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Lost in a sea of yarn and needles. Lusting after handmade socks and all things lacy


Dobby's Sock

Well not really, but it is what my daughter calls it. I had started a sock, didn't care for how it was turning out. I was prepared frog it. But then I thought, WAIT instead of doing flat swatches or a faux round swatch. I already part of a sock done and could practice stitch patterns or gauge swatches. This one has gotten a bit out of hand. I have another one that is a more reasonable in length. You can see the cuff and the bit below is actually the stitch pattern I use for my Sockapalooza partner's sock. There is a bit of leaf pattern in white. And some tries at working a lace pattern upside down. It didn't work. That turquoise yarn in the middle is the most beautiful color yarn. Fearless Fibers, Robin's Egg Blue. It makes me smile every time I look at it.
The thing is, if you start a sock and then hate it, don't frog. You can put the stitches on a life line or a spare needle. Next time you need to swatch or want to try a pattern you are good to go.


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Blogger smariek Says:

What a clever idea! Of course you could still turn it into a one-of-a-kind knee high sock...

Blogger Mary Says:

A cool idea! And then, at some point, you can bind off and make it a scarf for someone. Or increase and make it a stocking cap.

I love that turquoise, too.

Blogger junior_goddess Says:

How funny! I really like the stocking cap idea. Or load it with soap, and call it a back scrubber!


Blogger Ghislaine Says:

I think that is absolutely brilliant!

Anonymous the Procrastinatrix Says:

That is brilliant! I'm so doing that! Thanks for the cool tip. :)

Anonymous Put a Sock in it Says:

I have one of these, but nowhere near as big as yours. :) Mine has a heel in the middle, so toddles off at a right angle!


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