Sock Yarn Is Awesome

Hallelujah, I done finished another one!

I’d been working on these off and on for the past couple of months, so I had one sock finished and about a quarter of the second one done when I decided to buckle down and finish them up this past week. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they turned out almost perfectly identical.

I didn’t do that on purpose. I love self-striping sock yarn, but I almost never make an effort to get the socks to come out the same. In fact, one of my favorite things about self-striping yarn is the way that you frequently end up with socks that are clearly related, but not identical.

Now that I’ve finished my socks, surely I’ll move on to something else, right?

Hmmm. Nope. More socks. To be honest, I sort of don’t consider socks “real knitting.” Or rather, I don’t consider them “real projects”–that is, unless they’re going to be a gift for someone else. I almost always have at least one pair of socks on the go, and frequently more than one. And who could blame me, really, with colors like this beckoning from my yarn basket (let’s keep up the charade that I only have one, shall we?)?

This particular yarn (Black Bunny Fibers Superwash Merino Classic in “Chuck”) is destined to become these socks. I’ve knit this pattern before and can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s fun, it’s fast, and the socks come out looking much more complicated than they actually are. If you’re getting bored with plain stockinette socks and are looking for a sock pattern that’s a bit interesting but not, say, Cookie A-level complex, I highly recommend checking this one out.

Speaking of the yarn basket, there’s a project lurking in there that I forgot to mention in my project roundup the other day.

I’m making a blanket (inspired by this) out of all my leftover bits and bobs of sock yarn. And believe me, there are a LOT of them. I haven’t worked on this for a while, but it’s completely addictive, and as the evenings turn chillier, I’m thinking more and more about picking it up again. Might have to haul it out this evening.

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  1. That blanket is super-cool! You know I have a quilt fetish, and this reminds me of a quilt, but with yarn! I heart it.

    • I think it’s supposed to kind of be like a crazy quilt. Should be cool when it’s done! 🙂

  2. OO I love your socks..they rock. They rock my socks!

    • Aw, thanks! They’re so comfy and warm!

  3. Your socks turned out pretty spiffy! The pattern for the pink socks almost looks like little booties when you look at the top of them, and every time I look at that Cookie A stuff, I think someone seriously must dream about sock patterns in order to chart these things out! Get on with that blanket, woman, it is going to be seriously kick-a.. awesome!

    • I know, she’s INSANE. :O Yeah, the blanket will be cool I think!

  4. I love those socks! They’re great. And thanks for the Twinkleberry pattern – I hadn’t come across it before, but I’m going to cast on for it soon. 🙂

    • Awesome! Let me know what you think … it’s the first fancy-ish sock pattern I’ve knit more than once!

  5. […] and I did cast on that pair of Twinkleberry socks in the Black Bunny yarn, but they have since been frogged. The yarn was just wrong for the pattern; it needs to be knit […]

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