It is OuaS time again, the Monthly link up of fellow sock makers! You should join us!
Still not an awful lot of knitting happening at the moment but I have finished one Helical Bee sock. I am…not loving this particular heel on me and the foot is a tiny bit too short, which is a pity. However, I have just been back up in Yorkshire and it fits my mother, who loves handknit socks, to a tee so I shall be donating them to her once I’ve knitted the second one. Which I plan to cast on for shortly, in the hopes that it will be slightly less hot and sticky soon.
I am still loving the helical stripes though, so they will definitely make a reappearance in future socks for sure!
I am very tempted to try see if I can squeeze a pair of ankle socks out of some leftover WYS’s Rum Paradise as inspired by Paula‘s post for this month as my next pair of socks!
I might wear the full size pair I do have to Brighton Pride on Saturday (I’m in the parade, walking with Girl Guiding UK in my guise as a Guide Leader.) but I may make the final decision on the day as the weather is meant to be 27 degrees C, which might be a bit much for wool socks and a very long walk!
8 thoughts on “Once Upon a Sock – August 2018”
What heel do you find works best on you? I think one that has a heel flap and gusset works well for me. I also love the modified eye of partridge heel used in the Everyday Hermione’s socks. I have wide feet and a huge heel so I need room to get a sock on my foot.
Fish lips and eye of the partridge are both good for me – I do prefer a flap! I hadn’t tried a after-thought heel before and maybe there is a better one to try but this one is definitely not it for me.
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I have the Fish Lips Heel pattern; however haven’t had the chance to try it as of yet. I’ll have to do a vanilla pair of socks and try that soon. The after thought heel fits but it’s a little tight for me…I need the extra room that a heel flap gives me 🙂 I’ve only knit one once (well twice if you count both socks) for Susan B Anderson’s pattern, Smooth Operator. It was fun to do…just didn’t fit as well as it could have with a heel flap.
Love the yellow and black….Glad that you found someone to fit them…..I am a very selfish sock knitter….
I only knit socks for me and my mom, tbh! I have knitted for my dad (and do owe him another pair of socks) but he has size 11 (UK) feet!
Also, I’d rather not rip back. I hate frogging socks.
I’m sorry they don’t fit you, but glad your mum gets to benefit! They look ace.
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I love that helical spiral pattern; such a shame that I prefer to knit my socks toe-up, so haven’t bought the pattern. Isn’t it brilliant that somebody’s feet will always fit the socks you’ve knit!
Didn’t realise there was another Guide leader in the Once Upon a Sock crew. Is Brighton in LaSER or South West?
I reckon you could helical toe up – it’s just a matter of stopping/starting at the right point in the spiral! These ones are a mix of techniques from the Year of Techniques book.
We are legion. 😉 Brighton’s in LaSER, my sub-division is Brighton West. Are you a fellow LaSER guider?
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