People often ask me if I’m ever wearing “normal” socks. I do, but I prefer fun socks: Scrappy socks and socks with prints; animals, minions, airplanes etc.. I often say life’s to short for boring socks, then people usually roll their eyes and/or laugh 😂🙈
Today I ran 5k with my students. Now I’m hanging out with the love of my life, we’re watching #marvelmovies and enjoying a glass of champagne, while I work on my scrappysocks .Dinner was good and life is great.
I will be visiting my father tomorrow. I just found out mother will be there too. It’s the first time we’re reunited in a year (apart from my grand mother’s funeral). I’m looking forward to a few hours with both of them. Until then I’ll spend my time on the sofa, relax and work on my #scrappysocks . It has been a stressful week.
Frankensocks! Very pleased with how they turned out but my god there was a zillion ends to weave in! My next socks will have zero colour changes! I tried out the sockmaticians toe up pattern and had the hang of it by the second sock. Yarn is a mis match of past projects, last years mini skein advent calendar and presents from yarny friends. #frankensocks#sockmaticianstoeups#stripyknittedsocks#miniskeinmadness
Really relaxing day today. Finally got back to @firstbaptistheathoh after being gone for over a month with my medical issues. It was so nice to worship there today! Now I’m sitting outside in the wonderfully cool weather, knitting on my scrappy sock, while Tom works in the yard. So delightful!
First round of Hallothankmas Self-Striping Frankensocks kits will be available in less than an hour. (1pm eastern) /// There’s also currently one scrappy Frankensocks kit in the shop as well. Scrappy kits are a mix of leftovers (self-striping and non) from making kits. Over 100g per kit on the scrappy ones. Anyway, thanks in advance!🎃👻🦃🍁🎄🎅 P.S. - Colorways were chosen at random for these samples. I literally just closed my eyes and grabbed yarn. Lol. I knit 20 rows per colorway (or less if I was using a leftover scrap.) 64 sts total.
Thank you for sending me such warm wishes yesterday! I'm starting today with another mending project. This tiny bobbin or turquoise was a gift from @havirland at EYF this year. I'm delighted to be knitting that memory into my socks. Are you knitting memories into your WIP today?
Just a heads up, Hallowthankmas Frankensocks kits will be in the shop on Friday. If this round sells out, I’ve got more (dyed, but not wound into minis yet), and will restock them the following Friday. If you missed it, check out my last post for more info.🎃👻🦃🍁🎄🎅 #hallowthankmas
Finished the first scrappy sock and started the second one. Gosh I love how beautifully scrappy it is!! This is my first time doing the cuff, heel and toe in a different color. I started the heel in cream alittle before the heel flap, which gave me that cream colored stripe. On the next sock I think I’ll wait and just do the heel flap in cream, with no stripe first. I’m curious to see which one I’ll like better.
A sneak peak at the Hallowthankmas self-striping Frankensocks kit that will be available in the Etsy shop next week. A holiday triple threat of Halloween, Thanksgiving (Autumn), and Christmas inspired colorways. Kit includes some favorites such as Great Pumpkin Believer, All Hallows’ Eve, Wrap Party, Christmas Country Store, and The Art of Autumn. As well as some newbies, Atomic Halloween, Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice, Olive (like “I love”) Autumn, Silver Bells, and Merry Grinchmas. Make a pair of scrappy socks and have all your holiday sock knitting bases covered in one go.😂👍 #hallowthankmas
It’s almost that time of year, folks!🎃👻 (Well, supposedly. The weather here hasn’t gotten the hint.) Halloween Frankensocks kits are coming back to the Etsy shop. Pre-orders will be available starting tomorrow (9/1). Each kit includes 20 5g mini skeins featuring Halloween, Fall, and horror inspired colorways. I’ve got quite a bit of wholesale/event dyeing to do in September and October, so this one may be limited to one round this year. Grab one before they’re gone! Also, for the self-striping fans, a special/limited edition self-striping Hallowthankmas Frankensocks kit will be in the shop soon. Each kit includes 10g minis of Halloween + Autumn/Thanksgiving + Christmas colorways. (Featuring some new colorways too!)
There are a few scrappy Frankensocks kits currently available in the Etsy shop. I’m sure I’ve said this many times before, but I hate for yarn to go to waste. These kits are comprised of all the leftover bits from making Frankensocks kits. This batch is a mix of both self-striping and speckle/variegated/tonal colorways. The self-striping scraps are under 10g, and the speckle/variegated/tonal colorways are 5g or less. Each kit weighs over 100g (100grams = 400 yards). In fact, this batch of kits weighs between 140-155g. They’d make one crazy awesome magic knot ball.✨EDIT: Scrappy kits are sold out now. But there are regular and self-striping kits available. Thanks so much!💛