Fiber Arts Friday: Catching up

Word Lily knitsSince I’ve spent the last feels-like-a-very-long while not blogging, I have some catching up to do. Although not all that much, because I wasn’t knitting hardly at all for most of that time.

But! Socks!

I made these quite awhile ago now, but I’m still smitten.

Silk Garden Socks

• Started and finished in December.
• Pattern: So Simple Silk Garden by Glenna C.
• Yarn: Noro Silk Garden Sock — apparently I didn’t jot down the colorway number.
• I worked the cables without a cable needle!
• (More details here.)
• I love Noro yarns. The long color changes, the single, everything. It reminds me of handspun, at least in some ways.

And these were made even longer ago, but I think I might love them more.

Hermione's Everyday Socks

• Started and finished in November.
• Pattern: Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder
• Yarn: Patons Kroy Socks FX in Camelot Colors
• (More details here.)
• Yay, purple!
• I loved how not-just-a-plain-stockinette-sock this was, while still being very simple and straightforward. I will (and have) sought out more patterns like it.

Do you wear colorful socks?

Head over to FO Fridays and Fiber Arts Fridays to see what other people are up to in the fibery world today!

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15 responses to “Fiber Arts Friday: Catching up

  1. I love those socks too. If I’d knit them, I’d almost hate to wear them.

    • Ohh, but they’re made to be worn! It’d be a shame to not wear them. (But I know the feeling. I have a desk full of stickers and such that I love so much I haven’t used them.)

  2. yea socks! I stopped making socks but still enjoy wearing the few I completed.

    • Ohh, why did you stop making socks? They’re one of my favorite things to make, I like to always have one on the needles.

      • Because I suffer from second sock syndrome! I never complete the set, and when I do, so much time passes by, that my gauge changes. Makes for crappy socks.
        I got sucked into lace shawls

        • Ah, I see. Yeah, that’s no good. You could make them two at a time, if you really wanted to make socks still. But yeah, shawls are awesome, too. I haven’t made one in awhile now, but I want to get back to lace!

  3. Your socks are beautiful!

  4. Lovely socks! I love hand knitted socks, especially colourful ones. Seeing yours make me want to make some for myself 😉

  5. I love your socks! They are addictive to wear and to knit. How does the Noro feel on your feet? I’m still not sold the the feel of Noro. I have a Zauberball that I’m knitting socks with. I really should share. Thanks for joining in Fiber Arts Friday!

    • Silk Garden isn’t the softest sock yarn around, but then again, the foot isn’t the most sensitive part of the body, either. I’ve read, too, that Noro yarns soften some in the washing, and so far that’s proven true for me.

  6. I love those striped socks! I’m usually a barefeet kinda girl, but when I wear socks I want them just like that!

  7. Becca Lostinbooks

    I am learning how to knit and I have to say it is not as easy as it looks on Pinterest (that’s the new ‘easy as it looks on TV’).

  8. I do love colorful socks! Have you tried the sock of doom? I think you’d like it. The pattern is on Ravelry. I made some adjustments to knit it with sock weight yarn and am loving the result.

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