Friday, June 5, 2015

Knitting: mint chocolate chip socks.

Here are my latest socks! One of my 2015 resolutions was to knit myself six pairs of socks, and this is my sixth pair. (See previous socks: New Year's, River Bed, Irish Oats, First Handspun, Make Believe.) I definitely didn't expect to meet that goal this soon, but what can I say? I've really been loving sock knitting this year. :)

I'm sure I'll make at least one more pair later this year, but for now I think I'm going to take a little break from socks to focus on some bigger projects. I want to knit a couple of sweaters, plus I want to learn to knit colorwork and lace (well, slightly more challenging lace than the little I've done so far).

These are just basic vanilla socks. (My favorite kind to knit, because they're mindless: good for TV and car knitting.) The yarn is from Gershubie Fiber Arts, which I bought at the fiber festival back in April. It's the Solfege yarn in the Nell colorway. But being the dessert lover that I am, the first thing I thought of when I saw it was mint chocolate favorite ice cream flavor. :) These pictures look a little washed out, but the heel photo shows just how minty green the yarn is. It's interesting that one of the socks ended up with a lot more brown than the other did!


  1. congrats on meeting your goals...the socks are yummy & beautiful.

  2. Congrats on reaching your goal! That's awesome and takes the pressure off if you want to casually knit another pair without a deadline. Your newest pair is gorgeous :) the colors look good enough to eat. I love how tall you made them!

    1. Thanks! Yes, it feels good to already have that goal out of the way. :) I usually knit an 8 inch cuff before the heel because I love cozy, tall socks (and getting the most out of the yarn!).

  3. Gorgeous socks! And they do look like mint chocolate chip ice cream. I almost want to eat them ;)

  4. That title makes me wish for a big bowl of mint ice cream. ;)

    Looks like a cozy and pretty pair of socks.


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