Thursday, May 10, 2012

Something's Brewing


Hi Knitters,
Remember when I said I had been cleaning out my knitting studio? One thing I came across while sorting was a lot of left over sock yarn odds and ends. It's a pretty sure bet that many of you have this same situation.

Well, after stewing around on this idea for months and enviously looking at these examples.... 

Did you look at those incredible socks? Yup, that's what I'm doing.


I gathered my quickly increasing pile of sock yarn oddballs, blindly grabbed a skein, cast on, and now it will begin....

What do you say? If you want to join me in conquering the fingering weight yarn piles around you, gather your odds and ends of sock yarn and meet me back here!
best, susie

28 comments:

Brandi Schoch said...

I love the ideas especially an afghan you could start it now and then keep adding as you have more leftover yarn.

Charles said...

I've seen a scarf made in the round so you don't have to deal with all those ends!

Brenda said...

Now you tell me! I am committed to two others for making socks, and now this pops up and I cannot take time to do it. Bummer! Plus 3 other skeins awaiting my attention for other socks ... I think I see a pattern here, and I don't mean more socks. Oh, well ... I will get to it.

Madingley said...

I have so much leftover sockyarn that it has been no problem to pick yarns that look good together. I like to use about six different yarns and eight-round stripes. They are amazingly satisfying and surprisingly pretty.

Kateri said...

What a fabulous idea. I'm happy to join you in a great clean-up project which will hopefully end with terrific Christmas presents....Thanks for the inspiration.

sauceyjill said...

I'm in! I've been wanting to cast on some socks ever since Nicky started the sock thread in the Itty Bitty Knits group! What a fun weekend project!

emilene leblanc said...

you're killing me susan! i don't have many sock yarn scraps but a ton of worsted. you're making me want to start something fun with my scraps but i need to finish all the things i have planned for the new baby in june !!

Sally said...

Oh, I'm in! There's also Heather Sebastian's Blender Socks. Check out the project pages to see how creative people have gotten with it: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/blender-socks/people

Susan B. Anderson said...

oooh, sally, i forgot about the blender socks! i love those and am adding the link:) thanks so much.

Renee Anne said...

If I get to the point where I have enough bits and bobs of sock yarns taking up space in my stash, I'll probably want in on this. But that's going to take awhile, I think...since I'm only on my 4th and 5th pairs of socks right now.

For a second, I thought you were pondering selling some stash at Guild on Monday.....

Jeanie said...

Very fun! Cant' wait to see what you come up with:)

Jennifer said...

I'm so in! I need some mindless TV knitting and it would feel great to get rid of all my leftovers!

Kathleen said...

Ooooh! I love all of the sock links! I'd join you if I wasn't still in a sock funk (it's been almost 2 years now!). I'll have to live vicariously through your pair of fun socks in progress. Can't wait to see how they turn out!

Suzanne said...

I never thought of this before! I bet if I make a pair my kids will fight over them for crazy sock day.

stephigordon said...

Great patterns! I'm sure you've seen along the lines the pattern for a blanket that uses sock yarns - individual hexagons (or octagons, something) that are attached to one another while knitting... ea one out of different sock yarns... so pretty! Can be a multi year project for all of the leftover yarns... I can try to find the pattern if you're at all interested. ( :

stephigordon said...

I lied - sorry - squares make up the blanket - fun and crazy. ( : http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sock-yarn-blanket

DebrafromMD said...

Oh, I am so in.

karen alho said...

I had 40 grams leftover that I loved. It's now halfway to a pretty little cowl!

Kateri said...

Another idea I saw for sock yarn is a scarf knit on the diagonal. It was on display at our local yarn store. The stripey pattern was a terrific blend of colors. If memory serves me today, there are probably links to various patterns online.
Another gem from the local yarn store was the saying - I don't knit because I'm patient: I'm patient because I knit!

Jill said...

There is a sweater and pattern displayed at my favorite local knit shop, Mass. Avenue Knits, in Indianapolis that uses a variety of multi-colored and self-striping sock yarns doubled with solid sock or fingering yarn. If the solid color is carried throughout is makes a cohesive tweedy, colorful sweater.

Jill said...

There is a sweater and pattern displayed at my favorite local knit shop, Mass. Avenue Knits, in Indianapolis that uses a variety of multi-colored and self-striping sock yarns doubled with solid sock or fingering yarn. If the solid color is carried throughout is makes a cohesive tweedy, colorful sweater.

Armida said...

Wow, those are all beautiful socks!! I have lots of scraps hanging around so I think I may join you on this!! Thanks for the idea and inspiration!

Malin said...

Thanks for the lovely links! I especially like the first ones, the wide striped socks. And the Blender Socks are great too.

browneyegurl35 said...

I always wondered what to do with leftover sock yarn. Thanks for sharing I will be making the blender socks

cocoavanilla said...

Casting on tomorrow! Great spring/summer knitting.

bEaNieS said...

Hi, I am looking for the blue hat with skull on it.. I would like the oattern in alk sizes.

Also do you have a pattern for a fun fur infants hat with a ribbed edge in a dk yarn / can you send me a link to purchase. Thanks

Susan B. Anderson said...

hi beanies, here is a link to my ravelry pattern shop:
http://www.ravelry.com/stores/susan-b-anderson-designs

I am not sure if there is something there you are interested in or not!

susan

Penny said...

I have no idea why it never occured to me to do this!? Onward!