April Socks

My April Socks got finished on April 1. Mostly because I didn’t have anything else on the needles at home.

This pair is another for my mom. I did the typical style I generally do for her socks, but, I added an afterthought heel instead of the regular heel. Just because when I was knitting them, I was on the go and had already packed my pattern book that gives me the heel instructions for that particular sock.

The yarn is Opal, which I love for a hard wearing pair of socks.

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My May socks I started this morning. I am knitting them out of reclaimed yarn. Originally I’d knit a pair of shorty socks out of this yarn, but they never fit correctly, and I’d saved the remainder of the skein. So, awhile back I frogged the shorty socks and decided to knit something else with them.

First, I used that yarn for the heels and toes of Mr. Ink’s socks. Then, I weighed the remainder. I’ll knit toe up socks with an afterthought heel using the remainder of the yarn. For the heels, I will use the remainder of the dark blue from Mr. Ink’s socks.

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And fortunately for me, this can take an entire two months! Plus, it’s going to be fairly mindless knitting, so I can keep the sock with me on the go and work on it when I get an opportunity without worrying about a pattern. Perfect choice for this particular month.