I’ve got two finished pairs of socks to share this week: one for Andy and one for me.

Project: Andy’s ribbed socks ::: Pattern: none (made it up as I went) ::: Yarn: Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock Yarn in Northern Lights

After Andy dropped some hints that he wanted another pair of hand knit socks, I resigned myself to the fact that I could part with my Misti Alpaca sock yarn, even though it is luscious and made with alpaca, because it was the most masculine sock yarn I had in my stash. I know what you are thinking, “What?! You didn’t use this as an excuse to go buy more sock yarn?! You have betrayed the sisterhood.” I have. But shopping for sock yarn for myself (in colors I’ll like/wear) is more fun than picking out brown/gray/black yarn for a stinky boy. That’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it.

I winged the pattern, working toe up and just using a 3×1 ribbing so the sock wasn’t entirely stockinette stitch (boo! boring!). He likes them. Or at least he’s a good enough husband to tell me he likes them. It’s a little warm for him to wear wooly socks, so the real test will come when the weather gets cooler again. Either way, I think they came out nice and I still love the yarn – it’s one of my favorites to work with.

Project: Party casual socks ::: Pattern: Business casual socks ::: Yarn: Turtlepurle Moonbeam in Saphire
For me, my business casual socks are finished. I LOVE THEM! They are so sparkly and blue and sparkly and comfy and blue! With the worked in sparkle and deep shade of midnight blue, they look like a night sky of twinkling stars… on my feet. I definitely need some more sparkly yarn. Now. 
The pattern was really fun to work. It isn’t suited for doing two-at-a-time socks because of the way the cables cross at the end of the pattern repeat (which requires stitches to move across needles). So I ended up working the leg of each sock separately and then joining back onto one circular needle to work the heel and foot so I could still finish them at the same time. I will definitely work this pattern again as the finished project is just wonderful.

10 Comments on Insert sock pun here

  1. Both pairs of socks are great! I really like that Business Casual pattern, but am reminding myself I have vowed to stick with plain vanilla socks for awhile.

  2. there is nothing better than hand knit socks and you’ve done it twice 🙂 Lovely socks and you know you’ll have to keep knitting more!!

  3. Both look fantastic! I like that you went this route instead of finding some grey yarn to work with.
    I quite like the muted shades for socks, but sock-yarn shopping is to be an adventure! Don’t spoil the wonder!

    • I always find myself drawn to vivid colors for socks, even though they are hiding in shoes/under pant legs. There’s just something fun about knowing I’m rocking a sweet pair of bright handmade socks. 😉

  4. I like the ribbed socks. They look nice and squishy. Of course, sparkly socks are super awesome too.

    I must be lucky because I have a guy who will wear multicolors and bright colors as long as I don’t make him anything neon or pastel pink.

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