Thursday, January 19, 2012

Justice's Desert Socks

Another pair of socks for Justice, but these ones aren't complete yet. I am shooting for Valentine's Day or Easter. We shall see.

I love that Justice's favorite color is orange, but it is hard to find a good machine washable and dry-able yarn in orange. So this is a bit of a compromise on my part, it's more of an orange/brown/yellow colorway. I am hoping she will like them anyways. I plan on dyeing up some yarn this Spring/Summer to make this easier in the future. I also bought a couple sock blanks through Knit Picks and I am hoping to fly Justice out to Buffalo this summer so she can hang out with me and her uncle (whom she thinks is just so nifty). I figure when she is out here she can dye up some yarn for me to knit her some sock . . . she'll be 9 then, that would be interesting to a 9 year old, right?

Anywho, onto these socks:

Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Multi
Color: Sunset Multi
Content: 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon
Care: Machine wash and dry
Needles: US 0 / 2mm Circulars

Almost finished with the first sock . . . it's been languishing while I work on projects for Ellie and John.

I am trying a new heel called the Yo Yo Heel.  It is an intersting variation of a short row heel.  I will definitely be trying it again on a sock, with maybe some small variations.  I did change it up a bit this time too, but we'll talk about that more when I actually finish the socks.


I am enjoying the socks as far as I have knit them, they, among other knitted items, are bus knitting and bus waiting project.  :)


  1. You are such a kind, thoughtful knitter! I'm sure she'll love 'em.

  2. I think it would be interesting to her....

  3. Dyeing seems like something kids would love to do. Makes a mess, pretty colors...what else do you need? =)