Socktober. Of a sort.

I finished two pairs of socks last week, let’s pretend that they were my Socktober!

The truth: these socks were both started months ago in the beginning of the pandemic and then they sat in my WIP bag and waited very patiently for me for the whole summer. The purple socks were my Traveling Socks for a few months, but since I’m only commuting into the office once a week, and I’m not really going very many other places… (Baseball season is over so I can’t even knit them at my nephews’ games) I was not making very much progress on them. The striped socks had been sitting by my desk for those moments when your hands need something to do while you’re on hold on a call… and I wasn’t making much progress on those either. So I sat them both down and decided to just get them done. They’re both plain stockinette socks so it was easy to pick them right up and just go.

It turns out when you’re actually making an effort, you get finished socks. Who knew?

I have enough striped yarn left to manage a pair of ankle socks and I’ve cast on another fingering pair as well. I’ve got holiday knitting to start but for this upcoming week I think simple and comforting is the way to go.

Sock 1
Pattern: Stockinette, top down. (Cast on 72 stitches for leg with 2×2 rib to start, decreasing twice to get to 64 at the ankle).
Yarn: Bumblebee Acres Fiber Farm Bubble Sock (80% Superwash Merino Wool/ 20% Silk Fingering Weight) in Mrs. Weasley’s Knits, purchased at Rhinebeck 2019.
Needles: US 1 DPNs (2.5 mm)

Sock 2
Pattern: Stockinette, top down. (Cast on 48 stitches with 2×2 rib to start.)
Yarn:  Novita 7 Brothers Raita (75% Wool/25% Polyamide aran weight in Spice, purchased from WEBS.
Needles: US 3 DPNs (3.25 mm)