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August 2020 Sock KAL - Finished Objects Only - No Chatter Please

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    August 2020 Sock KAL - Finished Objects Only - No Chatter Please

    This thread is for finished socks only - please keep the chatter to the chatter thread. It makes it easier to pick a winner.

    You are eligible for up to four entries. Please make a separate post for each entry. You may post the following entries:
    1. For the first sock (or two through the heels) - any socks started this month count
    2. For a completed pair - any socks count. Socks started before the beginning of this month may be finished and entered as a completed pair.
    3. For using a pattern that goes with the monthly theme. Please include the name of your pattern.
    4. For using the featured color.
    5. BONUS ENTRY! This month you can get an extra entry by taking a picture of your finished socks in your garden! Tell us a little something about your garden.
    Last edited by lovestostitch; 08-04-2020, 02:16 PM.
    Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

    #2
    I finished this pair from last month this morning.

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    Pattern: Neville's Socks with some customization
    There are no knitting police.
    -Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

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    • FreedomLover
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      I love the color combo.

    #3
    Finished these yesterday. The socks are basic 2x2 rib, toe up with FLK heel, using CoBaSi fingering weight yarn. Unfortunately I cannot wear them. Even after washing, then soaking in fabric softener, they feel like straw on my feet. I have a friend who will enjoy them 😊

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    Kathie from Indiana

    2021 Stashbuster: WTD + 2, YTD + 7

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    • knitter131
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      lovestostitch and KnitsWithHorses My feet have a lot of nerve pain and they are extremely sensitive. I’m sure it’s just me, you will very likely find this yarn to be great 😊

    • KnitsWithHorses
      KnitsWithHorses commented
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      knitter131 that makes sense. Sorry to hear of the never pain. My mom had diabetes for many years that caused neuropathy so she had sensitivity as well.

    • PurlgirlButtons
      PurlgirlButtons commented
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      Nice gift!

    #4
    One sock done. This pattern is called Garden Sprinkles.

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    Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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    • pinesprairie
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      I somehow missed these. They are the epitome of summer. Oh, and yes, joy. How do you make sure you get the the same size when you do one at a time? I'm afraid I'll forget what I did on the first one before I get to the second.

    • lovestostitch
      lovestostitch commented
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      pinesprairie - If I make changes, I write it down. For example, I tried doing more stitches on the cast on but the cuff was way too big so I restarted with less stitches. Then as I was doing my decreases after the heel I realized I was going to need more than my original stitches for the foot so I stopped decreasing early. I just noted the numbers.

      For me there is a benefit to one at a time. I have one foot with sensitive nerves on the top and I can't take tight socks on that foot. If my first sock is snug, it goes on my left foot and I add a couple more stitches for the second sock. I do the opposite if it is a little loose.

    • pinesprairie
      pinesprairie commented
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      lovestostitch, keeping notes is a good idea and your reasoning for one at a time is a perfect solution for you!

    #5
    Well I'm back from from my cross country trip. I completed 2 pairs of socks in 8 days. The first pair is my Rendezvous Peak socks named after one of the Teton mountains. The second was a pair I wacked out in 2 days when cousin Noah, who was travelling with us, asked for a pair of hand knit socks.
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    There are no knitting police.
    -Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

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    • MusicalKnitter
      MusicalKnitter commented
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      KnitsWithHorses I had a lot of car time.

    • Rose the Rebel
      Rose the Rebel commented
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      I love the Teton mountains! We live really close and have been through them 100's of times. My husband is heading that way tomorrow, I think he's tired of the drive through the passes but at least there's no ice! What a great tribute to name your socks after Rendevous πŸ™‚

    • MusicalKnitter
      MusicalKnitter commented
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      @ Rose the Rebel it is actually a pattern by the Teton Knitting Company.

    #6
    Rendezvous Peak socks again for having green in them
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    There are no knitting police.
    -Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

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      #7
      Rendezvous Peak socks a third time. While this pic wasn't taken in my garden it was taken in God's garden on the side of a mountain while I was working on the pair while the boys took a hike I knew I couldn't manage. (I can delete this one if it doesn't qualify)
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      There are no knitting police.
      -Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

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      • qfknit
        qfknit commented
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        LOL, I think you get points for seeing it as God's garden!

      #8
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      Finished pair!
      Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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      • knitter131
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        They look great, watermelon colors! Perfect for summer 😊

      • Rose the Rebel
        Rose the Rebel commented
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        I was thinking the same as knitter131 how cute!

      #9
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      Featured pattern - Garden Sprinkles. It is a simple texture pattern but it didn't show up as much as I hoped.

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      Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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        #10
        Featured color - Green.

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        Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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        • FreedomLover
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          These are such happy looking socks, wearing them will be a joy.

        #11
        Bonus entry - my socks in my garden! This is part of my perennial garden on the slope off our patio. It was destroyed last year when we put in a pool so we had to replant this year. The rocks in front are my funky Sempervivum garden. I had to dig out all my little Sempervivums before the destruction last year and I'm still working on getting it back in shape. If you look into the distance, you can see an arbor. That is the entrance to my vegetable garden. The bottom pictures are my veggie garden.

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        Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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        • FreedomLover
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          Your garden is extraordinary!

        • Kathy7661
          Kathy7661 commented
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          Love the socks and your garden is impressive! It can’t be easy dealing with a slope.

        • lovestostitch
          lovestostitch commented
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          Kathy7661 - You're right - slopes are hard. Weeding is the worst. Typically, I sit on a stool to weed. It is really hard to sit - and get up! - on a slope.

        #12
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        Pattern:
        Twisted Basket Weave from Socks 2 At a Time
        Custom measurements -
        Toe Up, Provisional Cast On, German Short Rows
        Short Row Heel
        Yarn:
        Toe and heel - Potion Yarns
        Body - Malabrigo
        Cuff - Big Foot Fibers
        Stashbusting MAL 2020: WTD=12, YTD=-69

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        • Snoogins
          Snoogins commented
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          Thank you guys! Yes, these are my tootsie spoilers. More planned in these colors, but with the colors moved around.

        • pinesprairie
          pinesprairie commented
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          I like that little twist in there! Adds just a bit of spice.

        • lovestostitch
          lovestostitch commented
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          Beautiful socks!

        #13
        These are the simple shortie socks that I finished yesterday. They took me less than a week. It is a shadow wrapped heel. I like the fit. I started a different pair today. I have been doing shortie socks all summer but this new one is going to be the first longer one I do. I have no pattern but I am thinking of doing a cable design. I am on a sock kick this year. I don't know how long it will last. It was fingerless mitts last year and beanies before that. I look forward to joining everyone in the September KAL.

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        • Kathy7661
          Kathy7661 commented
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          Love your socks! The colors are so pretty!

        • lovestostitch
          lovestostitch commented
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          Great socks. I love the color.

        • KnitsWithHorses
          KnitsWithHorses commented
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          Very nice! I've been on a sock kick too but I'm not that far. I always have several projects going, some with deadlines so I can't focus on the socks as much as I'd like. I've never heard of that heel so I'll be looking that up.

        #14
        Knit Picks Static in color Cameo

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        • Mysterious
          Mysterious commented
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          @KnitsWithHorses
          RE: The feel.
          I find Static (437 yds) and Stroll (462 yds) feel the same to me. They are both 75/25 , probably same yarn base?
          The patterning of Static above is consistent with others in this line , only colors differ.
          Felici feels softer to me even though it is also 75 SW / 25 nylon , your touch might differ
          Last edited by Mysterious; 08-26-2020, 08:35 AM. Reason: added a tag , new here, still learning proper etiquette when replying

        • lovestostitch
          lovestostitch commented
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          Hi Mysterious. Welcome to Fiberkind and to our sock KAL. Beautiful socks!

        • KnitsWithHorses
          KnitsWithHorses commented
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          I haven't heard of Static but that is a beautiful colorway. Welcome to the sock KAL!!

        #15
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ID:	69336 I finished my Home of the Brave Shorties. Ryleys Garden socks are coming along and will be done before too long. They aren't shorties so they are taking longer.
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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 2021 YTD -31. WTD -36
        2021 50 New-to-me Books 1.

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        • knitter131
          knitter131 commented
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          They are great socks! I’m sure it was fun to knit them

        • FreedomLover
          FreedomLover commented
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          These are fabulous!

        • KnitsWithHorses
          KnitsWithHorses commented
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          Thanks y'all! I'm working on the Home of the Brave hat now. 😁

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