Knit From Your Knitting, Part 2

About this time last year I was knitting my first ever socks from a sock blank. As I clicked away, Mr. Knitting Sarah looked across the room at me and then stared at my knitting.

“Are you knitting… from your knitting?”

Knitting from the sock blank, of course, that’s exactly what I was doing. I cam to realize that knitting from sock blanks definitely agrees with me. There’s something about being able to look at the upcoming color changes and say, “Oh, I will keep going until I get to the next bit of red,” or “I can’t wait to see how that dot of green knits into this fabric.” They are really great fun and a welcome change from my usual center-pull balls of yarn.

Earlier this year, a friend of mine gave me an awesome Andre Sue Knits sock blank (I’d give you the link, but I believe she’s ended her sock blank painting business). I cannot believe it, but I did not take a before picture! That’s not true… I took the picture, I just can’t find the picture. And I’ve searched everywhere it should be. [Insert huge eyeroll here.] In any case, if you tilt your head and use your imagination a little, the fabric in the back of this photo with the sheep — that’s the blank.

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I believe I received them in June and started knitting on them shortly after that. They’ve been my on-again-off-again knitting project ever since… until a couple of weeks ago when — after finishing my Tecumseh sweater — I found myself gloriously in-between big projects.

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Ta-da!

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Obviously, these are fraternal twins, not identical. I never mind that at all, but my apologies to those whose skin I just made crawl. Just take a deep breath or stop reading because there’s one more photo to go here.

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I really love the colors and the fit is superb. I didn’t take too many photos of these because I’ve actually worn and washed them a couple times!

It’s funny. I was recently considering switching to Fish Lips Kiss heels as my go-to heel. I’ve been using the Churchmouse Yarns & Teas Basic Sock pattern with its heel flap & gusset method for about a decade now and I really like it. And I know it really well. But I have a couple pair of Fish Lips Kiss heeled socks that have a pretty phenomenal fit. This pair of socks sends that plan into total limbo because the fit is just fantastic. I will have to do some pondering before I get to the heel on my next pair of socks!

21 thoughts on “Knit From Your Knitting, Part 2

  1. I switched to the FLK heel a few socks ago and really like it. Though I am trying an afterthought heel on the current pair just to mix things up!

    1. It’s great to try different heels and patterns! The afterthought heel can be tricky — you might have to play around with the decreases to get your fit just right. πŸ˜‰

  2. These look really great, love the color! I suspect sock blanks don’t really lend themselves to perfect matching, and honestly, these look great without it. The ones that bother me are stripes. Yep, you know me! πŸ˜‰πŸ™„

    1. πŸ˜€ I do!!! I think socks blanks *could* match up, depending on the blank and how it is painted. That said, I will never be the one to attempt to match them! XD

  3. I have used sock blanks a couple times mine came from The Lemonade Shop on Etsy, also from Leading Men. I use the Churchmouse Pattern also. I love that pattern and I really like sock blanks.

  4. What a cute blank and the socks are great! Interesting but not too flashy. I don’t mind fraternal twins at all, they make the knitting more interesting. And who else is really looking at your feet?

  5. These are gorgeous! I’m jealous that you got one of Andi’s blanks; they were always so pretty! I haven’t tried a blank yet, but would love to.

    1. A friend actually gave it to me as a gift! I was waiting for one of the woodland/forest scenes from her, but she closed up shop before I managed it. I love the colors of this blank though!

    1. I am a big fan of Churchmouse Yarns and Teas Basic Socks and the Fish Lips Kiss pattern. I also like Hermione’s Everyday Socks. It’s been a while since I branched out into more exotic patterns — I should do that!

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