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Once apon a sock - looking backwards and forwards

This month I can't talk about socks that I've knit, because it was a sadly sock free month. I did have two dramas:

A pair of Tardis socks I knit for Leon in December 2012. It might be darnable, but the thinning goes all the way round the back. Also, I used up all my blue sock yarn scraps. Oops.

I also got  a hole in both of these lovelies. Spindle spun in super soft merino, and knitted in 2010, before I knew better, it's surprising they lasted this long.I think I've got some of the original yarn in the stash box, so I'll darn them again, even through they are quite worn and pilled now.

In future sock knitting joy, at the Sheep Show I bought a pair of two millimeter ChiaGo DPNs. I'm pretty excited about them - my HiyaHiya sharps are good, but they are very, very sharp, so I'm excited to be able to compare, and also to possibly make tandem socks.


As I like to do on the first Thursday of the month, I'm linking up with Paula, of Spin a yarn. I love seeing everyone else's monthly sock adventures. Come see what everyone else is knitting for their feet, or join in yourself.

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  1. Awww...so sorry about the holes in your socks. I think a good practice for me is to make sure I keep a little bit of the yarn for each sock I've made so when it happens to me, I'll be ready. I've already had to do that for a hat that I made for my husband. Goodness knows what he got up to that wore a hole in it :D I'd love to hear your thoughts on the ChiaGoo DPNs. All of my DPNs are bamboo but I've been wondering what metal would be like.

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    1. Well, I know I can't knit socks on 2mm DPNs, because they break! I love metal needles - if Signature went down to a 2 mm, I wouldn't have to think twice about what needles I like best!

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  2. Oh that's too bad about the socks...I've not had to do the darning thing yet....

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  3. Oh no, sock holes, woe! On the plus side it shows how much they have been worn and loved (and give you an excuse to knit some more!)

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  4. That's pretty good going before darning is required! I hope you can rescue the Tardis socks. :)

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