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Once Upon a Sock - August 2019

My August just flew by, with a ridiculous number of small projects - a baby jumper, three hats, a cropped jumper for me and and a colourwork cowl. But you are not here to here about all of that, you are here for the socks. There were two pairs this month, a pair of sneaker liners for me, and a pair of full sized socks, also for me.

The full socks were a Rachael Coopey pattern from the book "Harry Potter Knits" or 'Wizarding Knits, as it was called in countries were copy-write is a thing. I bought the book years and years ago, and this is the first thing I knit from it.  They were really fun socks, mirroring each other, and quite fancy, without being difficult.

I knit them from Socks that Rock that I redyed myself. I was very happy with the colours, but I was also aware going in to it that the yarn got brighter as it went along. Not surprising, as they were dyed on different base colours. It made me remember how much I love a really tight twist sock yarn. Most of the yarns I've been knitting with are soft and sort of floppy, even when knit on 2mm needles. All in all I'm calling this project a rousing success.

Knitting two pairs of socks this month takes my annual count to  10 (although one pair are baby socks, so maybe I won't count them.) In September I'm only likely to knit one pair of sneaker liners, but I'm already getting excited for sOctober.

I'm joining in with "Once Upon a Sock" a monthly link party where we talk about our sock knitting. Come check it out here.


  1. Ooh! Very pretty! I love the detail in the socks and the colorway, even if it does get brighter. They're more like fraternal twins :)


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