Fall, Knitter's Talk, Knitting, Socks, Winter, Wool, Yarn

Need More Christmas Socks

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I have known for a while my container for Fall and Christmas socks was getting pretty full and I had kind of been wanting to separate the two seasons.

While I was out and about the other day, while I was off, I had stopped at Fred Meyer. While I was there I had picked up a couple more storage containers for my socks. I was able to separate out the Christmas socks from the fall socks and the spring & summer Socks from the main tub of socks.

Once I had them sorted out, I realized how few pairs of Christmas socks I actually had, and that I would like to have more. So this year, my goal is to get more Christmas colored sock yarn to knit up more Christmas and sock yarn.

I have a fairly full container of fall and Halloween socks, so no more buying fall yarn for me until my fall socks wear out, lol.

I will definitely be watching my favorite indie dyers for their Christmas/ Holiday/ winter collections to come out, and order some yarn if I see anything I like.

Knitter's Talk, Knitting, Socks, Wool, Yarn

Wool Wash

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I took the time yesterday to wash the three pairs of socks I had finished.

I went into the cupboard where I keep the washes for my hand knit goods. I have multiple brands of delicate wash / wool wash, and only a few I actually seem to use, and in different situations. It also seems that each yarn store I have been to has their own preferred brand of yarn wash. One store had Soak, my favorite yarn store back in the day when it was open carried Eucalan, and at the studio I worked at we used The Laundress New York Wool and Cashmere Shampoo.

I also have Kookaburra Original and Outback Gold washes on hand.

My favorites / go to washes are the Wool and Cashmere Shampoo from The Lundress New York for new Knits and washing anything but socks as needed. I also love the original (not lavender scented) Kookaburra wash when I can get it for washing socks once I have worn them. The Outback Gold works well too, and it has been a little easier to come by lately.

I like the Wool and Cashmere Shampoo because it is formulated specifically for wool items (not just delicates), and I love the smell and consistency of it as well.

I like the Kookaburra and Outback Gold for socks I have worn as they both have Tea Tree Oil, which is claimed to have anti bacterial, anti fungal, anti microbial and antiviral properties. So I feel like it helps keep my socks from growing not so great stuff after being worn.

Now, after years of washing my knits and testing out different products, I finally have decided to stop trying different ones, just because I have washes that work good for me and what I make.

Knitter's Talk, Knitting, Socks

She Sells Seashells

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I had kind of hoped to finish up this pair of socks this past week, but that didn’t happen. So I finally finished them up this morning.

This is the She Sells Seashells (try saying that 10 times fast) sock set from Long Dog Yarn on the Bounce Sock yarn base.

If this sock set didn’t have the accent color, it would have been too pink for me. With the accent color, it is toned down, and the pink is more manageable.

It didn’t look as pink in the hank before it was wound up and knit up.

English is such a weird language even being a native speaker. I had to look up wound, to make sure I was using it correctly. When pronounced “wow-nd” it is the past tense of to wind, when pronounced “wu-nd” it it means an injury or point of puncture in the human body.

It was definitely nice to add to my spring and summer sock stash, because I don’t have that many specific spring & summer pairs of socks. I am trying to have a good base of seasonal socks besides just fall (because I love fall and I always go crazy there).

Knitter's Talk, Knitting, Socks, Summer, Wool, Yarn

Beach Bunny

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This morning, before heading to a Dr’s appointment, I finished up the second Beach Bunny sock, completing my pair.

I busted tail to get this pair of socks done since the last pair seemed to take forever. I literally went from about row 45 on the leg of the second sock, going into my weekend on Monday afternoon to finishing it up this morning.

This yarn is a Hedgehog Fibres sock yarn from Ireland than I picked up at For Yarns Sake in Beaverton, Oregon. It’s a lightweight yarn, good for summer hiking.

These socks were fun to knit up and see how the pattern work up. While they aren’t my favorite socks that I have, they are a great conversation pair because they are pretty.

One of the first pairs of socks I had made was with Hedgehog Fibres yarn, and they hadn’t turned out well, so I wanted to get Hedgehog Fibres sock yarn another go now that I am better at knitting socks and know what I am doing.