Make Madness 2018 – Day 19 | Socks

No.  I did not knit a pair of socks today.

I FINISHED a pair of socks today.

One of my crafting ‘habits’ is that I love to start projects, make significant progress, but then either  become bored or distracted by the sparkly goodness of ‘new’ projects.  Invariably I end up with lots of UFO’s (Un Finished Objects) and very few FO’s (Finished Objects).  In the past year, I’ve been trying to be more of a finisher than a starter, so that’s why todays MakeMadness project is a pair of socks.  I finished the heels on Day 9 and finished the feet over the past 10 days. Today all I had to do was work the toes and cast off.

And with that I have a pair of FINISHED socks!!








These socks represented a bunch of firsts for me: first fish lips kiss heel; first pair knit with yarn I dyed myself; first pair knit with sock weight yarn; first pair knit from my own sock recipe; first pair knit two-at-a-time.

I’m on the hunt for the perfect sock recipe for my foot, so I used the instructions in the Fish Lips Kiss Heel pattern to make a template of my foot.  As an aside, to my dismay, I now have concrete proof that I have Hobbit feet. As I knit the foot of each sock, I was able to use the template to know when to stop knitting the foot and to start decreasing for the toes.  And it worked out perfectly.  The socks fit wonderfully.

Things I learned along the way:

  1. I love knitting socks two-at-a-time.
  2. The FLK heel or other short row heels fit my foot better than the traditional heel, flap and gusset heel.
  3. I need to make sure I separate my skein of yarn into two distinct cakes before I start.  I had a horrendous episode of yarn barf.
  4. I want all my socks to be hand knit.
  5. I need to cast on another pair right away!

Until tomorrow,







Hey Buddy- we don’t have to go searching for socks in the dryer anymore.  Mom’s making a bunch.

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