I have been killing it at being an adult this week. My giant to-do list is getting shorter, our new house is now insured, our apartment is one step closer to being rented out, and in a surprise twist almost all of my Christmas shopping is done.
Mums pressie has been done for ages, the family over east just needs wrapping, and a pair of socks for Dad came off the needles this week.
Although technically they are a birthday present. There are 3 December birthdays in my family which I tend to include as part of Christmas shopping.
The pattern is elementary Watson. It’s cables like this that make me wish I was attracted to solid sock yarn.
The pattern does get lost in the self striping, but it’s still there.
I particularly liked the fleegel heel. I think I’ll be using that again in the near future.
And as usual these are toe up, two at a time, magic looped on my trusty 2.5mm Addi Turbos.
This is sock number 7 this year! I have to get shuffle on if I’m going to make 12. Methinks slightly larger needles for the next pair.
10 thoughts on “FO#24 – Elementary Watson socks”
Yeah self striping and patterns often don’t mix. I know someone who’s doing a 52 pair challenge. If you master 12 you could always try that 😉
Whoah 52 pairs??? That’s nuts. That wouldn’t be in one year would it?
Yep one year. And yeah, totally nuts 🙂
I am being completely stupid but how can you knit 2 pairs at once on circular needles? I have just finished my first ever sock which I knitted top down on a circular. I really enjoyed it and I am going to complete the second one, I am , I am, I am 🙂
It’s not stupid hun. Learning I could do socks two at a time blew my mind when I first saw it.
This is also why I like toe up socks, Judie’s magic cast on is so easy to do twice and then you do one half of a sock, then the second sock then the other half of the first sock and you just keep going around and around.
There are heaps of great tutorials.
Oh thank you – will check it out. xx
I have yet to try 2 socks at a time, but do believe Knit Freedom has some of the best tutorials… Your socks are gorgeous ❤
Oh now you’re making me feel guilty because I have two different socks from different pairs on the needles, both of which I feel ambivalent about. The idea was to try to make myself love socks, but it’s just not working for me, I can knit them, but I just don’t enjoy it. Yours are lovely though and I like the cables with the self striping yarn 🙂
I have a cowl on the needles that’s like that.
It’s going to be great once it’s finished, but it the magical knitting fairies came along and finished it I wouldn’t be upset.