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Friday, September 18, 2015

On The Needles

Holy Cow, I have been a slacker. It's been since July that I have done an On the Needles post. I really did have good intentions but you know how that works out sometimes.  

After finishing the 2 pair of socks I had on the needles, I finally get to start 2 more pair. This pattern is call Fruit Strip Gum. Isn't it fun. Super easy and it will become my new to go project. I am not even concerned that the stripes don't match up. Because these are fun!

The next pair is called Groovy Socks. This is the original yarn I wanted to use for the Fruit Stripe Gum socks but the color runs are really short. This is the pair I keep by my chair. Again, it's an easy pattern to follow so I can kind of pay attention to what's on tv or what's happening around me. 

These Plain Janes were started in January on the way to the beach and were my to go project. I don't go much so these took a while to complete.

Glacier Lake Toe Up were finished also. These were started in March.......oiye! I am so slow. I did really good then had some trouble understanding the instructions until I sat down in total silence and read them out loud and talked my self through the gusset part. Then it was easy peasy! I'm not sure if I'll do another toe up pair or not. I'm kind of an old dog and like my tired and true, 2 socks on 2 circulars. I know I need 60 stitches on my size needles with the yarn I like to use. So I'll just stick with that for a while longer.

Check out what others have on their needles at Patchwork Times.


straythreads said...

Well done on the socks great stripes!! have a great weekend

Sharon said...

There is too much to do outside to have a lot of knitting time. So I'm with you - haven't been knitting for awhile, so no post.

sklinn62 said...

Love all your socks! I will have to try Fruit Stripe Gum pattern one day.

Dar said...

All your socks look so pretty both in colors and pattern. I'm kind of like you about "old dogs" with my top down. I will try a toe up one day though. And a magic loop too! I'd say you've done a lot of knitting even though you haven't posted since July.

Judy S. said...

Nice socks! You are not a slacker, you've been hard at work quilting!