Splish splash

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I was going to write about our Nova Scotia trip today, but I finished my Splash striped socks the other day so Nova Scotia will have to wait. I feel like it has been ages since I finished a pair of socks, which is weird since I always have a pair on the needles.

Stripes!

Stripes!

I really meant to finish my Pheasant socks first, but I couldn’t resist these stripes. Ganymede decided to help out with the winding of the second skein of yarn (it comes in balls, but I wound them into cakes because I find them easier to knit from) and the resulting tangle meant I spend half my knitting time sorting out lengths of yarn to knit with. I finally fixed the problem on our way home of Nova Scotia and the rest of the knitting flew.

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Besides the stripes, there’s nothing very exciting about the socks. They’re my standard 68-stitch sock (knit at 9 stitches = 1 inch), though with contrast heels. Choosing the contrast colour was pretty fun, actually. I wanted a real contrast though, so I resisted the blues and greens in my leftover bag. I was originally planning to use yellow, but against the greens it looked more sallow than sunny. The purple is unexpected, but I think it works.

When I ordered all that Felici, I bought enough for four pairs of socks (with shipping, it makes sense to buy in bulk, ahem.) I am definitely not over the stripes yet, so it probably won’t be long before I cast on another pair.

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11 thoughts on “Splish splash

  1. kiwiyarns

    Gorgeous job! I’m not surprised you finished those so quickly. Stripes are such fun to knit, and if you’re like me, you can’t put it down until you’ve finished a stripe sequence… and that makes it go faster! Love the contrast heel – you chose well.

    1. Angela Hickman Post author

      I know! I definitely fall into the “just one more stripe” trap, but since it means quicker knitting I don’t try that hard to avoid it.

  2. Cassy

    Love them! Great color. I think the contrast heel is brilliant. I totally agree with buying yarn in bulk. Why pay shipping costs when more of your money can go to delicious, delicious yarn?!

    1. Angela Hickman Post author

      So true! Sadly, as a Canadian, I usually still have to pay shipping. But, since it tends to be a flat rate, buying more yarn somehow makes it seem more worth it.

    1. Angela Hickman Post author

      Thank you! I am strangely drawn to the fraternal-yet-matching socks I get with hand-dyed yarns, but there is something deeply satisfying about a perfectly matched pair.

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