Monday, 6 January 2014

Year of Projects 3: 6th January update

In my round up of the first half of the year, I said I was determined to finish off my Obnoxious Socks before the calendar year ended. Well, I'm glad to be able to say that I did just that! I finally cast off on December 31st, having got so utterly fed up of them that there was no way I was going to knit three inches of cuff on each one.

I swear, if I hadn't done these two at a time, it would probably have taken me just as long to do one sock as it has taken to do two!

The stripes are almost completely matchy-matchy; if I'd cast off in the middle of the yellow band you wouldn't notice but as you can see in the photo above, the blue started in a different point on each sock in that final cast off row.

The finished socks are every bit as obnoxious as I thought they would be; I really have no idea why Regia thought this was a good colour combination! I'm not entirely sure what I will wear them with, although I'm sure they will look pretty good peeping out of the top of my new boots.

Of course, with these socks finally done, I can now get on and start another pair! No idea what pattern to use though, as I'd love to do something a bit more exciting than plain vanilla socks. I have a few on my Ravelry queue so I need to revist the list and pick something. The trouble is, a lot of the sock patterns out there are written top down, and I much prefer knitting my socks toe up.

In the mean time, I have cast on Ishbel and am turning my thoughts back to finishing off the last baby blanket, as that baby's due date is rapidly approaching!


  1. I think the obnoxious socks are lovely, but don't know what I would wear them with!! Think the boots are a good idea!! Well done on getting them finished.

  2. Good job on getting the socks finished.

  3. Very cool how you used ribbon as laces for your kickin' butt boots. The Obnoxious Socks are terrific. I will check out that pattern. I like Laura's toe up sock pattern.

  4. Those stripes are indeed very matchy-matchy, great job!! I love that they're so long, I agree they'll look great peeping out of your amazingly cool new boots!!


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