Sunday, August 19, 2012

Year of Projects 2: Tiit's Socks 02


Folk Knitting in Estonia: Aino's Gloves • Anu's Christmas Gloves • Anu's Mittens • Anu's Stockings • Avo's Mittens • Ellen's Stockings • Helgi's Mittens • Hilja's Mittens • Ilmar's Socks • Juta's Stockings • Kalev's Mittens • Kristi's Mittens • Laila's Socks • Landra's Gloves • Liidia's Gloves • Liivi's Stockings • Maarja's Socks • Maimu's Mittens • Marko's Mittens • Meida's Mittens • Merike's Gloves • Rita's Stockings • Sander's Mittens • Tiit's Socks • Ulla's Gloves • Virve's Stockings

Yesterday morning I woke up with a cold - sore throat, headache, congestion and dry cough. So not surprisingly through most of the day you could find me on the sofa with a mug of neo-citran, a box of kleenexes and my knitting. As a result the second of these Tiit's Socks is done.

It's been a great little project to use up really small scraps of sock yarn. From cuff down there are at least a dozen different yarns: Tanis Fiber Arts Fingering (natural), SRK On Your Toes (navy), Zarzuela Fibers Symphonic Sock (blues), Fiber Optic Footnotes (greens), Pagewood Farms Alyeska (reds), Mountain Color Bearfoot (blues), Shelridge Farm Soft Touch Handpaint (greens), Estelle Arequipa (reds), Wandering Cat Alley Cat (pinky reds), Rocky Mountain Dyeworks (greens), Koigu PPM (orangey reds), Wollmeise Twin 80/20 (blues), Malabrigo Sock (greens) and possibly some other scraps I've forgotten. 

What's next? Meida's Mittens, I think. I can entirely visualize which stash yarns I'll use to knit them, so that's a good place to start. More stash-busting ahead!

24 comments:

mnz said...

Wow, those socks look stunning!

WildflowerWool said...

Yay for finished socks! Hope you are feeling better today. Great choice for your mittens.

Ruth said...

Oh I do hope you feel better soon, nothing worse than feeling yucky!. I love the socks, the colours are just great together and I can't wait to see which colours you've chosen for the mittens.

Dee said...

Wow! Gorgeous socks.

You are really bustin' through your stash!

Stephanie Laydilyke said...

Wow, I'm so jealous of people who can knit socks. Maybe someday I might try my hand at it. Especially now with all the yarn I got from the outlet. LOL Anyway, absolutely beautiful job!!

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

These are so fun looking! I love scrappy projects because I always have a lot of memories associated with all of the yarns that are involved. I hope you feel better soon!

Pumpkin said...

I'm glad to hear that you have been taking great care of yourself, maybe the optimism of having just finished a new pair of socks will help you feel even better!

Faith said...

Oh poor you, I'm rubbish when I have a cold, sounds like you did the right thing with feet up and knitting....do hope you feel a whole lot better very soon!

Love these socks, great colours and patterns, and you used so many yarns...they're like wonder socks!

goodpurlgonebad said...

They are ADORABLE! I hope you're feeling better very soon.

DeliaKnits said...

beautiful socks!!

Kim said...

Well done! I just peeked at your next up project, the mittens, and I love them. I am sure your finished project will turn out super amazing, what with your mad color work skills. :) I hope you feel better--I was down last week with something similar. Yuck!
*smiles and cheer*

Kepanie said...

Sorry to read :O( you are ill. Sending banishing vibes toward your way.
But glad you were well enough to sit comfortably on a couch and knit. The socks are awesome.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

They look amazing - hope you're feeling better soon. There's something nasty going around my office right now. I'm doing my best to avoid it!

sparkeespud said...

I love those socks!

Frieda said...

Feel better soon ! There's some nasty bugs going around here too . Stef is off sick today and Mason was under the weather last week .

Fantastic socks and stash busters too boot !

Mary said...

OMG..the socks have left me speechless..pretty darn hard to do..just ask hubby..

Ptinutz Noisette said...

Wow they are great and with only scrap of sock yarn, just amazing... I have a big admiration to have weaved all this ends...

RobinBrz said...

Your socks are a color extravaganza! I remain in awe of your mad skills. I wish that crochet lent itself to this kind of work, but it's just not the same. I just may have to learn to knit...

Lucie said...

The socks are so cute - very clever use of spare yarn :)

Hope you feel better soon x

Emma (GirlAnachronismE) said...

Those socks are incredible! And how on earth did tout deal with all the ends? I would have gone insane!

Jen said...

Those socks are amazing!

paulineknit said...

These socks are lovely, and so Christmassy (only four months away now). It's amazing what beautiful creations can be mad from stash and leftover yarns. Well done.

Sara Duggan said...

Those are some gorgeous socks. Lots of work and although a cold stinks it did give you the time to complete the second sock.

Sandy said...

Socks as always are awesome, sorry you're under the weather. A mug of ?? What is that?