FO Friday: Scrap Yarn Sock Advent

FO Friday: Scrap Yarn Sock Advent

Surprisingly comfy!
Surprisingly comfy!

 

Pattern: Scrap Yarn Sock Advent 2014 aka Joulukalenteri 2014 by Where We Once Knitted (Neulisti and Vyyhti) [My Ravelry Project Page]

Yarn/needles:

Various scraps of sock-weight yarn too numerous to mention!

The ends! The ends! So. many. ends.
The ends! The ends! So. many. ends.

Weight of finished socks is 88 g so I estimate an approximate total yardage of 350 – 370 m (based off an average of 400 – 420 m per 100 g of sock yarn)

2.25 mm needles for stocking stitch sections, 2.5 mm for stranded colourwork sections.

Strike a pose!
Strike a pose!

Dates: 1st Jan 2015 – 19th Feb 2015

Techniques (those new to me are marked with an *):

  • Knitting in the round
  • Bosnian Toe*
  • Crystal afterthought heel*
  • Stranded knitting in the round
  • Intarsia in the round
  • Mosaic knitting in the round
  • An (unsuccessful) attempt at jogless stripes
  • Twisted rib in the round
  • Duplicate stitch*
  • Russian cast off
Sock A (see list below for details of each section)
Sock A (see list below for details of each section)

Not all of these relate to me directly (some are inspired by family).

  1. Favourite album: Jagged Little Pill [Sock A]
  2. Yarn stash size: 20-50 kg (guess) [Sock B]
  3. Image search of your name: Pink [Sock B]
  4. Closest piece of art: Painting of two sheep in a field [Sock A]
  5. Colour from first letter of mother’s maiden name: B = brown [Sock A]
  6. Country of your birth: England [Sock B]
  7. Internet test thingy: Red [Sock B]
  8. Family: We are all family (and I’m a damn hippie!). My favourite colours of purple and orange [Sock A]
  9. Earliest memory: Lego box covered in black/white checked paper [Sock A]
  10. Favourite carol: “The Holly and The Ivy” [Sock B]
  11. Favourite tree: Silver birch – chart inspired by/adapted from Dogwood socks pattern [Sock A]
  12. Favourite walk: Farmer’s field [Sock A]
  13. Reverse acronym generator: Red [Sock A]
  14. Other hobby: Spinning wheel (chart adapted from Fileuse pattern) [Sock B]
  15. Favourite cartoon: X-Men colours (cartoon/comic version) [Sock B]
  16. RGB birth-date: Dark blue [Sock A]
  17. Chinese zodiac: monkey [Sock A]
  18. Wikipedia random article search: result was Hornick, Cornwall, so did Cornish flag [Sock B]
  19. Favourite flower: Red roses  – chart from Rose Mitts [Sock B]
  20. Favourite socks are purple, so yellow [Sock A]
  21. Favourite cartoon character: Leela from Futurama (purple for her hair) [Sock A]
  22. Sports team colours: Yellow and blue [Sock B]
  23. Favourite constellation: Orion [Sock B]
  24. Colour from comment section: Forest Green [Sock A]
Sock B (see list above for details of each section)
Sock B (see list above for details of each section)
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WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday

You will note the absence of the Exploration Station Shawl – stay tuned for it’s appearance in an FO Friday post soon!

I’m just finishing off the second heel of the Scrap Yarn Sock Advent erm… socks.

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And then to weave in ALL THE ENDS!

Still plodding on with the Duotone Cowl:

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Still not at halfway yet.

No more rows on the Secret Garden mittens, so no photo!

And that’s it!

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WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday

Hmm…. Didn’t mean to disappear for a week. Sorry about that! Thanks to some Marvelous Modern Medicine I’m feeling a great deal better, and I’ve actually been knitting!

The world’s ugliest socks continue
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I’ve started a new project because I didn’t have any subtitle-suitable knitting
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Duotone Cowl made in laceweight, for the record.
And I’m also working on Something Secret
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And that’s all I can show of that!

Also, there’s this to look forward to!
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Fun!

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Work in progress Wednesday

Work in progress Wednesday

The “skinned Ewok” hood went backwards before it came forwards, and this is where I’m up to now:

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And here’s progress on the Advent Socks:
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Less work than I’d have liked, overall, because I’m the kind of not well that does lend itself to knitting. Almost symptom free after coughing half a lung up over the weekend, but just feel very… not well!
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