Sunday, February 15, 2009

Octopus and an FO

While I'm again waiting for my next sock club yarn to arrive, I'm making a pair of Circle Socks (or what I've dubbed my octopus socks). Octopus because the pattern reminds me of the suckers on the bottom of an octopus arm. A colorful octopus arm.  My next sock club doesn't arrive for a couple of weeks now and will be a package from Woolgirl. Of course I can't wait..

Anyway, the octopus socks are super easy to make. Simple knit, purl, with a few slip stitches for the 'bars' between the two. I've been knitting these while on the subway and was able to ditch the pattern within the first pattern repeat. I had some striped sock yarn laying around in my stash but didn't just want to make a boring pair of striped socks. This pattern jazzed it up without getting too complicated. I finished the first sock this morning.

I have also finished my Queen of Beads socks from my first shipment of the Rockin' Sock Club.  They came out beautiful and fit great. I haven't actually worn them out of the house, though...I have to get on that.

My next Rockin' Sock Club shipment isn't until March. Thank god I have another sock club to dream about.


  1. Didn't you just fave the octopus socks? Holy crap lady, you knit fast.

  2. Those Octopus socks are awesome! Aren't the 'Queen of Beads' fantastic? I finished mine faster than any sock kit yet I think.