Posts Tagged ‘hermione socks’

Not surprisingly, I am a little bit behind on some of my knitting projects. This pair of Hermione socks will be a birthday gift for my sister in NY. Her birthday was in December, but thankfully, she has been a very patient sissy.

The first sock is complete, and I am two pattern repeats from beginning the heel on the second sock. The yarn is The Fibre Company’s Canopy Fingering, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite sock yarns. Unlike last time, I am knitting this pattern in one solid color- Paw-Paw, which my sister picked out herself.

If you’ve never tried this yarn, I highly recommend it. It is a soft and slightly fuzzy blend of alpaca, merino wool and bamboo, and comes in beautiful kettle-dyed shades that are perfect for spring knitting. Once these are finished, I’ll move on to finishing my mother-in-law’s Shaelyn, followed by my Hedgerow socks.

So many projects, so very little time…Have a lovely week!

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“I hope you’re pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed – or worse, expelled. Now if you don’t mind, I’m going to bed.” ~hermione granger

How adorable are these socks? I am in love with the texture, the fit, the colors…everything!I used Spud & Chloe Fine yarn, which is a luminescent blend of silk and wool.  The fiber just made the stitches sing!  The cuff and heel are knit in the popcorn color, and the leg is knit in cricket. The colors are absolutely perfect for spring.I did a few mods, of course.  The leg from cuff to gusset is only 12 pattern repeats, not the 18 called for in the pattern.  Also, I did a standard heel flap, eliminating the modified garter stitch flap used in the pattern. After all gusset decreases were worked, I knit 11 more pattern repeats for the foot before switching to popcorn and knitting the toe.I soaked the socks for a bit then stretch-blocked them on a towel, which resulted in a fabric with a nice amount of drape.  The silk makes them so luxurious!

Here are the details, in case any of you muggles want to knit your own pair:

  • Pattern: Hermione’s Everyday Sock by Erica Leuder {free knitting pattern!}
  • Yarn: Spud & Chloe Fine in #7804-Cricket and #7800-Popcorn, 1 skein each. {there was yarn to spare}
  • Needles: Size US 0 dpns. At least my feet are a size 0, right?
  • Size made: For a 6 1/2 foot

My goal is to knit 12 pairs of socks this year – one pair a month. The evil stepmother socks are for January, these will be for February, and March is on the needles.  Two down, ten to go.

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hello, monday.

Monday is the day when I do the grocery shopping, all of my cleaning and the laundry – basically, setting the house back to normal after the weekend. I didn’t do much of anything this weekend, except for sock knitting. The first Hermione is finished, and I am about 1/3 of the way finished with her mate. It was a nice, relaxing couple of days.My friend Dona and I have started our own personal ‘sock of the month’ club – the goal is to knit one pair of socks each month this year. The Evil Stepmother socks count as January’s, even though I just finished them, and the Hermione socks will be for February. The stitch definition looks beautiful in the wool and silk yarn, don’t you think?Dona is already on May – she knits two socks at a time using the magic loop method. You can visit her new blog here – she takes such beautiful pictures of her knitting!  Also, she is helping me with my french lessons, which is very sweet of her.

What will you be doing on this gray, cloudy Monday?

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Today I need to recharge my batteries, so I plan on spending the day with some new friends from the library, as well as my Hermione socks and my sketchbook.  Oh, and a nice full pot of italian roast coffee. 

Doesn’t that sound wonderfully dreamy?

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I am finally going to use this lovely wool and silk Spud & Chloe yarn to knit up a pair of Hermione socks. One skein would not be enough to make a pair, so I’ll use the Cricket (green) to knit the body and the Popcorn (cream) to knit the cuff, heel and toe.  They are perfect spring colors, aren’t they?

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