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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.
    lovestostitch
    Expert Crafter
    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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    #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

    2022 Stashbuster: WTD 0, YTD - 58
    2021 Stashbuster: YTD +41

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

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    Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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    • pinesprairie
      pinesprairie
      Expert Crafter
      pinesprairie commented
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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
      Expert Crafter
      lovestostitch commented
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      pinesprairie
      Expert Crafter
      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
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      pinesprairie commented
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      lovestostitch
      Expert Crafter
      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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    #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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      #8
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      Finished pair!
      Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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      #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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        #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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        #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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        #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
          Expert Crafter
          Kathy7661 commented
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          Love your socks! The colors are so pretty!

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

        • KnitsWithHorses
          KnitsWithHorses
          Expert Crafter
          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
          New Member
          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
          Mysterious
          New Member
          Last edited by Mysterious; 08-26-2020, 08:35 AM. Reason: added a tag , new here, still learning proper etiquette when replying

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

        • KnitsWithHorses
          KnitsWithHorses
          Expert Crafter
          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
        "How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in your life, you will have been all of these."
        George Washington Carver


        Stash busting 2022 YTD +44 WTD+2
        2022 Reading Challenge
        40 of 80 books read/ 18 of 30 New-to-me read

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