Sunday, September 30, 2018

Year of Projects 8: Week 14

Last week I finished my Test Knit Socks, and now the pattern has been published... introducing Crossbuck Socks!

This week I finished my Autumn themed Monster Socks for the Instagram KAL #monstersockkal2018. When I started with these socks I wasn't really sure about the colours individually or in combination, but adding bright contrasting stripes has done the trick so I'm happy with them now that they're done. There's something so satisfying about using up scraps. Most of the yarns used came from scraps that were 50 grams or less. And at least three of the yarns were entirely used up with these socks. I love that!

As I mentioned last week, I was inspired by @danaraeknits' Christmas themed Monster Socks in greens and reds so I've dug through my scraps and pulled out some likely looking yarns. If you are thinking Wow, that's a lot of yarn... way more than needed for one pair of scrappy socks, you are entirely right. By weight there's enough there for about a half dozen socks, but I'm not much of one for repeating the same pattern so let's just plan on one pair for now. For these socks I'm going to use the pattern Stash Buster Spiral Socks. My plan is to cast on today and hopefully get through the cuff and into the leg patterning. 
The KAL continues until October 31st.  Just pick your scraps or minis and post with the hashtag #monstersockkal2018. That's all there is to it!

My Nain remain ignored for now. Tomorrow morning I'll be selecting and opening another bag for my 2018 Paper Bag Project. That and the Christmas Monster socks will share priority for the next couple of weeks. Poor Nain!

2018 Paper Bag Project - September, October, November and December

      Twisted Flower Socks - using Hikoo CoBaSi yarn in Egyptian Blue
      Feny Socks - using Lang Jawoll Superwash in turquoise and chocolate
      Diamondback Socks - using Songbird Fibers Sock in Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Full Skeins from stash

      Somewhere Socks - using Mountain Colour mini set
      Pairfect Socks - using Regia Pairfect
      Mood - using unknown variegated blue yarn
      Kazak - using unknown tonal purple yarn
      Harris Tweed Socks - using Wollemeise self-striping green/gold/red yarn

    Large (more than 50 grams) and Small (less than 50 grams) scraps from stash

          Salor - in various tan, orange and brown small scraps
          Vanilla Bean Striped Socks - in various colourful small scraps
          Squircle Socks  -  in various colourful scraps plus something neutral from large scraps
          Escape Reality Socks - in various colourful scraps plus something neutral from large scraps
          Bill Huggins - in various scraps
          Mosaic Marbles socks - using Langwoll Magic Dégradé scraps with black (or white)
          Checkbox Socks - using large scraps
          Stash Buster Spiral Socks - using various scraps in green?
          Hearty Stripey Socks - using various scraps
          Double Heelix Socks - using leftovers from Feny Socks
          Nain - using large scraps of Stretch Bamboo in light blue
          Jelly Rolls - using all the leftover Stretch Bamboo in various colours


    Wanderingcatstudio said...

    Your monster socks look fabulous! Well done!

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

    I love the test knit socks, they are so different and I love the look. YOur Monster socks are darling and I can see a Christmas version..great idea. The spiral socks are really cute but will you 'carry' the yarn? Otherwise there will be a zillion ends right? LOve your speed and organization with socks. Have fun at the party!

    Becki said...

    Your Crossbuck Socks look great, Lynne. And the Stashbuster Spiral socks look very cool. Have fun deciding what yarns you'll use! :)

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

    They came out so great, for some reason I think of Star Wars whenever I see them! I just purchased a sock collections Socks of Wonka..4 patterns released throughout October...get them for $5 during October using the code WONKA

    Breathing Life said...

    I love making stash busting monster socks. So satisfying and unique. Well done.

    Leftycrafter said...

    The monster socks came out great. Love the color play in them.

    You have some gorgeous 'scraps' for lovely socks. Or you could do a memory blanket out of them too.

    JustMagicMaria said...

    Love the monster socks! Great fall colors.

    Stefanie said...

    Your socks are a thumbs up. They remind me of lions and fresh kills.

    Domics Pinnwand said...

    Oh, I love the yellow stripey monster goodness! And thanks for mentioning the KAL, I might join in there!