Sock Progress Sunday: Trenchcoats and Birthday Cakes

I’ve had quite a bit of time to knit this week, so I have made excellent progress on some socks.

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The first project has been posted on the blog before, but I have a finished sock and have a fairly good start on the second one now.  This is the TurtlePurl Yarns Striped Turtle Toes in the Trenchcoat colorway.  I am making these in just my plain vanilla sock recipe with a Fish Lips Kiss Heel.   I am hoping to finish the second sock this week, but we will see how the week goes.

The second project is what I am calling my Birthday Cake socks.  I am using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso base in the Happy Birthday Cupcake! colorway.  For these socks I am using the Geek Socks pattern by Wei S. Leong that was published on Knitty.  I will be subbing out the suggested heel for my preferred Fish Lips Kiss heel, but am otherwise following the pattern pretty closely.  I do have one reservation – I am  not sure if I am going to like walking on the slipped stitch pattern under my foot, but I wanted to do something different than my normal vanilla sock pattern so I am going to get the foot portion done, and then try it on after the heel and walk around some.  If i find it too distracting, I may rip it out.  I am hoping I will not notice it, though, and won’t have to start over.

Both of these pairs will count for both my Stash Dash and Splash Pad Party 2016 KALs I am participating in once I get them finished.  Both of these KALs were mentioned in a Tip Tuesday post that you can find at this link.

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