handspun magic socks.

I thought this project would be a quick one … boy, was I wrong!


After spinning up the fibre during Tour de Fleece, which I spoke and wrote about at length here, here and here so I will not repeat myself by writing about it again here, but I think I sort of burned out on working with this fibre.


Event: Sweet Georgia Yarns Summer of Socks 2014 SAL/KAL

Pattern: Fish Lips Kiss Heel by the SoxTherapist

Yarn: Sweet Georgia Yarns BFL+Silk in colourway Rusted

Needles: 2.25mm, magic loop technique


This was the first time that I knit socks two-at-a-time. Wow! I’m converted! I completely understand now why people approach their socks this way. There’s no Second Sock Syndrome (a very close relative of Second Sleeve Syndrome).


The Fish Lips Kiss Heel was a new technique for approaching socks for me, which I enjoyed learning and will definitely use this tutorial again – it is genius. She mentions in the tutorial that you will end up collecting cardboard feet of all of your family members … I think she is right! I’m still not a big fan of knitting socks but between the genius that is knitting two-at-a-time and this tutorial, I think I will knit more in the future. Two more pairs for myself for sure.


What is your favourite item to knit? Sweaters, cardigans, socks, shawls … I want to knit all the things but my absolute favourite item to knit is a classic v-neck cardigan.

Happy knitting & spinning :)

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