Sunday, 19 April 2015

Finished Object: Faux Cable Socks

Pattern: Faux Cable Socks by Jen Lucas
Yarn: Lang Yarns Jawoll Magic Dégradé
Colours: Brown to Yellow
Needles: 2.5mm DPS
Start of project: April 12, 2015
End of project: April 19, 2015

On Ravelry

My bee socks are done. I am a bit ambivalent about them. I think the pattern looks nice and they didn't take long to knit, but there wasn't a lot of passion on my side. I always think I should knit more socks while forgetting that I don't particularly like to knit them. It's not the second sock that bothers me, but the fit is never quite right. They have to be very tight to fit well afterwards and that's hard to do. Another thing I find hard with sock is to wash them carefully. At first I wash them by hand but then I get bored with doing that and I push them in the washing maschine where they suffer until they look all fuzzy.

I am also not that sure about the colour I chose. The brown yellow looked like fun in the yarn shop but now I find them a bit silly, looking like a bumble bee.

I guess I shouldn't overthink it so much and either stop knitting socks or just wear them without too much blabla ;-)


  1. These socks are fantastic.
    I have learned with socks knitting how to get used to and appreciate colors out of my comfort zone. Sometimes it is rather fun not to overthink them. :)

    1. thank you Andi. I hope I'll appreciate them more next fall. Right now, it's almost too warm for socks anyway ;-)