Wacky Socks

This post is a day late, but honestly the skies were so dark all day yesterday, I didn’t even try to get a decent picture. Next week at school the kids are celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday and on Tuesday the kindergarteners get to wear wacky socks. I thought it would be a good opportunity to use up some leftover bits of worsted yarn. So indeed these socks are turning out quite wild.  The color combination is a bit much for my taste, but for a 5 year old they are “super duper wacky.” I’m trying a new technique, the afterthought heel. In a nutshell you fallow a regular top down sock pattern and when you get to the heel area you knit half the stitches in waste yarn and continue working. Then you go back to the waste yarn and essentially make another toe as the heel. I’m not a big sock knitter mostly for the heel issue, but this technique is amazingly simple and there are some good tutorials out there.

I stayed up late last night finishing The Weird Sisters and I’m moving onto The Marriage Plot. It’s nice getting out of my British historical fiction rut, but have no fear, Susan Kay Penman’s second book from the King Richard the Lionheart series comes out this Tuesday.

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I’ve linked up to Small Things Yarn Along.

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2 thoughts on “Wacky Socks

  1. How very fun! This week was princes and princesses week at preschool for my daughter. They spent the first 3 days of the week preparing their crowns, masks and learning how to waltz and today, they were having a ball! 🙂

  2. Great wacky socks! What a fun reason to make them. I am going to try the afterthought heel one day, it seems very clever and practical. Apparently it was developed when children were enlisted to help make socks for the family. they would knit the tube and then the adult would do the heel. Cool huh!

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