9.09.2016

playing catch up

So happy to report that the transition to middle school has been pretty smooth and the little guy loves his new school and teachers. Such a big sigh of relief. I've been hesitant in the past to go into detail about my son's special needs but school & learning has many times been a struggle despite all of our efforts to make it fun and as pressure-free as possible. Transitions are especially stressful but so far so good. Now that we are getting used to the new school routine and schedule, there's a little breathing room to start playing catch up in other areas. Well, what I should really be doing is cleaning/de-cluttering my mess of a house in preparation for a visit from my MIL but where's the fun in that, right? What I want to do is show you my finished Vanilla is the New Black / Skyp socks:




This Strong Heel is such a cool feature of these socks and I absolutely loved knitting it. Very easy & intuitive. But most importantly, they fit great and the socks are so comfortable to wear. Probably the best fitting pair of socks I've made so far. The sunny summery yarn is wsk aspen sock in the flirty owl colorway. It's funny that there is just a little bit of pooling in each sock in the exact same spot, so it was meant to be a design feature ;)


In other sock news, I am currently participating in a monster sock KAL on Instagram. The hashtag is #mskal16 if you want to check out all of the scary monster goodness. I was kind of worried that I wouldn't have enough variety/contrast in my sock yarn scraps to make a decent pair since I've only been knitting socks for less than a year. So after a little bit of brainstorming, I decided to go with alternating stripes of solid/tonals and speckles/variegated yarns. These socks are so addictive and I find myself knitting on them way past my bedtime. However, I am making a conscious effort to stop and weave in the ends as I go along otherwise the final finishing would be truly monstrous :)

I hope that the entry into September has gone smoothly for you as well. Have a great week!

12 comments:

  1. That heel is intriguing. Both sets of socks are such cheerful colours!

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  2. Love your socks and glad to see the Vanilla is the new Black heel...I have the pattern, but have not yet found the time to knit it. Soon though!! Glad the new school year is going well so far.

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  3. Glad your son is happy in his new school and he has the support he needs. Love the new pair of socks and what a smart way to use up leftover sock yarn to make them work well with one another.

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  4. That first pair are glorious!! Such a pretty detail. The second pair are not scary at all, well, of course I haven't seen the insides, so maybe they are a bit monstrous.

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  5. great looking socks....you have such a good eye for colour!!! (I might as well be colour-blind----loving grey the way I do!!!)

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  6. Love the heel on the socks! Such a simple detail, but definitely an eye catcher!

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  7. I love the colors of your sock yarn! So bright and happy! I'm glad the transition and new schedule is working for your son, adjusting their schedule can be so hard. -Sierra

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  8. Your socks are gorgeous!

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  9. Glad the transition into middle school has gone well for your little guy. Love, love, love your Skyp socks, especially the cool looking heel! Your monster socks look like so much fun :)

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  10. Your socks are gorgeous. I really love your yarn / colorway selections! I'm so glad the Middle School transition is going well. I'm touring High Schools now and my son is in absolute denial this is going to happen. sigh.

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  11. love that sock, and the heel! So clever. And the yarn looks so happy and lovely. Glad that your boy is doing well with the new school and change, hopefully this is exactly what he's been needing!

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  12. I'm glad to hear the transition into school has been a smooth one :) Your socks are looking amazing and I'll see if I can join the mskal, that sounds like so much fun!

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