Monday, 24 January 2022

January socks

 My first socks of the year.  

Perhaps I'm being a bit ambitious but, I really would like to knit a pair each month during 2022, now I've got the hang of it.

Jo was right, they are addictive once you start!

Started on 3/1/2022 finished 19/1/2022

I'm really chuffed with how they matched up, It wasn't by accident though, I had to cast on the second sock several times before I was happy that It was the same as the first. 

I've told all the family that they are getting handknitted socks from me for Christmas, ha ha ha.  
I have plenty of sock yarn to go at so it's perfectly doable, I just need to keep up my love of knitting them.

For the rest of January I've picked up an old WIP, the Flax Light, (jumper), which I started quite a while ago, I can't remember that I've ever shared it on here.  I abandoned it once the body was finished, It's knit top down in the round and I think I must have been fed up of all that garter stitch.   There are only the sleeves left to knit and I did the majority of one of those over the weekend, so all being well, and if I don't get too bored of sleeve knitting, I should get it done by the weekend. 

What crafty plans do you have for the coming week?



Poppypatchwork said...

Your socks are brilliant, they are very addictive, I made socks for everyone a couple years ago, which they loved. I am knitting a pair now, they are simply lovely to make.

Vickie said...

wOw Maggie! These are so gorgeous!
I have just begun the February pattern in The Garden Journal Series by Cottage Garden Samplings.

Jo said...

I'm smiling to myself as I knew you'd get the bug eventually, haha. All that gorgeous sock yarn to go at too, I think that's what makes them so addictive really. No crafting plans here at the moment, the only thing I'm picking up at the moment is my granny square blanket and that's only so that I have something to do with my hands while I'm watching TV. I think I've got too much on my mind at the moment for crafting.

Katrina said...

Your socks have turned out so lovely. Socks are so much fun to make once you get going. I recently started some as its been quite awhile since I last made any socks. I knit these for gifts too - I've yet to make any for myself, lol.
Stitching plans here this week are to continue to work on some of the projects I started stitching at the end of the year & not be tempted to start anything new! Have a happy week x

Clare-Aimetu said...

Great socks, good luck with your monthly knitting

Jackie said...

Wonderful! I love how they turned out.

God bless.

Dee said...

The socks are beautiful.

The colors are so autumnal. Do you mind sharing what brand of yarn it was?

Barb said...

I love those socks, they are such pretty colors!! I am stitching a Quaker sampler!

Gabi said...

Your socks look beautiful and the colors are pretty. Never again cold feed.
I can knit socks but they don't look as pretty as yours!

linda said...

Well done a perfectly matched pair of socks and they are fabulous I can never quite get them perfectly matched. I look forward to seeing all the socks you make throughout the year. I'm making memory blanket squares at the moment. Have a great week. xx

butterfly said...

Just love your socks , and the colour is fab.
Have fun.

Lowcarb team member said...

I do like your socks, the colours in them are lovely.
I bought myself some new socks this week, they have bees on them :)

All the best Jan

Debi said...

Beautiful socks! Anyone would be very lucky to get a pair for Christmas! Have a great week!

Carol said...

Lucky family members getting your handknit socks for Christmas this year, Maggie! These are truly lovely and the stripe match is perfection! I'm just finishing up my ornament for January and stitching a birthday gift for a friend today. It's absolutely frigid here so perfect to stay in and stitch. Have a wonderful last bit of January ♥

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Your sock matching is good. I couldn't get mine so close when I knitted them.
Looking forward to seeing your finished jumper.