Monday, March 28, 2011

Monster Socks


Even though the Monster Socks used a lot of scrap yarn, I am not completely pleased with them. I don't like the way I carried the yarn on the inside - a technique that I definitely need to improve.

Fair warning, if you make these socks with scrap yarn, be prepared to weave in a lot of loose ends.

Made with fingering weight, superwash wool scraps on size 2 needles, these socks will go into the donation box.

12 comments:

  1. That is one of the problems with using yarn scraps...the dreaded ends ;) I think your socks came out great and I bet there is someone out there waiting for these special socks to love :)

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  2. I love those!! So scrappy and wonderful...love them!

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  3. Nancy, I really like these! I have to say that I struggle when I use multiple colors of yarn as well. One of these days, when I have time, I will master this skill.

    GREAT job though!!

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  4. You may not be pleased with the inside, but the outside is beautiful. It even looks like you were able to match the stripes.

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  5. Where do you donate the socks? Just asking, because I have a lot of scrap sock yarn.

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  6. I can't see the inside but I am liking the outside:)

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  7. They look great though. I love all the colors and that they are not perfectly matched. My youngest daughter always likes her sock to be a little different from one another.

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  8. LOVE the look of these! Weaving yarn tails is not fun... UGGGHHH! These really turned out to be beauties!

    Kat

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  9. They look awesome Nancy, but I hate working in ends so understand completely where you're coming from there.

    Can't remember if I ask you this, I know I've been meaning too...gees I need to start writing things down. How did you add the written name to your posts...nice touch.
    Sandy

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  10. I'm so sorry you didn't like them. I think they're fantastic. I hear you about weaving in all those dreaded loose ends. I will do just about anything to avoid weaving in ends. Thanks for the tips. I really think they're beautiful. Maybe if it were just 2 skeins of yarn - one solid and one self-striping - it might give a similar effect without all the weaving??? What do you think?

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  11. An inspiring use of leftovers though!!! Cannot believe youll donate them after all that work...you are truly a self less giver and knitter

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  12. The outside looks fantastic!

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