Sunday, November 13, 2016

Year of Projects 6: Week 20


Several weeks ago I caught sight of a post in the GTA forum on Ravelry - Yarn Free to Charity. Another generous Raveller on Ravelry was destashing sock yarn for free. I was all over that!

A few days later I picked up more than three shopping bags of sock yarn; mostly 40 to 50 gram partial skeins. Enough to keep knitting scrappy socks for the rest of my life!

I've already packed up about a third of it for another Raveller in Ottawa who also knits socks for the Warm Hands Network. I feel good about that. I was starting to think I could never knit fast enough for all that yarn!

In the meantime I've cast on my first sock with three yarns chosen from the destashed yarns. The cuff and heel are Tosh Sock in a colourway called "Forestry". I'm not sure what the blue and green yarns are that I'm using for the leg and foot but don't they make a a very bright and dramatic fabric? Maybe it's a reaction to the last couple of  pairs of grey vanilla socks, but bright is exactly what I'm in the mood for!

I'm heading to Ottawa at the end of the week. Hopefully I have this pair of socks done to add to my pile for the Warm Hands Network. Now let's see if I can keep up with my knitting AND blogging.

9 comments:

diannamcheck said...

That's beyond awesome!!!!!!!!

Stefanie Ng said...

Great pairing for this sock. I love the happy outcome so far.

Lucy Bowen said...

It is lovely to have you back! And more beautiful socks, the colour is fabulous. Have a great time in Ottawa.

Dee said...

Someone with chilly feet will be VERY glad to get those socks! The colors are very pretty. That was nice to get all those scrappy bits.

Marsha said...

What a marvelous way to use donated yarn, but to make something to be donated. Scrappy yarn socks are so fun and yours are truly bright and cheerful. Someone is going to be a very lucky person.

Becki said...

Those are beautiful yarns for your sock. How wonderful, all the free yarn your recently amassed. :) What fun it will be to work through it!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

One of the best things about knitting - matching up yarns!

Breathing Life said...

What fun all that free sock yarn. Heaven, I'd say.

Elka said...

Knitters are such an amazingly generous bunch aren't we :-) Your socks are turning out beautifully