09 August 2019

And Here You Go, a Friday FO!

Friday is upon us, and after this week, it is even more than usually welcome.  Plus, today I have an FO to share with you - seems like it's been a while!

I finished a pair of socks for myself.  You may recall that I had completed a single sock of the Georgia Socks pattern, and decided to move on to something else.  I was still wanting to make a pair of shortie summer socks, and as I said when finishing the first sock, I don't mind scrappy socks, just not changing yarns really frequently.

So I made myself a pair of shortie socks the way *I* wanted to do it.

As you can see in the photo, the heel on one of them has two different yarns, but since they are for me, I don't mind.  It's also far enough down on the heel that you won't see it when the socks are worn in shoes.

Project:  Watermelon and Mojito Shortie Socks
Pattern:  Vanilla shortie sock pattern of my own
Yarn:  Watermelon Self-Striping Yarn from Artistic Yarns by Abi; West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-ply in Mojito; and the yellow and golden brown are from tiny remainders in my stash that I no longer can identify.  
Needles:  US size 1
Modifications:  Well, none since it is my pattern and I make it up as I go along ...
Notes:  I love the finished socks!  All of the yarn is leftovers from my stash, and the two main yarns are from two of my favorite pairs ever.  They seem extremely summery to me.  Originally, I was going to call them Watermelon, Mojito, and Lemonade Socks, but then I ran out of the yellow yarn (aka "Lemonade") so I adjusted my name for them.  

When I make pain vanilla shortie socks, I just knit 12-18 rounds of 2 x 2 ribbing, then an inch to 1.5 inches before starting the heel flap and gusset, and then just knit after that until they are the length I want and finish off the toe.  They generally go pretty quickly, and all of the pairs I've made like this are very comfy and well-fitting on my feet.  I seem to do best with the heel flap and gusset construction, at least of the options I have tried so far.

So I am very happy to have both another pair of finished socks, as well as an FO to share after what seems like a long time.  


I started to wind the yarn for my next pair last night, and it was clear it was one that was not going to cooperate with the winder.  I have about 90% of it wound, and there is some more untangling left for tonight before I can even start thinking about next steps.  But I'm ready to start a new pair, so I'm determined to have the yarn bend to my will!

Now I just have to get through this workday without a) killing anyone, and b) going insane.  There's a better chance of "a" being easily accomplished because none of these people are worth doing time, if you get my drift.  ;-)

Happy weekend to all of you!


Vera said...

Those are GREAT socks Bridget! Love them. I have some cotton yarn that looks like the watermelon yarn - bought with my friend in mind who is allergic to wool (can you imagine??!). I may need to get that out and just knit a short pair for her!

Bonny said...

Love your watermelon mojito socks! I do hope you don't go insane today so you can go home and show that yarn that you are the boss!

Araignee said...

How much FUN are they????? Congrats!!!

Kym said...

Well, aren't those fun!!! I love them! XO

Dee said...

Your socks have me SERIOUSLY craving a watermelon mojito and it's only 10 o'clock in the morning.

Do you think I can get away with it's "5 o'clock somewhere"?

Seriously .... they are CUTE socks! Congrats.

sprite said...

Cute socks!

karen said...

I love the socks that are for you and they are adorable!!

Shirley said...

Love your watermelon socks! So pretty. Hope you make it thru the day with a minimum of frustration and have a wonderful weekend.

Michelle B. said...

Those socks are amazingly cute!

Helen said...

Cute socks, and why it is TGIF! Enjoy your weekend.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Cute socks! I think they are just the perfect level of scrappiness!

kathy b said...

Cute cute cute socks

Nance said...

Those are such cute and comfy-looking sox. I'd wear them out in no time; my feet are always cold in the evenings, even in summertime.