Nearly year long socks

It’s been awhile since I’ve put much time into these socks. I started them for Matt last February, and they have been sitting around patiently, while I occasionally pick them up and knit an inch or two. I finally got past the super slow 9 cm of heel flap, so they’re going a bit faster now. matt socksThe yarn is Opal Sport. The color is #5103. I like watching the colors change, but this might be the least soft sock yarn I’ve used. They will be durable. Opal yarns can usually be washed, dried any way you want, and you might be able to walk across hot coals in them without too much damage (but please don’t try that at home).

This particular strain of Opal yarn is about 40% synthetic, which explains the less soft hand. I set them aside for many softer projects over the year, but it seems like the right time to haul them out and finish them.

Still waiting on Antrorse buttons… I got some back up buttons last night that I just might slap on the sweater in the meantime to get some pics. More on that soon!

9 thoughts on “Nearly year long socks

  1. Wonderful socks! I have a project that’s been lingering for 2 years now. It’s a bath mat. I have this lovely vision of my bath accessories all being hand-knit or crocheted. Apparently it’s a very long-term vision! 🙂

  2. I love to make sock, but rarely make socks. By the time I get to the second one, I get board of the pattern and want to make something else. About twice a year I’m always convinced that this is the time I’ll make socks.

    • I completely relate to this comment. I only like the first one of any pair; socks, mittens, sweater arms… I just recently finished a pair of year long socks as well. I started them last year right after I finished off the Christmas knitting and then left them over the summer and picked them up after Christmas this year. It’s nice to have my needles back.
      Now all I need to do is get a second glove (a little over a year old) finished off and I will be all caught up!

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