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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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

Totally 80’s Socks – Part 1

It’s on to sock pair number two. This beauty is knit with Lana Grossa’s Meilenweit Neon Mixed. Isn’t it glorious? I love these bright colours, especially in these dark and gloomy winter months.

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Love it!

I’m using a modified version of Aija Goto’s RPM sock pattern, I basically just adapted it so that the stitch pattern works with my go-to 64 stitch socks (instead of casting on 63 like the pattern says).

I was barely around in the 80’s, so I don’t know how accurate this is, but the neon colours and ‘RPM’ name (that has to do with records, right?) made me think of the awesome 80’s – hence the name.