This thread is for finished socks only - please keep the chatter to the chatter thread. It makes it easier to pick a winner.
You are eligible for up to four entries. Please make a separate post for each entry. You may post the following entries: [LIST=1]
For the first sock (or two through the heels) - any socks started this month count
For a completed pair - any socks count. Socks started before the beginning of this month may be finished and entered as a completed pair.
For using a pattern that goes with the monthly theme. Please include the name of your pattern.
For using the featured color.
BONUS ENTRY! This month you can get an extra entry by taking a picture of your finished socks in your garden! Tell us a little something about your garden.
I finished this pair from last month this morning.
Yarn: Knit Picks Hawthorn in Mini Golf
Pattern: Neville’s Socks with some customization
One sock done. This pattern is called Garden Sprinkles.
Gosh, these are perfect colors for summer socks - just wearing them will make someone smile. Good job!
These are wonderfully bright.
I love it, what a happy sock.
Well I’m back from from my cross country trip. I completed 2 pairs of socks in 8 days. The first pair is my Rendezvous Peak socks named after one of the Teton mountains. The second was a pair I wacked out in 2 days when cousin Noah, who was travelling with us, asked for a pair of hand knit socks.
Rendezvous Peak socks again for having green in them
Rendezvous Peak socks a third time. While this pic wasn’t taken in my garden it was taken in God’s garden on the side of a mountain while I was working on the pair while the boys took a hike I knew I couldn’t manage. (I can delete this one if it doesn’t qualify)
Ohh - look at the beauty in the background! Welcome home - Your socks are wonderful.
Oh, those Tetons are something, aren’t they? The socks are a perfect match! Exactly my colors and they’re… did I already say perfect? And the wacked out pair doesn’t look it at all. I know he’s going to love them.
I somehow missed these. They are the epitome of summer. Oh, and yes, joy. How do you make sure you get the the same size when you do one at a time? I’m afraid I’ll forget what I did on the first one before I get to the second.
These look great! Noah will be spoiled by his, you may be in for some more sock knitting there.
@Char and @pinesprairie Thank you. I really enjoyed this knit. It is a free pattern from Teton Yarn Company (I think). @FreedomLover having another person to knit socks for isn’t a bad thing when you’re on a sock jag. Noah wears the same size as me, so if I knit a pair I’m not crazy about they will still have a loving home.
@pinesprairie I used patons kroy in woodsie for these socks. I picked it up at Hobby Lobby.
@MusicalKnitter, good to know! Thank you for sharing the yarn specs. The name says it all. And, I can’t believe you have a built in home for your less than favorites, that is just great!
@pinesprairie - If I make changes, I write it down. For example, I tried doing more stitches on the cast on but the cuff was way too big so I restarted with less stitches. Then as I was doing my decreases after the heel I realized I was going to need more than my original stitches for the foot so I stopped decreasing early. I just noted the numbers.
For me there is a benefit to one at a time. I have one foot with sensitive nerves on the top and I can’t take tight socks on that foot. If my first sock is snug, it goes on my left foot and I add a couple more stitches for the second sock. I do the opposite if it is a little loose.
I love the mountain there socks! Just beautiful! And I believe I’ve used that yarn you used for Noah’s socks. I love the colors in it. I don’t think I could ever complete an adult size pair of socks in sock weight yarn in two days unless they were shorties! I’m just not that fast. Props!!
@lovestostitch, keeping notes is a good idea and your reasoning for one at a time is a perfect solution for you!