I finally got everything set up and photographed the socks that I’ve knit over the past year. The tally? 15 pairs! Some of them are from the end of 2014 since the last time I photographed handknits was September 2014, oops. Fifteen pairs of socks is no joke, but the majority of them are plain stockinette socks, so it’s really not a lot of substance when you get down to it, especially when you consider that I can knit a single plain sock in about four hours. I had an off year, what can I say? The majority of the knits from my past year in knitting were meant to keep my hands busy while I watched TV, fill time while waiting, and bust some of the more colorful sock yarn stash that isn’t suited for intricate cables and lace. In that way, it was a successful year indeed, and now I’m well stocked to continue working on a scrap yarn blanket for a few more squares. Here are the first two, and I’ll post a few more every week.
Nothing really fancy going on here. I used the same basic sock recipe I use for all my plain vanilla socks, and I happened to publish it on Ravelry and the blog here a few years ago when I ran a sock knitting workshop at a local cafe. It’s easy peasy and lets the crazy wild color of this yarn really shine. I just couldn’t bring myself to do anything but a plain stockinette sock for this colorway since it may be my favorite one of the whole Fluormania line.
This was a silly impulse purchase because the price was right at Tuesday Morning on a trip through one day. Green and blue self striping yarn at over 50% off? SOLD! It’s your basic sock yarn, nothing too fancy, not particularly soft, but it feels durable, so that works! I like how the colorway knit up and again, used the same simple basic sock pattern as before.