Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Starting the Patchwork Socks

I look in on Susan B. Anderson's blog from time to time and on a recent visit I learned about a sockalong (now closed) that she was hosting on Ravelry.  The knitters are knitting her Patchwork socks.  The plan is to make a pair of socks using yarns from your stash, changing colors every ten rounds. 

Tonight I went stash diving and came up with these yarns:

I admit to having too much sock yarn and I did try to pick colors and patterns that more or less go together without being too matchy-match.  I may need more yarns to make all the stripes and, if so, I'll dig back into the bags of yarn.  

Many of the knitters are making their socks by randomly choosing yarns and not worrying about making the socks match each other.  I don't think I can bring myself to do that.  It's just not me, so I'll use two sets of double-pointed needles and work a stripe on one sock, then the same stripe on the second one.

I can't wait to get started to see what they are going to look like when they are finished.  The mystery is part of the fun.

I just know that this is only the first pair that I'll be making.

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