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excitement about heels!

Remember the Sweet Georgia Yarns’ Superwash BFL that I spun in January? Well, it turned into really cool, crazy and fast socks! I have a short list of Goals for 2015 (I haven’t shared them in a formal blog post but I will at some point!) and one of my goals for 2015 was to spin for and knit socks. Accomplished!

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Pattern: Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist

Yarn: handspun Sweet Georgia Yarns Superwash BFL in Hummingbird {handspun page on Ravelry and previous blog post}

Needles: 2.75mm 32” circulars, magic looped, one at a time

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LOOK AT THOSE HEELS! Yes, this warrants yelling! Just look at them! They are so close to matching that they are basically MATCHING! This was a complete fluke. While I spun the two hanks as closely as possible to match one another, I didn’t think they would match this closely. Cool, huh?! Can we just look at that one more time? The cuffs even match on the colours in the bind off!

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Right? Crazy!

These photos are surprisingly close to the actual real-life colour of these socks. I think the only colour that is ever so slightly off is the hot pink which is showing as slightly more red. Try as I might, I could not fix it without messing up the other colours.

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Regardless, they are fun and bright. I am looking forward to adding these to my #operationsockdrawer {on Instagram} that The Knitmore Girls are encouraging. The yarn is slightly thicker than I prefer for socks but they will be perfect for snowshoeing, snowboarding and hiking in the wet. I usually knit socks on 2.25mm but I had to size up for these, hence the super fast knitting time! Only 48 stitches around goes really quick!

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This is my second pair of socks completed in 2015. After I found the Fish Lips Kiss Heel in mid-2014, I have been knitting socks enjoyably. Up to that point, I just didn’t bother as I hadn’t found a pattern that fit me well but the custom aspects of this pattern can’t be beat. I’m sort of surprised that I’ve heard on the Internets that people are intimidated by the length of this pattern because, honestly, it’s soooo worth mucking through the pattern. Just keep reading. Just keep reading. It’s worth it, I promise!

What has you excited these days? Please share!

Happy knitting :)

2 thoughts on “excitement about heels!

  1. I’m excited about your monthly video posts! I just found your site via Instagram about a month ago. I have been spinning blind for a few years and am now trying to get more technical and intentional about what I spin. Thanks for sharing.

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