAL for them April 8-May 31. I have a chronic weakness for KALs), I have another little little idea that I think I want to try out first.  I won’t say too much now, only that they’re socks that would be good for using up scraps, involve some baby colorwork, and if they work out, they might (whispers) result in a little recipe/pattern …

Here are the colors I’m playing around with — I am not positive I have enough of the dark gray for what I want to do, but I really hope so because this grellow, it’s making my heart sing:

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Neon yellow: amazingly difficult to photograph!  Uncommon Thread Everday in Highlighter, Sundara Sock yarn in a gray I can’t remember the name of, and a Hedgehog Sock Mini in Crystal

 

I’ve been playing with a few more colors combos in case I dont have enough … so hopefully I’ll have a fun new beginning to show you soon.  But must get those Viola socks off the needles first!

Hope your week is ending on a sweet note!

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10 thoughts on “Once Upon a Sock: April Edition

  1. Sweet! You have me intrigued and I can hardly wait to see what you are putting together! The “To Darcy with Love” pattern also looks super cute and I love the contrasting heels and toes. What a decision you have to make!

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  2. Can’t wait to see your design. Love that neon highlighter with the grey. I think maybe knit a small swatch in each yarn to see how they work for the cables. I am more drawn to the Koigu.

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    1. Thanks Stefanie! I just need ot finish up a little bit so I can get started! The Koigu is what I’m leaning too as well … I was looking for it in my stash and came across the other one on the way and thought I’d pull it out as well! I think swatching to see how the cables look in each is a great idea!

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    2. Hi Katherine. Can you pls PM me on Ravelry your email addy. I want to show the group something I created and thought we could use as a post header. Just in case, I’m Kepanie on there.

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  3. […] Two months into joining the once upon a sock-a-long and I am already late – sorry sorry! I’ve had a bit of a nasty migraine and have been trying to keep away from the screen, but I feel too guilty to leave it much longer. As a result  some of the pics on this are a little ropey as my eyesight’s still not quite normal and I’m trying not to spend too long at the computer still (I do miss my screentime, terribly). Deffo check out my fellow sock-posters, who all managed to successfully post on the first Thursday of the month, unlike me: Paula at Spin a Yarn, Stefanie at Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons, and Katherine at Fibre and Sustenance. […]

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