Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

Finished the first Muppet sock (Vanessa antiopa Socks by Hunter Hammersen) including switching out the purled toe for a ribbed toe to match the cuff. I didn’t love the idea of a purled toe with this colorway – I do love the ribbed toe.
Muppet Sock

Then, I started the second sock. Wasn’t happy with the pooling (deja vu) – too much green all on one side. Frogged it. Started over.
Muppet Sock & book
These socks were going to be for my mom and I was worried they would be too small. They were a wee bit tight and it turns out that she’s not a huge fan of the colorway even though she did like the pattern. Luckily for me, Turtle LOVES the colors and they’ll fit her. Winning!

To see what others are working on, check out:
Tami’s Amis
Small Things (I’m reading “French Women Don’t Get Fat” for the third time. This book really motivates me to only eat things that satisfy me.)
Frontier Dreams

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I felt like a genius for coming up with this pattern (Vanessa antiopa Socks) and colorway pairing and getting them to play nice… until I reached the heel. After turning the heel, yarn started pooling in a Kermit-like manner on top of the sock (a lot of green). (note: I gave up on the dpn’s with this pattern and switched to circular needles – there was some laddering and I finally decided it was not worth it.)

Muppet Sock 1

Once I got down to 66 stitches, the color pooling started to behave itself a bit better and things were once again chugging along…..until I realized that I did not actually read the pattern and was supposed to have continued row ONE of the chart all the way through the gusset decreases. Well, crap.

Muppet Sock 2

I must frog. This makes me think of Kermit again.

Muppet Socks 3

Ok. Row one ’til I finish the decreases. check. Now, onto the foot AND the rest of the chart. In spite of the false starts, I still think these socks are a quick fun knit.

Mine raveled here

To see what others are working on, check out:
Tami’s Amis
Small Things (I finished reading Outlander – I rather enjoyed it. At some point, I’ll dive into the sequel.)
Frontier Dreams

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Ok, I’m trying not to be bitter with Lorna’s Laces because I’m reasonably sure it is not the yarn’s fault that every time I knit with it, the socks seem to be cursed. But….the evidence is mounting.

To recap, there were the Mermaids. Then, the Gentlemen’s Fancy Socks.
and now….the Rainbow Connection Muppet Socks are giving me a wee bit of trouble.
Pattern: Vanessa Antiopa by Hunter Hammersen
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces solemate
Colorway: Rainbow
Rainbow Yarn
Take 1 – size Large 2.25mm (got gauge, but I really don’t like the way the yarn is pooling)
Take 1 - rainbow sock
Take 2 – size Medium 2.5mm needles
Take 2 - rainbow sock

This striping pleases me, but I’ve just realized that I’m not doing the twisted decreases, but rather just plain ole knit two togethers. I’m totally going to end up ripping back to the ribbing……..Third time’s the charm. (she types optimistically while humming Rainbow Connection to herself)

To see what others are working on, check out:
Tami’s Amis
Small Things (I’m reading Outlander and really enjoying it, but man, it is LONG!)
Frontier Dreams

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