Craft, Knitting, socks

I sock at puns

It’s been a little while since I started the Riverbed Socks for Little P, and they are…paused.  I turned probably my best heel yet, went away for a week and promptly forgot where I was in the pattern.  Unfortunately I don’t have the knitting prowess (read patience) to work out 100% where I am, so these may become un-knitted very soon.  However…

I have had a beautiful skein of Easy Knits Oh Em Gee (great name) in my stash for a while, and at a recent charity auction run by Stannary Hash House Harriers I offered to make someone a badly knitted pair of socks.  I didn’t intend to knit them badly, but I had to cover myself, just in case they thought I was some form of knitting prodigy.  Anyway, someone actually bid, a whole £20!  In total over £1,000 was raised, though not all through the promise of socks.

These socks use a very, very simple toe-up afterthought heel pattern which can be found here.  I like toe-up patterns as I find them much easier to work with as the hard work happens first so I’m less likely to lose interest!

OMGCollageTechnical Specs:

Yarn name: Oh Em Gee
Colourway:
Can’t remember…it is bound to be a good one though! (ed. Triton!)
Shop:
Easy Knits
Materials: 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon (machine washable – yay!)
Weight: 100g (365m) (c.4ply/fingering)

Pattern name: Vanilla Socks
Designer: Carle Dehning
Ravelry: Link here

On a side note, Mr PJ now feels he is an (and I quote) “Amateur sock-tographer” and that he should be able to get a feature of his work in some sort of sock-azine…

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