Arkadiko Socks – WIP

Arkadiko WIP

I didn’t want to finish another pair of socks without a work in progress post, so here are my Arkadiko socks barely started!  This is the fourth sock pattern I’m doing from the 2013 Rockin’ Sock Club.  I don’t think I had to worry about missing a WIP on these socks.  They’re taking forever.

The drop stitch pattern is not meant for two at a time because the stitches shift every 5th round.  That means you have to find a way to swap stitches between the front and back needles.  I had to start these several times just to get two repeats done!  Let’s hope I get better at this pattern or it may be awhile before I get to that fifth sock pattern.  Either that or I’ll have to give up doing two at a time and live with two socks that don’t quite match each other. Wish me luck!

Crest Socks – FO!

Crest Sock FO 1

  • Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight – Fleur de Couleur (May 2013)
  • Yarn Weight: Fingering
  • Needles: US Size 2 (2.5 mm) circular
  • Pattern:  Crest
  • Size: Women’s Small
  • Time Spent: 16 hours
  • Dates: 5/28/2016 – 6/24/2016

I’m so behind on posts that I never even got to share a WIP for these socks!  These are the third pattern for Rockin Sock Club 2013.  Half way done!

This time I did have little holes where I joined the heel flap back to the leg but I think I know what I did.  I actually picked up one too many stitches down by the leg, I always assumed these gaps were if you picked up one too few stitches.  I’ll try this out on my next pair to see if that’s true!

These were knit two at a time so no size discrepancies here.  They fit well but I thought the toe at the ribbing was too much for me.  I’ll probably continue in pattern for a bit longer before switching to the toe ribbing if I knit these again.

Petrosinella Socks – FO!

Petrosinella FO Right

  • Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight – Hope Springs Eternal (March 2013)
  • Yarn Weight: Fingering
  • Needles: US Size 1.5 (2.5 mm) dpn
  • Pattern:  Petrosinella
  • Size: Women’s Small
  • Time Spent: 25 hours
  • Dates: 6/15/2014 – 5/28/2016

Second 2013 Rockin’ Sock Club pattern done!  Looks like third time is the charm after all.  My first attempt at this sock was in May 2013 but that sock was frogged.  My second attempt hibernated for almost two years, but now these socks are finally done!

I found out that second sock syndrome isn’t the only risk of doing one sock at a time.  My socks aren’t quite the same size.  When I realized my first sock was a little too big I unintentionally used tighter tension on the second sock even with the same needles.  I’m really not seeing any reason to ever do one sock at a time again unless it’s absolutely necessary!

These socks are a bit big so they will probably be lounging socks.  I’m also not very happy with the color pooling.  Otherwise these socks are comfy and will be nice to wear around the house.

Petrosinella is Back!

Petrosinella WIP 2

My petrosinella sock is out of hibernation!  It has quite the history behind it already.  I started the sock in a size medium back in 2013.  I prefer knitting toe-up and I didn’t realize it was way too big until I was almost done!  That was ripped out and the small sock was started in 2014.  I finally picked it up again  a few weeks ago.  Third time’s the charm right?

I’m proud to say that I have avoided the second sock syndrome.  I decided to cast on my second pair right after I turned the heel of the first sock and was looking forward to the second sock well before the first was done.  Lucky for me I have two sets of sock size DPN needles.  I’m not sure this trick always works.  I’ll make sure to go back to two at a time for my next pair!