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FO: Bright Pink Socks

Knitters tend to have a love/hate relationship with knitting socks. I actually love making them, and I tend to have a pair on the go as my small to-to ‘travel’ knitting project. The following pair I knitted for one of the au pairs (or care professionals as we call them as they are fully trained specialists) who I supported during her time here in Australia. She is a pink-fanatic, as you can see!

The pattern was one that I had in my Ravelry queue for a few years is the Snowfall Socks by Tabitha Gandee. I am pretty sure the yarn was from 24 Mile Hollow Yarn Co. The socks were easy to make, I had to pay attention to make sure the purl pattern on the top of the sock was right, but apart from that they flew off the needles.

It’s funny, pink, much like red, is really hard to photograph well. But I guess the brightness of the yarn shines through in these photos.

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My 12 Months Knitting Plan

I don’t think it’s a secret, but I LOVE to knit. It keeps me sane, it makes me happy and I always feel productive. Friends and family place orders with me, I knit a lot of gifts for the newborns of friends, ex-colleagues and also for family members. I generally don’t have a plan, but when I receive orders I add them to my queue and when I find out about people expecting babies I add that to the queue too. That’s about it!

But inspired by Julie at Knitted Bliss, who last year completed mini stockings for the run-up to Christmas, I decided to make 2017 the year that I PLAN some knitting.

I would like to complete a pair of socks every month and two Christmas tree ornaments. I am not sure if I am being too ambitious, but I think it’s doable!

Here are the socks I have queued on Ravelry. The ornaments I will pick as and when I come to making them.

Rivercat Socks by Brenda Patipa

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Roger Sock by Anne Hanson

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Tennarisukka by Taila Anttila

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Cable and Lace Socks by Allison Sarnoff

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Bertie Wooster’s Faux Pas by Becky Greene

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I Heart Harvest Socks by Shelley Stone

Barrel Riders Sock by Corinne Walcher

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Pomeranssi Socks by Marianne Heikkinen

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Sock it to Me! by Patons

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Lily of the Valley socks by Titta Järvensivu

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Longing for Gotland by Pia Kammeborn

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Luna Socks by Josephine & the seeds

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All images from Ravelry.

My only dilemma now is which ones should I start with?

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FO: Baby Sock

A friend who had a baby in 2014 asked me to knit some warm socks for him.

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I had some leftover navy DROPS Merino Extra Fine at home and used it for this pattern.

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The fun about this pattern is that it knits up very quickly, and it makes them extra cosy and ‘snuggly’ as Luke would say.

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The cables that run down the cuff of the sock look really sweet.

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And my friend sent me a picture of her gorgeous little man wearing them, doesn’t he look happy?

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STATS
Pattern:
 Socks by DROPS Design.
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine in dark blue.
Needle size: 3mm
Knitting time: 24th October 2014.