The Sock-A-Month Knitalong!

Trekking XXL 100 SocksI finally finished these socks back in December, but thanks to the hand issues, I didn’t get a chance to photograph them until now. (Click the photo to see it larger.) I wrote about them before because they were the socks that made me bitter. I knit the first sock, and right as I got to the part where the heel flap ended, there was a join in the yarn. The foot of the sock turned out ok, but the second sock was terrible. Muddy. Icky colors. And while this yarn doesn’t have a repeat really, my yarn was repeating. Like I said, it made me bitter. Surprisingly, I don’t like to start a new knitting project until I finish another one, so it had me at a standstill for awhile.

So the socks ended up tossed to the side, ignored.

Until someone finally made the smart observation that maybe if I knit the second sock from the outside of the ball, I would be happy. So that was exactly what I did, and now I love my socks.

Liz gets props for turning me onto this yarn. It is Trekking XXL in color 100, and I loved working with it. I purchased mine from and delivery was very fast. Props to them for good service.

The pattern is Knit 3, Purl 1, 64 stitches, on US 1 needles (I always have to size down, so most would use a larger needle), modification of the 56 stitch, 56 row pattern done with the Magic Loop method.

These were finished in December, 2005 so they won’t count for The Sock-A-Month Knitalong, but I have two more pairs on the needles already, so I’m all set! If you want to join the fun, let the Knittin’ Mom know! I was bummed that I missed the sign up for 200Socks, so I was glad when I found this KAL today!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

4 replies on “The Sock-A-Month Knitalong!”

Yeah! Thanks for letting me know, Chrissy! I turned the heel on my Jawoll socks, which are – surprise, surprise – pink and black! (Along with gray and white.) So I might get a January pair in too!

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