I can’t get enough socks!

Recently finished socks

Seriously. I love me some sock knitting. I also love me some sock wearin’ but I can’t finish a pair reliably.

I’ve been knitting them so fast that I can’t even photograph them in progress! It’s crazy I say! First up, I’m knit this long and ugly Koigue sock (furthest to the left). Since I hadn’t knit with Koigu before, I knit the sock toe up to use as much yarn as possible. Since I hadn’t worn Koigu before, I used KP essential for the toes, heel and cuff. The stitch pattern is based on the Campfire socks from the talented Cider Moon. The socks come up VERY high and since I didn’t do any calf shaping, they’re pretty tight on top. I’m calling them slouchy 80’s socks. Live and learn right?
Monkey Sock from Knitty

This the Monkey Pattern from Knitty. I love this knit. It’s fast (hence, no photos in progress) and it really does a great job with variegated yarns. The yarn is Claudia Handpaints as gifted to me by Tori for Secret Pal 9!

Trekking sock number one

I’ve also knit a plain jane stockinette sock in some Trekking that I picked up a few months back. Quick and painless. Not much else to say here except that the leg is pretty long and I really, really hope that there’s enough yarn left in the skein to knit the other sock.

And, rather than knit a mate for any of these three socks, or the ugly gray sock which doesn’t fit anyone, or Sarah, I’ve started a new sock. Check it out:
I'm so addicted to stranded knitting!

This is the Norwegian Stockings pattern from Nancy Bush’s Folk Socks. I’m so in love with this pattern. Like the last pair of fair isle socks I knit, I keep wanting to knit a little bit further to see how the pattern works itself out. I’m so addicted to stranded knitting. In fact, I took the photo of this sock maybe two ours ago, and I’ve already done a whole ‘nother repeat of the gray and blue pattern. Love this sock! (the yarn is KP Telemark – GREAT for this pattern, by the way!)

14 Responses to “I can’t get enough socks!”


  1. 1 elizabeth February 2, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    wow! how do you knit them so fast?!

  2. 2 Monika February 2, 2007 at 8:10 pm

    One sock is lovelier than the next one! I’m with you here. Have three single socks, waiting for a mate! ;o)

  3. 3 Nora February 3, 2007 at 4:27 am

    Ha! There you go again Nicole – singles city!! And they’re all gorgeous – I couldn’t pick a favourite if I tried.

  4. 4 tori February 3, 2007 at 11:34 am

    I am laughing because when I bought you that yarn, I also bought some for myself, and I was planning to use the same exact pattern for it! It’s nice to see a preview of how it will turn out!

    Your socks look amazing! Right now I am stuck on my husband’s surprise Chicago Bears socks. He was out of town and I made some progress, but I’m not even done with the first sock and I had hoped to give them to him tomorrow!

  5. 5 Kendra February 4, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    I believe I have that exact same Trekking sock yarn; it’s nice to see how it will knit up. And I’m very impressed with your Fair Isle sock…I’m not very good yet at stranded knitting.

  6. 6 MarlyKnits February 5, 2007 at 12:28 am

    I just love the socks! You knit fast huh? Can I ask if you use DPN’s, Two Circs or the Magic Loop method?

    Yesterday, I went to a creative festival and took a class by Philosophers Wool on FairIsle! I can see how it could be VERY addictive. Now, I can’t wait to start my first!

    Marly
    http://www.knitthing.blogspot.com

  7. 7 Karen February 5, 2007 at 10:36 am

    Wow, you knit socks fast! I think they all look great. I am going to try the Monkey Sock pattern soon. It’s so pretty!

  8. 8 myartfullife February 6, 2007 at 8:13 am

    The Koigu ‘Campfire’ sock is very fetching, and the construction is beyond my sock knowledge, but it is the Norwegian sock that inspired me to post a comment. I can totally understand your being in love with this one! WOW! Gorgeous! Hope the love sustains to the knitting of a mate and you can wear them!!! So beautiful. Inspiring — thank you.

  9. 9 jird February 12, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    Fabulous socks! The Norwegian Stockings pattern is especially lovely. And you do knit fast, goodness!

  10. 10 Betsy March 21, 2007 at 10:02 am

    Hey There! I found your blog from flickr and I really enjoy looking at all your projects. I’m about to finish my first pair of socks. I have a picture on my flickr page (but I can’t give you a direct link to it right now because flickr is blocked at my work, dangit. my username is ‘maguidhir’ though, so if you want to look it up, you can, I won’t stop you).

    I love this sock your knitting here! I may have to use this pattern for my next pair🙂

    Thanks for blogging!


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