operation sock yarn // the finale

April 11, 2015

A little over a year ago I started #operationsockyarn to motivate myself to use up all those bits of fingering weight yarn I had. Today I’m sharing my (for now) last pair of scrap socks.

Is my scrap stash completely used up? Nope. But I turned all those small bits and pieces into scrap socks which only leaves me with ‘big’ leftovers (we’re talking 50 grams plus…) which I’ll turn into small toys eventually.IMG_1813
But for now I’m calling this project done because I have other things I want to focus on right now. Of course that doesn’t mean I won’t be knitting any scrap socks in the future. But I’m focusing my knitting energy on other projects.

So here’s the last pair of scrappy socks. You might notice that they are not quite symmetrical. That’s because I was working with very, very small scraps and didn’t want to throw away any yarn simply because I’d have two more rows than on the other socks.
Is this my favorite pair of socks I made for this challenge? Definitely not. But it’s a happy pair nonetheless because a) it got me my creative mojo back and b) it means I get to cast on a new pair of socks using one single skein – this will make knitting in the subway SO much easier.

Check back tomorrow for a ‘project planning post’ – I have lots of awesome projects in the pipeline that I can’t wait to get started on. But first, let’s get some sleep.

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  • Reply Lisa-24-7 April 12, 2015 at 01:09

    I need to make myself a pair. What a lovely job!

  • Reply Britney April 12, 2015 at 06:50


  • Reply Tahnee April 12, 2015 at 08:34

    I always love the look of scrappy socks, it's like all those scraps were meant to come together in one sock somehow.

  • Reply Tired Teacher April 12, 2015 at 13:59

    They look fabulous. Nicely done!

  • Reply Patricia April 20, 2015 at 06:04

    Because I love all of your scrappy socks, I'll knit my next pair from scraps too. Well done!

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