Lionheart, Part 2

I finished my Lionheart socks and I could not be more pleased. I’ve been rereading the Harry Potter series this summer in anticipation of the new book coming out in July (among other reasons- hint, hint). So I plan on making many more of Erica Lueder’s Harry Potter themed socks in the near future.

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Neville Longbottom Socks

This particular pair was made using Lueder’s Neville’s Socks pattern and Knit Picks Stroll Sock yarn – it’s been a while since I used a solid sock yarn and I really like how it lets the sock pattern shine.

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Cats in Hats

Every once in a while I come across something that is so deliciously absurd that I just have to have it. I came across the Sara Thomas book Cats in Hats at work the other day and had to scoop it up.

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The absolute best knitting book I have ever come across

It’s pretty self explanatory. The patterns are fairly easy, the ones I made took about 45 minutes or so. Of course you’re going to want to see pictures – read on for more!

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Nemesis, Part 1

Time to cast on my next pair of socks. These are knit up in the glorious hot pink sparkly yarn that is Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer in Runway; I’m making these for my mom for Mother’s Day and she’s quite fond of bright colours.

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Looking good!

The pattern is Susan Dittrich’s Nemesis from Knitty. You might be wondering why I would choose a pattern called Nemesis if I’m making these for my mom. Well, according to the pattern description these are inspired by the twists and turns in an Agatha Christie mystery. My mom and I love watching cozy British mysteries, and Miss Marple is a particular favourite of ours, so when you think about it these are quite fitting.

Totally 80’s Socks – Part 2

I’m making decent progress on  my Totally 80’s Socks and I am really glad I switched up the pattern. Not only did I alter it ever so slightly so that the stitch pattern would work with my go-to Sock Recipe, I also decided to rework it so that the spiral would be mirrored on the second sock.

This is also the first time I’m trying to make the stripes on both socks match. So far it’s been going along pretty well, but I have a feeling things might go a bit off when I start turning the heel. We shall just have to wait and see!

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So far, so good