Sunday, December 9, 2012

Year of Projects: Heelless Sleeping Socks 01


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

Knitting Vintage Socks: Gentleman's Shooting Stockings with Fluted Pattern (1887) • Gentleman's Sock in Railway Stitch (1889) • Gentleman's Socks with Lozenge Pattern (1895) • Bed Sock in Lemon Pattern Fancy Knit Stripe (1896) • Cycling or Golf Stockings with Fancy Cuff in Trellis Pattern (1897) • Heelless Sleeping Socks (1897) • Child's French Sock in Citron Pattern and Diaper Knitting (1898) • Child's First Sock in Shell Pattern (1899) • Gentleman's Half Hose in Ringwood Pattern (1899) • Gentleman's Sock for Evening Wear (1900) • Evening Stockings for a Young Lady (1900) • Fancy Silk Sock for a Child of 5 or 6 Years (1900) • Gentleman's Fancy Sock (1901)  Gentleman's Plain Winter Sock with Dutch Heel (1901) • Child's Sock in Miranda Pattern (1904)  Baby's Bootikin (1905)    Little Child's Sock (1907)    Ladies Useful Stockings (1913)    Ladies Silk Stockings with Clocks (1914)

I've come to the conclusion that I'm mittened-out. I just can't bring myself to cast on another pair. It's possible I'm also sick of Estonian Knitting - no offence meant to the Estonian people. Instead I find myself knitting socks. So to that end, I've added the book Knitting Vintage Socks to my Year of Projects with the idea that I can pick and choose between the two books for the next six months.

There are three patterns from Knitting Vintage Socks that I've already knit; I likely won't duplicate them. Last week I finished Gentleman's Fancy Socks. My Railway Stitch socks were knit in November 2010. And we have go all the way back to May 2010 to find the Fancy Silk Socks.

Yesterday I cast on Heelless Sleeping Socks for a friend who has been hankering over tube socks for a while now. I've made a good start, in fact, I'm far enough now to see that I definitely haven't enough yarn to finish them. The yarn is mystery yarn that I picked up from the sale bin at Wabi Sabi in Ottawa. There's just 50 grams so it's not really a surprise that there's not enough. No problem though, I have a complementary yarn that I can stripe in to make this work. Tonight I'll be ripping back to the cuff and putting plan B into action.


9 comments:

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

I think allowing yourself the freedom to switch back and forth will keep you inspired. And, of course, the socks!

cleancup said...

I've looked at that book from the library-- I thought it was intriguing, but at the time much too complicated for me! I can't wait to see your socks; your mittens are so beautiful, I know the socks will be too.

Sarah (Crafts from the Cwtch) said...

Adding in another book sounds like a great idea. I don't know how you have managed to make so many (beautiful) mittens, but I have such a low boredom threshold that I'd have probably quite after the first mitt!

nauget bluff said...

I've added the heeless socks to my *hopefully, someday, I can knit socks* list!

Ruth said...

I love the colours in the mystery yarn and it will super with the stripes in. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with the socks in this book as I do believe its on my shelf somewhere, I didn't dare open it as I think I'm to much of a novice sock knitter to attempt some of them.

Chrisknits said...

I admire you for even trying to knit through a book. I can't say I have any book that I love every pattern in. I need to get back to my books and stop buying more patterns!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I'm feeling that way about hats!

kate said...

hurray! even more beautiful socks :)

Kepanie said...

It's okay to get tired of knitting certain types of patterns. You're not getting paid for it. Knitting should be about pleasure.
That sock is f-u-n in that colorway. You've always got such a great eye for pattern and color.