7.26.2016

wildflowers & honeycomb


If socks could evoke an image, these would definitely bring to mind a charming English cottage garden, the kind that has hidden winding paths & is left to run a little wild. I could just picture myself wearing my wildflowers & honeycomb socks while enjoying afternoon tea in such a setting *sigh* Okay, back to reality (and my dried out pitifully neglected garden).


Lots of firsts with this pattern: I love the star toes (wonderfully comfortable fit) and the interesting honeycomb stitch pattern used on the heels. This was also the first time that I knitted a lace pattern for socks. Which is probably why it took me so long to finish the pair since lace knitting, even if it's an extremely easy eyelet pattern, is hard for me to memorize and knit without having to refer to a chart. I found that the pattern worked surprisingly well with this variegated SpunRightRound yarn (colorway = Levitate). There are lots of pretty color combos on Ravelry & Instagram.



I've recently been on a little staycation. Really enjoyed some downtime with the little guy while the hubby was in New York at a motorcycle rally. We ate takeout every day, took long walks to all of the local beaches, hit every single ice cream/frozen custard/froyo stand and pretty much chilled out at home. I had lots of crafty plans to start a cross stitch project, catch up on my journal and swatch some interesting stitch patterns from a new Japanese stitch dictionary. But pretty much all of my time was spent catching up on Outlander & Game of Thrones, reading and of course, sock knitting. Which is all good since my little sockcation has resulted in 3 finished pairs of socks. I hope that your July has been filled with lots of summer fun as well! Can't believe that it's almost over!

12 comments:

  1. Those socks are so beautiful, and indeed would be perfect for lounging and having afternoon English tea! The star toes sound very interesting. I'm greatly intrigued by the photo with the stunning skein of Spun Right Round and the embroidery kit! Tell me more about that kit!

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  2. Beautiful socks! I love the blueish stripey socks. What pattern is it?

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    1. Thanks! It's the new Smooth Operator socks from Susan B. Anderson with the neat little slip stitch pattern from geek socks (free from knitty.com).

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  3. I have that book and haven't tried a single pair of socks yet from it....that probably should have been my vacation knitting (although I must admit, I loved your suggestion of packing all my UFOs in their own suitcase and giving them an away vacation, too!) Love your socks!!! and your staycation had to be great...anytime you can get yourself to the beach is a vacation!!!

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  4. Both socks look great! Curious about the star toe...will have to give that a try.

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  5. Your sock projects are always so inspiring - fun and so colorful!

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  6. What a lovely time you've been having with your boy. Love your new socks, Tien. Do you feel those decreasing lines on your toes at all?

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    1. Not at all! It's a really well fitting toe with the added advantage of not needing to Kitchener stitch the toes at the end.

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    2. I will have to try this toe one day. And thank you for your recent visits. You eloquently put how KAL's foster community and spirit. I really enjoyed eating lots of seafood, something we don't a lot of here and my mama always says to order something you don't normally make at home. You must try to get a skein of Hue Loco. She will be having an update very soon, maybe tomorrow!

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  7. Don't talk about it! We leave in 10 days to head to Florida for vacation, but we leave one in Florida when we head home. Sob!

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  8. Love the socks, you really picked an outstanding colour combination! I'll be having a little staycation in August and hopefully it'll be as knit-productive as yours was :)

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  9. I love the contrasting heel and toe, sweet stitch pattern too! Ahh, the carefree days of summer and sock knitting :)

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