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May 2020 Sock KAL - it is Wacky Sock Month!

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    May 2020 Sock KAL - it is Wacky Sock Month!

    Well, May is nearly upon us, and I believe it is time to express how wacky things are through our socks!!!

    There are no specific patterns, and the color is "clown barf". Show us how wacky you can be in your sock knitting!!!

    You can, of course, knit whatever socks you choose, but if it is wacky and/or colorful you get extra "entries" in our finished thread. Patterns are allowed to be amended for size and preferences.

    Help those of us who need some inspiration - what wacky socks are you planning to knit?

    knitter131 is donating a skein of yarn this month. I'll get a picture up as soon as I can.
    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

    Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: -18; YTD -264

    #2
    Would TARDIS socks count as Wacky? My daughter has been wanting some. I'm just not sure I have any appropriate color... Tardis MUST be Tardis blue.
    Natalie from Oklahoma

    Jer 9:11-13
    "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

    Stashbuster MAL 2020 YTD +46 WTD +7

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    • Char
      Char commented
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      Well, Dr. Who is kind of a wacky show - so why not?

    • rkennell
      rkennell commented
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      LOL--I have to agree! I've done a couple of Dr. Who scarves for our daughter. (I've never really gotten into the show myself) One was the LOOOOONNNG traditional multicolored one and the other one was a dark blue police box style. I'm sure the socks will be a fun knit.

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    I'm using the three mini skeins to make some short cut socks. I'm considering these wacky socks but a good wacky! I'm carrying the blue and green through the socks and will end with green toes.
    Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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    • FreedomLover
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      These look great and so comfortable to wear.

    • rkennell
      rkennell commented
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      Those are definitely bright and eye-catching! Cute!

    • Kathy7661
      Kathy7661 commented
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      Wow, love it!! 😊

    #4
    I've started granddaughters socks. She was quite excited. Hoping I can finish them by the time she comes again next week Tuesday. She picked out a fair isle chart to go around the top from a book I have and picked the colors. The green yarn is Cascade and the navy is deep stash with no band but I believe it is an acrylic from Michael's. Click image for larger version

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    Natalie from Oklahoma

    Jer 9:11-13
    "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

    Stashbuster MAL 2020 YTD +46 WTD +7

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    • KnitsWithHorses
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      Thank you FreedomLover and rkennell 😊. I'm not using a pattern but the little twisted stitch zigzag is from a pattern called Zigzagular, I think. I didn't save the pattern but I saved the chart. Lol

    • lovestostitch
      lovestostitch commented
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      KnitsWithHorses - I've done Zigzagular. That zig zag really spices up a simple sock.

    • KnitsWithHorses
      KnitsWithHorses commented
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      lovestostitch I love twisted stitch patterns. Even if I don't like the techniques used on a sock, I'll buy the pattern just to have the chart for them. Lol But I think Zigzagular was actually free wasn't it? I feel terrible that I can't remember who the designer was.

    #5
    Good morning folks! I haven’t worked on socks in a bit, but am making time today as I work with a customer who is driving the mouse :-)

    A carry over ... from March Stripe month. Lol

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    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

    Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: -18; YTD -264

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    • Carlota
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      Oh, I get it now - whew! I even see your prior note. Wacky-meter put back in the closet for now.

    • rkennell
      rkennell commented
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      What a nice job to have! (I'm sure it has it's challenges, too!) Those are so pretty! What yarn is this???

    • Char
      Char commented
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      rkennell - it is knit picks felici - it is from a prior year, I don't see it available in the current year choices.

    #6
    I'm ready to switch back to socks after finishing my diamond in the ruff blanket and a few other spring cleaning projects that failed. I'm thinking about hairy leg or bubble wrap ankle socks

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    • Char
      Char commented
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      Oh my - I can’t wait to see those! Carlota has her Wacky Meter - I bet it would be off the chart!

    • Carlota
      Carlota commented
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      Okay, I'll get the Wacky Meter back out for sure.

    #7
    knitter131 - I saw your comment on the affiliate page that you love Ice yarns. They certainly are a good price. Have you used their sock yarn? What did you think? Soft? Durable?
    Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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    • Char
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      It is among my favorite sock yarns, washes up very softly. I actually just placed an order for some of their hand dyed sock yarns as I am very curious as to how that washes and feels. Their shipping is expensive, but when the skein of sock yarn is still under $5.00 even after shipping, it's a deal.

    • Char
      Char commented
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      Hmmm - maybe a skein of Ice Yarns will show up as the prize this month.

    • knitter131
      knitter131 commented
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      lovestostitch I like it a lot, I would say it’s texture is comparable to Regia, which can feel a little course, but washes up beautifully. I use fabric softener, and it is quite soft. And the price, as you can see, is very reasonable.

    #8
    I'm hope to start my clown barf socks today. A slanted rib, I haven't tried this pattern before but I have a pair that was a gift (thank you, Char ) and they fit great. I'm hoping I will like these as much as my gifted pair.


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    Kathie from Indiana

    2020 Stashbuster: WTD +28, YTD + 187

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    • Char
      Char commented
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      Oh yes - lovely clown parf.

    • KnitsWithHorses
      KnitsWithHorses commented
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      I love Cascade Heritage. The lime green in my May socks is Heritage scraps.

    • rkennell
      rkennell commented
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      Looks like a fun color!

    #9
    I am ready to cast on a new pair of socks for mindless knitting. I FINALLY finished the pair of socks I started back in January for the February sock KAL! It is the handspun Icelandic (not by me) plied with my own handspun Lincoln longwool for extra durability. I also used some wooly nylon in the heel for reinforcement, thanks to Char. It ended up being a lot thicker than I had planned, but they are toasty!!

    So at least these are checked off my list! (the yarn is before it was plied with the Lincoln longwool)
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    • Char
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      What yarn is the purple yarn???

    • rkennell
      rkennell commented
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      Char it's actually pink and black Icelandic handspun that I bought at a farmer's market. I guess the picture makes it more purple. I have enough left over to make a fluffy pair of mittens or a hat.

    #10
    Great looking socks, and I love your purple yarn 😊
    Kathie from Indiana

    2020 Stashbuster: WTD +28, YTD + 187

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    • rkennell
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      Thanks!

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    The second sock of my wacky pair got temporarily even wackier. I had promised to teach a friend how to knit socks. She knows how to knit but the heel turn was too much for her to figure out by herself. Due to coronavirus lock-down, I needed to be creative. Today I did my first videotaped lesson. I put it on youtube for her. It is not easy videotaping knitting. I tried all kinds of positions and ended up with my tablet, propped up on its lapdesk, on the floor and me sitting on the floor leaning over the lapdesk. My dogs came to check out what I was doing so they made an appearance on the video .

    I did the heel turn in a different color to make it more obvious for her. I'll just frog it out and finish it in blue.
    Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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    • Carlota
      Carlota commented
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      What a nice friend you are!

    • KnitsWithHorses
      KnitsWithHorses commented
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      lovestostitch Going through all that trouble was super thoughtful. Makes me appreciate the work people must put in to making the really nice YouTube channels.

    • Rose the Rebel
      Rose the Rebel commented
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      I would have never learned to knit if wonderful people didn't share their how to videos on you tube. I'm sure your friend is very appreciative.

    #12
    I've started a pair of Summer shorties. Maybe this yarn qualifies as clown barf? It's the most colorful, circusy yarn I have currently. I don't usually have two pair of socks going at once but I can't work on the navy pair after dark, too hard on my eyes.
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    Natalie from Oklahoma

    Jer 9:11-13
    "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

    Stashbuster MAL 2020 YTD +46 WTD +7

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    • FreedomLover
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      I don't have a meter but I'd call them wacky.

    • Carlota
      Carlota commented
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      You nailed it when you said "circusy" - perfect fit with the theme this month!

    • lovestostitch
      lovestostitch commented
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      I love the pattern you are doing. It makes the colors more fun - wacky fun!

    #13
    This is what I have so far on my wacky socks. I think I'll call them....."Pardon Me I Haven't Shaved My Legs Cuz I Went Crazy From Covid" socks. I'm really liking this Mani-Pedi yarn I am not going to make them full leg but more of an ankle sock.

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    • Char
      Char commented
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      Rose the Rebel check out Lemming13 and her project blogs - she makes great amigurumi

    • Rose the Rebel
      Rose the Rebel commented
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      Thanks Char! I never heard the term but when my girls were little I used to crochet them little stuffed animals, same concept different name. My girls are in their mid 30's now, I wonder if any still exist.?

    • KnitsWithHorses
      KnitsWithHorses commented
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      @Rose_the_Rebel I am TERRIBLE at stuffies. Rarely ever made anything like it especially if it required a face. But amigurumi are usually really simplified faces that are easy to duplicate plus they are tiny and quick. And... My grandkids suckered me into trying it and I was hooked. Lol It's available in knit or crochet although I believe traditionally it was crochet and my favorites are usually crochet. I an still far from great at it but it's fun. ☺️ I'm hoping to make a nurse ami next for my daughter who is an RN.

    #14
    Rose the Rebel - here is the link to her blogs:

    https://fiberkind.com/blogs/lemming13-rides-again
    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

    Stashbuster MAL 2020: WTD: -18; YTD -264

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      #15
      I don't always knit with horses... Sometimes I knit with goats! 😂 It's a beautiful day today so I am sitting outside to work on Ryley's navy socks. I have MG that affects my eyes so when I'm having flares I can't work very dark yarn without really good lighting. Hopefully I can finish them this week with all the nice weather. Vinnie is my big helper. (Actually he's hoping to get a nibble... Sshhhh)

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      Natalie from Oklahoma

      Jer 9:11-13
      "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

      Stashbuster MAL 2020 YTD +46 WTD +7

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      • Char
        Char commented
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        Hi, Vinnie! No dessert today, maybe another day. Lol

      • FreedomLover
        FreedomLover commented
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        Vinnie is such a cutie, I'm sure time with him puts a smile on your face.

      • KnitsWithHorses
        KnitsWithHorses commented
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        Vinnie was my Mother's day gift. He is 4 months old and already spoiled rotten and a total love.

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