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Socks. No, really!

by Nanc filed under knitting on June 9, 2005 01:53 PM

It may be an omen of things to come or simply an auspicious sign of my knitting future, but after this post I started not one, but TWO socks! What was that? Did some start chanting "the sky is falling, the sky is falling?"

The day after that post where I proclaimed to all of the interweb that I seem incapable of starting and knitting socks, I started my Citrus Sox. What? Haven't you heard this term before, or anything about the Citrus Socks-Along? Well, that might be because some of us with these blog things just haven't been talkin' it up (or working on said socks as planned). A-hem.

The plan was that in order to gear up for super sunshine bright happiness that is summer, we (a happy group of knitters here in the big D) were starting a Citrus Socks knit-along. Simply put: knit a pair of summery socks in fruity colors. If you could see the color in a pitcher of icy Kool-Aid or in a bowl of cool fruit salad, it was an okay color.

The dates for this KAL took a wild ride along the calendar. I believe it settled somewhere around May 1, but I could be wrong. Especially since I didn't start until, um... last week. A few of the girls started their socks on time, but I don't believe that anyone has completed them yet. Tsk, tsk.

Anywho, so my belated but still summery Citrus socks yarn is Regia cotton Surf Colors in melon-y colors (#5413 Nixie). Mmmm, refreshing. I'm using a sock pattern from the Knit Socks! book (I'll post the actual pattern name when I post about the socks - with pix - next). I'm working on 5 size US #2 dpns.

Oh - and those second socks? Well... (cough, cough) I started them last night when I picked up my citrus socks and couldn't remember where I was in the pattern. See my eyes were tired and dry and didn't want to work too much, so instead of squinting and figuring it all out (which I still need to do, thank you v. much) I simply started a pair of socks for Bonez.

Now these are socks that I have started before when I was trying to learn the magic loop method (one gigantar circular needle). But I left them alone too long and had to ripppp! Now I've started it again on 5 size US #1 dpns. Ooh, so tiny! Again, I'm following a pattern from Knit Socks!, and I'm almost positive that the yarn is Regia of some sort (variegated grays).

There will be more knitting with the gals tonight, so hopefully I can get a little help with my citrus sock. Otherwise there may be a stand down. And let me tell you, I have the sock yarn to pass quite a bit of time. Think on that, my melon-y friend.

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Posted by: Secret Pal on June 9, 2005 03:18 PM

woot! That means that I can shower you with sock yarn without seeming to be rubbing it in your lovely face ;)

The truth is, I was sending Sock-knitting vibes your way. So you have me to thank *coughblamecough*

Humble too.
Your SP

Posted by: Petra on June 9, 2005 10:11 PM

Hee! Your SP is funny like you!
YEAH, Citrus Socks! I started mine twice. Ripped them out again! I am either going to have to change my sock yarn or the pattern or maybe I just need YOU to start them for me! YEAH, I like that idea.

Posted by: chris on June 10, 2005 08:05 AM

I think you're right, May 1 was the start date . . . I finished my first Citrusock the other day, so I'm averaging one month per sock!

Posted by: Aubyn on June 10, 2005 12:45 PM

i am turning the heel on my first one. your citrus socks are lovely and the pattern is very cool-ergo pockets

Posted by: Pamelalala on June 12, 2005 10:41 AM

I've turned the heel on both of mine but that's as far as I got. My mom is coming back in town tonight and I'm hoping to whip them out while she is here (ha, ha laughing all around)so hopefully she can take them home with her. (no choking on your guffaws please)

Posted by: mk on June 12, 2005 12:27 PM

Go Socks!

I found several balls of sock yarn in my stash (aka my personal yarn store). I guess I'd better start knitting. Actually, I have a pair going for my son....Mr. Size-11-Shoe-Size.

Just keep knitting...just keep knitting...

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