Friday, July 04, 2014

avocado socks

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

Today's finish is a pair of hand knit socks! The color is so pretty....reminds me of a perfectly ripe avocado.
Three things about knitting socks:
1. They take a long time.
2. They give me ample opportunity to learn to look past and live with minor imperfections.
3. They are still TOTALLY worth it! (Nothing beats the feel of hand knit socks on cold toes.)
 
I believe this is my 8th pair of hand knit socks to date. I have an ongoing goal to keep up my sock knitting skills...because if you don't use it, you lose it. My last pair was finished in 2012, but my feelings on the subject still remain the same. Also, the portability factor can't be beat.
 
Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. To those of you in the States, Happy Independence Day! Hope you have a safe and fun holiday weekend!

32 comments:

Jade Prosser said...

I love these!! And the green is so great. (And I'm really crushing on the quilt in the background - it isn't easy to take cute sock pic.)

They do take a long time, don't they? Don't ask me how many pair I have that are WIPs. I'm not telling. :)

Pieces of Cotton said...

I enjoy knitting, but could never get the hang of knitting with 4 double pointed needles - is that how you turn your heel, with double pointed needles? I tried repeatedly, but would have huge holes in my knitting where I just couldn't seem to wrap the yarn tight enough.

Yours look great though, and it does seem like a great, portable project to always have on hand. I bet the socks last forever, and I'm just betting after all that effort, you never lose one either!

Frances said...

Great colour - like you say - good enough to eat!

Paige said...

Fantastic socks! The color is almost exactly the same as the shawl I"m currently knitting!

PersimonDreams said...

LOVE your socks!

Beth Shibley said...

Lovely.

Kristyn @ Melon Patch Quilts said...

Wonderful socks! They do take a while for me as well. I started a pair in November and just finished the first sock last week-LOL

Needle&Foot said...

Great color! My sister knitted some socks for me a while ago. I almost hate to wear them. I know they took forever and I don't want to wear them out! :-) Silly, I know.

ipatchandquilt said...

Lovely green socks!!!
Esther

SewCraftyJenn said...

What a fun color for socks! I'm not usually a green person but this is a great green!

Paqui Azores Patchwork said...

Muy bonitos calcetines y ademas muy calentitos!!
Besos guapa.

tink's mom said...

Great socks. I too love the portability of them. They tend to be my vacation go to project.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

They look great and such a beautiful colour!

Schulz Family said...

What an awesome colour. Yes knitting is so much more portable than quilting.

Frankie Carson said...

I love these! I wish I could knit socks!!! I get second baby bootie syndrome let alone second sock syndrome!!!!
Frankie
http://www.knitwits-owls.blogspot.co.uk/

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

LOVE the socks! I wish I didn't look like I was fighting with my knitting needles when I make the occasional attempt to work with any k.needle smaller than a sz 13...lol. One day....some day.... *wink*

Mary Marcotte said...

Pretty color and they look perfect.

Angela Atkins said...

Love the color. Could NOT wear them here though right now, except maybe at work where they crank up the a/c!

Dora, the Quilter said...

I love handknit socks too. While I appreciate the portability while I'm making them, I really love the fact that there's enough lanolin in the wool to keep my heels from drying out.
I really like your bright green finish!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Socks do take a long time, don't they! I thought I could knit them quickly and bought a mountain of sock yarn, but I soon learned how wrong I was.

Carie said...

Oh that's a gorgeous green - definitely lush and verdant and perfect for reminding you of the spring when you get long winters!

Clair said...

I like your socks! Maybe I should learn to knit so I have a portable hobby besides reading.

Lynne Fishburn said...

I totally agree about the benefits of sock knitting. I always have a pair in the works. It doesn't matter to me how long it takes to finish them as I work on them as the mood moves me. I take them with me when I have to drive my neighbor to her doctor appointments. I listen to an audible book on my phone and knit while I wait for to be finished.

bloominworkshop said...

I love our avocado socks! Sock knitting & wearing will never grow old for me. :)

Suzanne said...

Way to go, AJ! Who can resist avocado paired with hand knit socks?

I don't know if pieces of cotton will return to view the comments but there are so many ways to knit socks other than on DPNs. I love to use the 9 inch small circulars. I just finished a pair using 2 circular needles and I have done magic loop. The key is to try the other options several times. Sometimes new methods take more time to get accustomed to. The key is to practice, practice, practice.

Susie said...

They are fabulous. Wish I could do that. One day - on my you tube learning list!

Susie said...

They are fabulous. Wish I could do that. One day - on my you tube learning list!

Linda said...

I too love hand knit socks. I seem to always have a pair on the sticks. :) Lovely!

madfabriholic said...

Socks are my go-to knit, to the point that my sock drawer (I have one just for socks, really) is bursting at the seams. Your green pair is lovely!

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

I. LOVE. THESE!!! I've tried to knit socks but failed :) This green is perfect!

Lynn Springer said...

You rock girlfriend!!! LOVE your green kicks!!!
Knit on!!!

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