Sunday, April 14, 2013

Year of Projects 2: Plain Winter Sock


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)  Infant's Fancy Silk Sock (1909) • Ladies Useful Stockings (1913)    Ladies Silk Stockings with Clocks (1914)

Last week I finished the socks I had been working on - Gentleman's Sock for Evening Wear. My blog post is here, but the gist is that I didn't like the finished socks and will likely be ripping them out to salvage the yarn for a pattern that might better suit.

Since then I've been trying to work through some of my other WIPs. I've got a pair of Ensnared socks on the needles that will likely be complete in the next few days, and a Sarcelle lace scarf on the needles that I'm hoping to finish by the end of the month. If you've fallen off your chair in shock, reading that I am knitting something other than socks, then the full disclosure is that I'm trying to knit through the last two skeins of lace yarn in my stash as part of my challenge to Surmount the Stash 2013.

In that vein I've been giving a lot of thought about what to do with a skein of Classic Merino Lace from Knitting Notions in a colourway called Pumpkin Spice. The skein is less than 400 yards so it wouldn't make a full size shawl or scarf. But ... I could hold it double and match it up with sock yarn scraps in my stash to make a striped vanilla sock, couldn't I? And socks don't get much more vanilla than this Gentleman's Plain Winter Sock. Don't you love it when a plan comes together? Now I just need to find time to cast on!



15 comments:

Faith said...

Ripping socks...oooh, I know I just couldn't do it, I'd be in total denial! That scarf is stunning in that yarn, I like the way the colours change to the grey, really brings out the pattern.

Sounds like you have lots going on...have a great week!

Janet said...

I love your plan for the lace and sock yarns. The yarn colors go so well together. Can't wait to see the sock.

Dee said...

When yarn and pattern come together it's a magical thing! LOL

The Ensnared sock pattern is very interesting.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Ooh - love the colours you've put together!
(and can't wait to see Ensnared!)

Gracey is not my name.... said...

You crack me up!

Chrisknits said...

I have tons of plans, just no time to spend putting them in action. LOL! Of course, that doesn't mean I didn't waste all day playing Freecell while watching Harry Potter. But I just didn't feel like knitting today.

goodpurlgonebad said...

ripping socks.... you are The Fearless! Looking forward to seeing what the pink hairy yarn becomes instead :)

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Great plan for the lace weight. I am enjoying plain socks at the minute, letting the yarn do the work

Sandy said...

I did look twice when I read scarf/shawl. Thought perhaps it was because I didn't get much sleep last night, lol. I did put drops in my eyes a little while ago, but think it's going to be an early night. Love the pattern you've chosen for the shawl, very pretty.

Sam I Am...... said...

I don't think I'm a "ripper outer" once I'm done. I do it so many time before that! LOL!
Love your yarns in the picture...very pretty!

nauget bluff said...

I'm sorry you are having second thoughts about your gentlemen socks..I think they are great..and the color was fine..yup a pink dress sock is fashionable..

Kepanie said...

Can't wait to see more as you're the best sock knitter I read about.

Emma (GirlAnachronismE) said...

I find it hard to even rip socks that clearly aren't going to fit. I just keep knitting on them until I can't delude myself any more, so I am impressed at your dedication! And I never though of knitting socks out of lace, what a clever idea!

Angela @ Knit Luck said...

Wow this is the first post I've read that didn't have an amazing pair of socks on the needles! But I love where you're going with this yarn. Can't wait to see it started!

DeliaKnits said...

I did almost fall out of my chair when there wasn't a beautiful sock for a photo .. I don't think I could bring myself to rip out a pair of socks.. give them away so I never had to see them again.. most defiantly.