Thursday, 5 April 2018

Once Upon a Sock - April

These are my March socks.  I know I should have caught up with the seasons and cast on the April socks, but I don't currently have any spare needles.  (Unless you count the wooden ones, which I don't - because I can't take them in my work bag, for fear of breakage).  My plan of knitting lots whilst not working in January, may have worked for a bit - but I am now officially behind on my box o' socks for 2018. 

Yarn - Opal, My Sock Design
To keep with the rainbow stripes pattern, I'm going to do a short row heel (not sure if I want to do another Fishlips Kiss Heel, try a Yo Yo heel or something else.  I'll let you know after the weekend.  From the previous short row heel I've done, I found it quite tight to put on.  I've put the ribs in to try and make it easier to put on.

I've also got at least one pair of socks from last year which need finishing, and three pairs which need the ends weaving in.  

So, if I state it loud and clear here - then it has to happen, right?  Between now and the end of the weekend, I'm going to turn the heel on these, turn the heel on my outstanding Hermione's and weave in the ends of my socks from last year.  I should probably weave in the ends from my January socks too, or else I'm going to be in this same pickle in twelve months' time. 

I've also got a couple of ideas for sock designs; I'm just not sure if I'm brave enough to start swatching... 

Joining in with: 

The most exciting thing about this post is the massive numbers of people who have joined in the Once Upon a Sock crew.  Having previously been called 'a bit weird' for noticing the socks that people were wearing (I don't know why I talked to him again, either) - it's so nice to have found my tribe.  Happy Sock-ing, ladies! 


  1. Good luck with your plans! I'm glad I found this group...

  2. Oh, those are lovely and cheery! I do love a rainbow sock - I'll have to keep an eye out for that Opal yarn!

    1. There are two rainbow coloured colourways in that range. The one in the picture is Over the Rainbow. (The other one is Firebird)

  3. Love those colours! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the heels.
    - Kat at felinity knits

  4. Oops! You forgot me :)

    I love your socks...the colors are so vibrant and look like they would be a ton of fun to wear. I find that I have to do a heel flap for my socks to fit over my heel comfortably. You might try looking for a pattern like that. I love a good German Short Row Heel or the modified Eye of Partridge that is showcased in the Hermione's Everyday Socks.

    1. I don't know how I did that, I'm sorry. I've now updated.

  5. OMG, I love love love rainbow socks!! I plan to join y'all next month--heaven knows I have waaaay too many socks sitting around unfinished!

  6. So colorful. Socks is still something I've not made. Since spring really hasn't sprung, think we're all spending more time indoors with our needles.
    Sandy's Space

  7. Yup, if you say it out loud, it must happen!

    Love the rainbow stripes. I think the YoYo heel is a variation of German Short Rows. If you find it too shallow you could do some increases before the heel turn or work the heel over more than half the stitches. When I do FLK I increase 6 sts across the sole before starting the heel.


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