Monday, May 19, 2014

Sock Obsession

Man oh man, I have got the bug.  I am recently obsessed with knitting...........SOCKS!  The yarn choices are all so beautiful, the socks knit up fast and they are so FUN!  Ever since I took a class, all I want to knit is socks.

Here are some of my projects lately and as you can see, it's mostly all socks.  How many times can I say socks in one post?  Haha!

The yarn used in the project above is by Socks That Rock (Pebble Beach).  It is a spendy yarn, but it's gorgeous, amazing quality and I love the spiral pattern of the colorway.

The chunky ankle socks on the right will be for my mom.  I have to knit the other sock still.  The red pair is for Jack.  I adore self-striping yarn.  It is so fun watching the pattern emerge right before your eyes.  This yarn is by Berroco and it's their Sox yarn.

The yarn below is Madelinetosh Baltic.  Isn't it beautiful?

This picture is from my Instagram account, hence the filter.  The red is actually bright fuschia.  I think this pair will be for my mother-in-law.  The yarn is Scoppel Wolle Ambiente.  

I use two different patterns for my socks.  For little socks (that fit Cal or a smaller foot), I use this pattern.  It's awesome and super easy.  Pattern Credit:  Most Basic Kids Sock by Evelyn Skae.

If you would like to learn to knit socks using an easy to read and follow pattern, I can't say enough about this book:

The author provides several different yarn and size conversions depending on the type of sock you want to knit.  She also provides tips throughout the book for both the amateur and experienced knitter.  I love her well-written instructions.  This has definitely become my go-to book for knitting socks. 

Shifting gears here, socks are not the only thing I have knit up lately.  Right before Easter, I finished a neat project for Jack.  

I learned a ton from knitting this sweater.  I am way more confident with picking up stitches now.  I feel like I can do it without any issue and my seams look very clean.

I love how this turned out!  I used Berroco Comfort DK in Lovage and the pattern was by Diane Soucy.  

I have a short list of projects that I want to do, starting with a market bag that I have bookmarked for almost 2 years.  I am pretty sure it will knit up fast and I might make a few as Christmas gifts.  

That is all for now! Look for more socks (of course) and new projects soon.


  1. Hi. May I ask what pattern you used for your mom's chunky weight socks. Thank you.

  2. Hi. May I ask what pattern you used for your mom's chunky weight socks. Thank you.