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Lovumba remix!

I’m not entirely sure how this happened but I finished my September socks in record time. I have no explanation other than it was aliens.

Pattern: Paraphernalia by Taina Anttila.
Yarn: Fiber Optic Yarns Foot Notes in the colorway Rouge BATIK.
Needles: US 1 – 2.25 mm

I named this project Lovumba Remix after the song by Daddy Yankee. But of course, you say!

I loved knitting these socks. Heck, I may even knit a third pair some day… Stranger things have happened.

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My August socks are finally done! I lost all motivation for these socks partway through, not to mention that I put them down for a few weeks to knit some computer monsters (which were a big hit). So it is my pleasure to finally show off the socks that took waaaaay too long to knit.

Pattern: Freshet, my own design, this pair named Freshet: El Regreso
Yarn: Fiber Optic Yarns Foot Notes, colorway Sage Batik
Needles: US 1 – (2.25mm)

I’m currently working on another pair of Paraphernalia socks in red for September, and I’m almost done! These socks are fast and fun, I recommend the pattern.

Last night I picked up a project that has been hibernating for a few years. It’s a blanket I designed eons ago called Hanket. The problem with blankets knit from the center out is that when there are 396 stitches on the needles, it takes forever to knit one round. I’m using Cascade Ecowool and the plan is to knit on the blanket until I run out of yarn or stamina, whichever happens first. (My bet is on stamina…)

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Pattern: Maurice Moss socks (my own design for the month of July)
Yarn: Fiber Optic Foot Notes in the colorway espresso batik (80% Merino, 20% Nylon)
Needles: US 1 – (2.25mm)
Rating: I am so happy to be finished with these socks. That’s a rating, right?

Notes: I’m quite happy to be done knitting these socks. The espresso batik colorway is gorgeous but extremely dark. I had sit under just the right lighting in order to see the stitches properly. And man-sized socks take forever to knit, yo.

In contrast, I seem to be sailing through my August Freshet: El Regreso socks.

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I give up. I spent 2 weeks furiously charting stitch patterns and dreaming up sock designs only to scrap everything and start the Freshet socks again. sigh

I’m calling my August socks “Freshet: El Regreso”. Here is sock #1 in a lovely sage batik colorway by Fiber Optic. This is the 4th pair of socks I’ve knit this year in Fiber Optic yarn and I can’t say enough lovelies about this stuff.

I never did finish Markus’ July socks. It’s hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk today so I reckon he won’t be needing wool socks anytime soon.

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Gah, it’s hot out. So hot that I’m not really motivated to do anything. But, I was motivated just enough to take a photo of my new July socks. These are for Markus and named “Maurice Moss” after the nerdy character from the Britcom The IT Crowd. Markus is also a computer nerd/programmer. He developed Sconcho knitting chart software (which is free BTW so check it out) so I thought the name was fitting. And really, Moss is the funniest character in that show. It’s too bad it only ran for 4 seasons.

This yarn is DARK! So dark that I need some good back lighting in order to see what I’m knitting. The yarn is my favorite Fiber Optic Foot Notes in the colorway Espresso Batik. The stitch pattern is basically just a bit of swirly ribbing flanked with 2×2 ribbing, both front and back. This satisfies my love of ribbed socks without being too boring to knit.

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