Marathon Sock Knitting

As the weather turns cooler, I am always eager to take inventory of the socks that I have in progress and finish a pair or two for the winter.  I always knit socks when I travel and this year, I made several plane trips so there’s plenty to choose from.

I have three pairs of socks in progress.  Last weekend I finished one sock of each of the first two pairs and completed the heel on sock one of the third pair

You’ll notice that I only use one sock pattern.  I find that this pattern fits me well and I prefer to use yarns that are special and colorful instead of knitting patterns when I knit socks.  This also makes them the perfect To-Go project, as I can just knit and purl around and around without much thought.  Perfect for waiting in the airport or sitting on a plane.

Here’s the first sock.  This yarn is a special souvenir from my May trip to Dubuque, Iowa. 


The next sock, I refer to as my pumpkin socks.  Not sure what mood I was in when I bought this yarn.  It’s very bright orange with yellow and a bright green.  These socks will definitely need to be worn under boots or around the house on a cold Sunday afternoon.  They do make me smile.

And the third sock is a terrific turquoise combo.  This yarn is from the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.  I can’t seem to leave there without sock yarn among my purchases.

I did something a little different this year.  I took apart two other pairs of socks that were on the needles.  I think three pairs is enough to add to my sock wardrobe this year.  All the unfinished projects are starting to bother me.  I’m hoping that this year is the year I finish or frog all my projects.  Then next year, I’ll be ready to start brand new projects.

But, I didn’t mention that next week is The New York Sheep and Wool Festival at Rhinebeck and I’m sure to bring home yarn.

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