FO – Yummy stripes socks

I thought I’d kick off my blogging a bit with an FO post, with it being Friday and all :) I’m quite proud of myself (if I may say so) because I’ve finished a pair of socks in just a month. It feels amazing to have knit them up so fast! I did them in 20 days, actually.

These are vanilla socks out of Stray Cat Socks¬†self-striping yarn (colorway Aotearoa). The yarn is soft without feeling like it may wear out at once and the colors are great. It’s a bit on the light side for me, I’m a loose knitter and even on 2.0 mm needles (US size 0 I believe) my gauge isn’t that tight. But I still love them!

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As you can see, they are not perfect twins. If I can, I love to switch things around to avoid Second Sock Syndrome as much as possible. These are 68 stitch socks knit from the toe up, and the heels and toes are from Sock Architecture by Lara Neel. The left one has a short wedge toe and my first afterthought heel (Thumb Joint Hat Top heel, I definitely recommend it) and the right one has a medium wedge toe and a Half-Handkerchief heel. That one is gusseted and fits a tiny bit better but still stretch over my foot, so I might just bite the bullet and knit bigger socks. That way I can make the more fun (and prettier) afterthought heels instead :)

Close up of the fun afterthought heel:

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I have two more sock WIPs that I need to finish, but one is a very patterned sock which needs lots of attention (Pointelle) and the other is a sock for my BF in a less fun yarn (nice feel, boring color). I have a feeling they might not get finished in the next month or two…