Once Upon a Sock: September Edition

Wow, it’s really September, huh?  August feels a bit like a lost month to me.

With all the moving malarkey, knitting time has been in woefully short supply, but I am looking forward to getting back to knitting these beauties soon.  These are my Antirrhinum Socks, by Rachel Coopey, the July project for A Year of Techniques.  It’s hard to believe I started these in California … that seems a very long time ago now!

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I’ve tried out something a bit different with these socks: I’m knitting both at the same time, but on separate needles!  Usually, I do really like knitting socks two at a time on two circs.  But when something goes wrong on the pattern, or the yarn gets tangled, fixing them can be a bit of a headache.  And for this pattern, each sock mirrors the other, so you’re doing slightly different things on the same row.  I decided my soon-to-be moving brain wasn’t up to that. Jen mentioned over on Ravelry that she knit hers simultaneously like this — you have both on the go, and just work a bit on one, then a bit on the second.  So I thought I’d give it a go: I cast on the socks two at a time, knit the cuffs simultaneously to make sure they matched, and then separated them.  I have to say, I’ve really enjoyed knitting like this so far — it keeps the socks as a very small, manageable travel project.

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These were really flying along pre-move.  The pattern has just enough interest to really move things along, and I’ve loved knitting with the Socks Yeah! yarn.

And since knitting content is a bit, ahem, thin on the ground at the moment, look at these pretty hydrangeas I spotted in the park near Mr. N and mine’s new place — they almost match my socks!


We’ll be moved over to the new place starting next week, and hopefully life (and knitting and blogging) will be back to normal soon.  In the meantime, go see what my fellow Thursday sockalongers are up to this month: Paula at Spin A Yarn, Kat from Felinity Knits, and Stefanie at Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons, who’s on a blogging break at the moment.  If you’d like to join in, we write about socks on the first Thursday of the month — just give us a shout!

Happy Thursday!


8 thoughts on “Once Upon a Sock: September Edition”

  1. You are making some nice progress! I wanted to make more on my socks; however my fingers were going numb again so I tried to rest instead of knit much. I hope you are getting settled in nicely…those hydrangea are gorgeous! I have a plant in front of my door; however they are so hard to keep alive. They dry out so fast…especially with the extremely high temps we’ve been having lately. How’s the weather over there right now? I’ll be writing about our adventures exploring Northern CA soon!

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    1. Oof I’m sorry the socks made your fingers act up — but they are looking so lovely! And it sounds like you’ve had some really fun travels. Definitely can’t complain about dryness over here — the past two nights the rain has been loud enough to wake me up! It’s funny, it goes from being a sunny and beautiful day to a downpour in the blink of an eye — I’ve just bought some rain boots, ha! Hope you had a fantastic time exploring 😀

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  2. This is probably my favorite way to knit socks! I’ve been on a two-at-a-time kick lately, but I’m sure I’ll be back to this soon. I’m enjoying seeing your England posts! I’m woefully behind on absolutely everything in my life including blog reading, so I’m playing catch up. So glad to see that you’re there safely and getting settled in. 🙂

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