Socks, Socks and More Socks

I finished a pair of socks in Malabrigo yarn, Tiziana Red colorway, that had been lurking with some other UFO projects. Two of those other projects were also socks. Yesterday I found another UFO in a basket in the workroom/studio. You guessed it. Another pair of socks.

That’s them on the right. Another skein of Malabrigo, Solis colorway, that I forgot about. All three pairs are to the stage of gusset increases and I’ve got my stitch markers in place to keep up with my increases.

It will be nice to have four new pair of socks in the sock drawer and I can weed out a couple of other pairs that are faded and worn.

Now that I have the increases begun on all three pairs of socks I think I’m going back to working on Gabriel’s summer blanket. It’s really mindless knitting and good to work on while watching TV. The socks are small enough projects to take with me when I’m away from home and actually the blanket isn’t that large yet so it could be travel knitting as well. This is some sock yarn I’ve had in my stash for a couple of years. It has slubs of nylon in it and it can be laundered in the washer and dryer.

Then there is the “in progress” Prayer Shawl using two colors of my hand-spun yarn. And a Harry Potter Scarf. And the Fourth Doctor’s Scarf. And the Sockhead Hat. Are you beginning to see the picture?

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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