Thursday Edition: Socks

One of the earliest knitted items in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, is a pair of red socks. It’s believed these stockinette socks were made using the single needle method. You can learn more about them here.  I particularly love that these are toe socks. If you scroll through the photos, you can see the intricate details on many of the items. Even though items were functional, they were also works of art.

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That’s exactly how I feel about my Stage four socks of Tour de Sock. Everyone needs pretty pink socks with beads. I just finished the last gusset decrease. These are going to be a delight to wear.

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Another delightful treat this week, I’ve finished the charted section on my Shark Bait socks. I’ve now joined them to knit in the round. To save myself some anguish, I tried to weave in my ends while I was knitting. There were a few places that would have made the sock rather bulky. It looks like this on the backside.

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I used the this technique. I will be using this trick more often especially for shawls. There’s nothing worse than a million ends to weave in when you just want to wear your finished item. Okay, I have been known to wear items before all the ends are woven it.

Update on other wips:

  • Earth & Sky: Not tired of waiting on this one, no siree.
  • Charity Malt: I’m on row 78 of the stockinette section.
  • Portland Bias Scarf: Skein one complete! Bring on skein two.
  • Frank in Pairs: Nothing new on this one.
  • Dewberry Dancer: Still on row 18.
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“Look how cute I am. I wasn’t trying to order tuna, honest!”

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