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:
There are more pictures and information on the ravelry project page, if you’re curious.
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.
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:
So many ends to weave in!

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

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  • 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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