FO Friday: Rainbow Brite Vanilla Socks

Tah Dah….my tonsil recovery knitting project is done!


They are just so bright and happy! And they match *almost* perfectly. I used Knit Picks Felici in Rainbow on size 0 US needles. The pattern is just a 72 stitch vanilla toe up sock. I put in an afterthought heel in a contrasting color.


I thought the grey suited nicely. I used about 340 yards of rainbow and 20 some yards of the grey. And it was awesome pick up/set down stockinette knitting when I didn’t feel great.


I turned these in for points in both the Down Cellar Studio’s Pigskin Party KAL and the Carolina Fiber Girls’ Socktober KAL. I feel very accomplished given how crappy I felt!

Happy Knitting!!

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WIP Wednesday: Rainbow Brite Socks

While I was doing my post-op recovery after my tonsils I focused on my Rainbow Brite Socks both because it’s #socktober and because they were soothing stockinette.

After the first couple of days rhe first sock looked like this…


Then I had a rough day and took a break. Around day +5 I made some progress again.


Sock one was done with the “tube” and I had a good jump on sock two. Then I had a REALLY bad couple of days around days +8/9. And I took another break.

Finally right before I went back to work I managed to start the heels…


They are done now and I’m hoping to get some photos taken for FO Friday this week.

Happy Knitting!

Rainbow Update

I made the long car ride to my parents house to be with my Dad as he won his 200th football game as a coach. The picture below pretty much captions my heart. Three generations of love…


But you guys really care about the yarny goodness! Being at my parents meant more knitting time for this mommy! My Rainbow Bright socks saw some good knitting time.


Feet up, watching football and knitting in my lap! I’m past the ripcord for the afterthought heel and zooming up the leg. I’m debating on using a neutral grey for the heel or to use rainbow stripes for the heels. Any thoughts from other knitterly minds out there?

Rainbows Make Me Happy

I have been keeping a pretty rainbow on my bedside table. The Rainbow Bright vanilla socks have been my zen bedtime knitting.

They only get a few rows here and there but I’ve managed to work through a complete set of stripes. And I’ve paired my rainbow sock bag with my rainbow socks. It makes my matchy matchy heart happy! 

Happy Knitting!

More Minis

I recently found the Sock Yarn Swappers group on ravelry. I had just been a lurker and a stalker but I kept seeing all the swaps and swapless swaps going on and wanted to try one. So back in August I signed up for a Felici swapless swap for the new range of striping color ways that Knit Picks put out this fall.


I got 20 minis of 20 yards to add to my Memory Scrap Blanket. This project is currently hibernating in Area 51. But I know I’ll love adding these self striping beauties to the mix when I pick it up again!

Have you ever done a swap?

FO Friday: Reverse Rib Mitts

Thanks to a very delayed and drawn out legal meeting last week I finished my Reverse Rib Mitts!

  
Pattern: Reverse Rib Mitts by Holly Terrell

Yarn: Knit Picks Felici in Maple Leaves

Needles: US 2

Mods: none

  
I used about 60% of a 50 gram skein. They are fraternal but that’s not a problem for me. I did misread the pattern and the ribbing at the fingers is 2×2 instead of 3×1. But I made both gloves match so no one will notice but me. I really tried to love these but I don’t. I loved knitting them but not the FO. (#knitterproblems) I think these will hit the gift pile for Christmas. My sister is going to be one lucky lady this year!

Happy Knitting!!

Wanted: Warm Hands

It’s finally starting to get cool here in the Midwest. And I have pulled out all our coats and woolies. I’m sadly lacking in the glove department. What’s a knitter to do but knit of course!

I trolled my queue and found the Reverse Rib Mitts by Holly Terrell.

  
Photo @ Holly Terrell

I pulled some Knit Picks Felici leftovers from my stash in the maple leaves color way and got started. I even used my new Hiya Hiya sharps and project bag!

  
The beauty of this design is that you work it inside out so no purling! All the beauty of reverse stockinette without slowing me down!! 

  It’s supposed to be in the 30s on Saturday so I better knit faster…

Happy Knitting! 

FO Friday: Ocean Geek Socks

My Ocean Geek Socks are in the books!

   
 
Pattern: Geek Socks by Wei S Leong

Size: 70 sts total

Needles: US 1 circs

Yarn: Knit Picks Felici in Lighthouse

   
 
These turned out fraternal and gorgeous! The wavy stripes are the penultimate in potato chip knitting and quite literally flew off my needles. I turned these in for the Down Cellar Studio pigskin party. They scored me 24 points coming in with just under 400 yards of yarn used. This is my second project turned for this and it’s been a real hoot so far! And of course the added bonus of another pair of socks for #operationsockdrawer and the coming winter.

Happy Knitting!

WIP Wednesday: Ocean Geek Socks

I’m on to sock #2 on my Ocean Geek Socks!

  
I’m past the lifeline for the afterthought heel. I’ve said this a million times but I can’t get enough of the stripes and waves. It’s sooooo addicting! And I can’t wait to finish these to both wear them and record my points for #dcspigskinparty2015 and #operationsockdrawer.

Also, do I get extra knitting points for coordinating with my outfit?

  
Happy Knitting!