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    #16
    Maybe we need to change the name of this challenge to the 2021 Sasquatch Sock Challenge.
    Spinner of Yarns
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    • lovestostitch
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      If we have any little footed people, they didn't want to let us Sasquatches know.

      I use a lot of heavier weight sock yarn because I like thick socks but this month I'm using a light fingering. It feels like such slow progress.

    • crosstitchlinda
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      lovestostitch I don't think I have little feet, but my MIL always thought I did!! I wear a size 8 Wide ( the wide is due to a high instep no a really wide foot). My MIL's family had larger feet size 9's and up for the women and my DH wears an 11 or 12. DS wears a 13 EEE.

      My family however, had smaller feet. my sister wore a 5 or 6, so I thought I was the one with big feet!!

    • KnitsWithHorses
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      crosstitchlinda That was me too. I grew up feeling like I had ridiculously big feet when they were 9s until I hit my 30s and I had to give in and acknowledge they had reached a 10. I thought that was weird but my doctor said a lot of people end up a size bigger in middle age. But my mom and grandma were a size 5 and my sister was a 7. My dad was a 13EEE and everyone thought his feet were huge. Lol
      I think feet are getting bigger with each generation or something. When I met my hubby his 15s seemed insane. He won a big foot contest at a county fair and got to ride in the big monster car even. 😆 But nowadays we know lots of 16 and 17s. In men's. But I still haven't met a woman with feet bigger than Harmoni's.

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    I reduced my stitch count and switched patterns. This is called Thermal Sock. I thought that was a perfect pattern to go with my snowy view.
    Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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    • KnitsWithHorses
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      Those are going to be pretty! I think it's similar to the stitch I'm using.

    • rkennell
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      It makes me think of evergreen trees! 🌲 Love the different shades.

    • KnitsWithHorses
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      rkennell That was my thought too. I was thinking of blue spruce, how they kind of are green with a blue cast.

    #18
    I've got a good start but I'm going to be focusing on a dog sweater for hubby's little road dog for a couple of days. They are in town for doctor appointments and Haymitch needs a sweater before they leave Saturday.
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    Natalie from Oklahoma

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    • lovestostitch
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      We want to see Haymitch modeling his new sweater!

    • rkennell
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      You are off to a good start! The striping is beautiful!

    • KnitsWithHorses
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      lovestostitch Oh that will definitely happen. 😁 Hubby takes photos of his buddy nearly every day. His profile pic is usually Haymitch. Lol
      rkennell Thank you! I was pleasantly surprised at the way it stripes. This yarn is a bit heavier of a sock weight and more rustic than I'm used to but I'm not intolerant to wool at all, thank goodness, so it's kind of nice! I think I'll maybe make them work boot height instead of short socks.

    #19
    Hello,

    I started a new pair of socks the past couple of days... Friday I think I started on it, anyway, Here is the beginning of my sock.

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    I had used the varigated for a pair of socks my my son's girlfriend, she has tiny feet, and it was a 150g skein, so I am using the remaining to make a pair for myself. I am doing contrasting heel and toe (& probably cuff) to extend the use of the yarn.

    Also - Here is a look outside my window earlier this month.... I may take a better one to go with the sock, but thought you might like this photo... there's a house finch and the tail of a male cardinal (for the red) and the snow of course ...

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    Spice2s aka Tara in Wisconsin
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    • KnitsWithHorses
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      Oh you caught a cardinal in your pic! We have cardinal out there nearly every morning but when I took my pic on the 1st before I started my sock there wasn't a single one in sight. Lol

    • Pegg Thomas
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      I love that you're using up the yarn. I do that sort of thing too. HATE to waste an inch!

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    Aargh! I knew I didn't have enough of the olive green to do two socks so I planned to add some of the teal into the cuff, heels and toes. I thought I would have enough doing that but now I'm not sure. I've stopped sock #1 and will start #2 to see how far I get and how creative I have to be to finish both feet. I was trying to use scraps of the same yarn (That Yak Sock) as it is a very lightweight fingering and the weight of these socks fits into my snug fitting walking shoes.
    Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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    • Pegg Thomas
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      Let the creative process begin!

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    Good news. I found 29 grams of That Yak Sock in a green shade - the ball on the right. Now I just have to figure out how to incorporate it. I wish I had realized ahead of time as I would have worked the three colors through the leg. I might frog the foot back to where the thermal pattern ends and do a creative foot.
    Naperville, IL - Growing zone 5b

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