Saturday, September 27, 2014

John's B-day Socks

You guys didn't get to see me start these, I started the late Spring this year, when I wasn't blogging. I just pulled these back out about a week ago to start working on them again. Each year I knit my brother-in-law, John, socks for his birthday. Last year I made matching socks for his daughter, Eleanor. This year, John, Eleanor, and my sister/his wife, Rhoni, will all get socks for John's birthday. All matching, Rhoni said Eleanor, she's 3, loves it when they wear their matching socks! So I thought this year it could be a family thing!

I think both of these first pictures are from May.
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I'm just a couple stripes pass this now, since this photo was taken a few days ago.  Heels are done, forgot to take some pics of them, will make sure next post includes more detail pics.
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Each stripe is a different color, so yes, I will have lots of ends to weave in, but there is a reason I did it this way. One, so I could have so many different colors. Two, because I want to try to scale each pair of socks so they are the same, so smaller stripes for each of the girls, so hopefully all 3 socks will match up with their stripes.

Unfortunately these colors have been discontinued, which is a huge shame! Love them and would definitely buy them again, if I could!

Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Brights
Colors: Vibrant Violet, Snapdragon, Sour Apple, Razzleberry, Pucker, Hot Tamale, Electric Blue, Pickle Juice (from toe up)
Content: 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon
Care: Machine Wash and Dry
Needles: US 0 or 1
Pattern:my own


  1. What fun!! I need to get knitting for a special baby on the way... I'm really liking the stripes. Hmmm...

  2. Wow...that's some dedicated gift knitting. Sounds like you're raising the bar every year...don't let it get too out of control!