Asking Too Much?

Is it too much to ask that one skien of yarn make three pairs of socks? Apparently it is. Meet my latest finished knit, the Asking Too Much Socks –

IMGP8868It’s a good thing that I like contrasting toes!

IMGP8871Asking Too Much Socks in Family Pendragons Armor Superwash Sock, Purteal, with Knit Picks Stroll Kettledyed, Eggplant
Ravelry Project page here

Family Pendragon Yarns is no more (a moment of silence, please……….), and so I really wanted to stretch the last few yarns that have from Melissa.

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I could rip them both back and make the toes the same length. I could work at it and make this pair of socks more pleasing to the eye. But, they fit well, I don’t care that much, and I am glad to be done knitting them so I am leaving them be. I will be wearing them with shoes anyway, right?

IMGP8867All in all, I think I did pretty good. I had already used this same skien to make some Turkish Bed Socks for a swap back in December, and The Bookworm got a slightly smaller pair of the same for Christmas.

IMGP8874It may have been asking too much, but I did get three pairs of socks out of one skien of yarn. Not too shabby, if I do say so myself!

 

 

 

 

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Dream In Color… ful Socks

I was starting to think that I would never finish these… but I did!

Kai Mei Socks in Dream in Color Smooshy Buttercup (not modeled because they are too small for my ogre feet)

These socks are so pretty and I am glad that I finally got around to knitting them.

Three things about this knit:

1. I love this yarn. I love the way the colors never stripe or pool, but just freckle a little with bits of pink and peach and dark yellow. This yarn was leftover from the sweater that The Bookworm and I collaborated on last year. I bought an entire skien just to knit 18 st of yellow flower centers and it has sat in the stash ever since just waiting for the perfect project.

2. I started out knitting these 2 at a time, but had to work them one at a time for heel, gusset and the ends of the foot, about 2 repeats of the pattern before the toe. It was a little bit of a pain going back a forth between the one long circular and the DPNs, but I got them both finished at about the same time, and that is what matters. No second sock syndrome for me!

3. If I ever knit these for my feet, I will need to cast on more stitches and add a couple of pattern repeats. I wonder, too, if the cuff should be knit in a smaller needle size than the foot to keep the ribbing tight? It will have to be fiddled with for sure.

Alas, these are not for me. I hope the feet that these are headed to are made very happy.

I think I could knit this pattern again (see #2), so someday my feet may be so lucky.