Saturday, August 27, 2011

School Socks

Just in time for the new school year, my School Socks are finished. They only took me something like eight months to complete. Eh. Whatever. 

I must admit, I love having a plain pair of stockinette socks on the needles. It's really nice to be able to just grab your project bag and know you won't have to worry about counting or patterns or anything.

Even though I had to frog the original sock (due to size issues, of course) once I got some momentum with the socks, they flew off the needles. Each sock took maybe two or three days. At this rate I just may make my resolution of knitting four pairs of socks this year (I have cast on for my scrappy Wolmeise socks but have only made it past the toe).  It's still too warm here to be wearing wool socks, but now I'm actually starting to look forward to fall and, dare I say, winter when I can finally start wearing some of the handknits I've amassed in the last couple of years. I am now on the lookout for shoes to wear to school that will show off my handknit socks. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Yarn: Malabrigo Sock in Azules and Lettuce
Needles: #1
Began: January 17
Completed: August 22

I'd also like to mention that my two year knitaversary is coming up rather soon. Of course I'm hoping to do something fun for it but things at my house have been quite transitional lately. I ended up getting hired to a different school just this week. I know you're thinking, didn't that already happen? Well yes, and then it happened again. And this just happens to be a school district I was desperately trying to get hired into all summer. I ended up having something like five interviews and then was hired on Tuesday, the same day as kindergarten open house, and then school started Thursday. So now I'm playing a frantic game of Catch Up. My hope is to not let the blog suffer for too long but in case you start to wonder what in the world is going on, now you know.


  1. what lovely socks, I too am counting down the days until cooler weather so I can wear my handknits.

  2. Love the socks! Congratulations on the "newest" position. I am glad it ended up being the one you were wanting in the first place. :)

  3. Our first day was suppose to be Monday, but it has been cancelled due to Irene....good luck in your new school..and I loves those socks!

  4. Good luck with your NEW new job! I'm so glad you got hired where you want to be.

    And those socks are very pretty. Great color combination! I've still got some lacy socks hanging around on my needles, but when I (eventually) finish them I plan to start a pair of stockinette. I like having easy knitting for the bus and my lunch break.

  5. Awesome socks! I love the green and blue together. :) As far as shoes go, I love Bjorn shoes and they have some nice Mary Jane types that show off socks beautifully.

    And good luck with yoru new job! How fun!


  6. congratulations on the new position! I wear my handknit socks with clogs. dansko's are my favorite and I also have a pair of naot's. (and clogs are great to wear when you're on your feet all day!)

  7. Your new socks are beautiful and congratulations on your new job!

  8. I really like your school socks! Congratulations on the job at the school of your choice. I don't have any shoe recommendations--With school starting, I've only been shopping for kids lately.

  9. Love them! I always have the lingering problem with socks (and I'm a victim of SSS-with at least two finished single socks in my household. Tragic). I'm interested to see your Wollmeise scrap socks! Congrats on the job you really wanted, Andrea. I know you'll catch up soon!

  10. so that's great news that you got this job! congrats! love the socks.


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