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working through the stash : lace and cable socks

cable & lace
I bought this yarn at the same time I bought the yarn in yesterday’s post. In my ongoing effort to knit through much of my stash, I decided on these lace and cable socks from Socks from the Toe Up. I adore knitting socks from the toe up, especially two at a time…I feel like I have more control over how much yarn I’m using!

These socks have some nice geometric lace going up the front of the socks and a lovely tiny cable up each side.

cable & lace
cable & lace

The yarn is Done Roving Frolicking Feet and it looked much less variegated in the skein, but I love how it turned out! Mostly dark, dark blue with bits of dark red, green, even pale yellow.

See the details of mine on Ravelry.


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working through the queue : hedera socks

Hedera

I’d had these queued for ages, y’all. Ages. They’re Hedera, from 2006. I’ve had the intended yarn for nearly as long, 2010, maybe? My goal this year is to work through both my queue and my stash, buying as few new patterns and as little yarn as possible.

(Did I recently buy patterns for a shawl and sweaters for the kids? Yep. Did I just buy new yarn to make a sweater? Indeed. Did I just buy new sock yarn for my birthday? Absolutely. Hush now.)

The pattern is a fun, easy to memorize lace and the yarn is Dye Dreams Twinkle Toes, which is sadly discontinued. It’s a 50/50 merino/tencel blend, shiny and soft. It looks fabulous with this pattern and really shows the stitch definition. I would totally buy more if I could!

My only complaint about the socks is that the heel flap is rather obscenely tall. I think if I were to knit them again, I might shorten it by as much as half.

Hedera

See the details of mine on Ravelry.


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stash diving, again, or: I never learn

Ina cap
All the hats I’ve knit for myself are years old and becoming worn out and droopy. I finally decided to knit this Ina Cap, the pattern for which I’ve had for years. Years, people. On paper. I’ve actually had it so long that I’d completely forgotten where I put it (I hate buying individual patterns on paper, but it was an impulse buy) and had to email them to see if I could get another copy. (They sent me one. So nice!)

Of course, some months after that, after I’d finished the hat even, I found my paper copy. Stored in my yarn storage ottoman, with a bunch of yarn.

In other words, a perfectly logical place.

*ahem*

Anyway! The pattern is for a hat & mitts set and I’d already knit the mitts back in 2010. My intention was to use up the rest of the yarn from those mitts and…I think we can see where this is going:
Ina cap

Yes, I ran out. Because of course I did! So now I have a blueberry-themed hat, thanks to a lovely friend who sent me a skein of matching yarn in a different color. (The yarn is Quince & Co. Chickadee in River and, unexpectedly, Snap Pea.)

See the details of mine on Ravelry.

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