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operation sock yarn // catching up

June 27, 2014

Since I started this project, I completed one pair of scrap socks every month: March & April. I forgot to post the socks for May, but here’s a picture:
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There are more pictures and information on the ravelry project page, if you’re curious.
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Here is the June edition: they are more neutral than the last pairs of socks. I used seven different kinds of fingering weight yarn yet only managed to use up one skein. Oh well, I guess there will be many more blue-ish #operationsockyarn socks in the future.
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My two sock yarn boxes are still pretty full but at least I’m able to close them again. The worst part of using up scrap yarns is this:
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So many ends to weave in!

Are you also working on diminishing your (scrap) stash?

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5 Comments

  • Reply Nancy June 27, 2014 at 15:34

    It is satisfying to use scraps to knit socks, and your socks are beautiful.

    • Reply froggeddesigns June 29, 2014 at 09:08

      Yes, indeed it is. Although I'm not very fond of weaving in ends, scrap socks are currently my favorite knitting projects – relatively quick, easy to make and portable. Oh and the results are always gorgeous and unique 🙂

  • Reply Kaiya June 27, 2014 at 17:42

    Oh no! How do you manage all of those ends? Just looking at the photo nearly gives me a panic attack!

    I try to use my sock yarn scraps as contrasting toes and cuffs for more socks, but I use the Russian join in order to avoid dealing with ends.

    • Reply froggeddesigns June 29, 2014 at 09:13

      I just looked up the Russian join in method. It looks awesome! Is it durable enough for socks? I've tried the double knot technique before (Jane Richmond posted a tutorial on youtube) but it wasn't strong enough for socks and I had to frog an entire pair 🙁 But I'l give the Russian join in a try – would be sooo awesome if I didn't have to spend two hours weaving in ends once I finished a pair of socks 😉

  • Reply Noget Uldent July 2, 2014 at 08:41

    Thank goodness for being able to close them again. I love yarn, but my overflowing yarn bin isn't making me happy, just the opposite in fact.

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