One Sock, Two Socks ...

I've been on a bit of a finishing binge recently, not only did I finish a very cute baby sweater (the R&R Hoody by Tanis Lavallee) I also knit up a pair of baby socks and finished off my purse socks that have been around since mid-December.

  Little Squirrel Socks  by tincanknits - from their new Max & Bodhi's Wardrobe Collection.

Little Squirrel Socks by tincanknits - from their new Max & Bodhi's Wardrobe Collection.

 My personal sock pattern for self-striping sock yarn - pattern coming soon.

My personal sock pattern for self-striping sock yarn - pattern coming soon.

 I used a forethought heel (like an afterthought heel, but without the cutting) and used a different color for each of the heels.

I used a forethought heel (like an afterthought heel, but without the cutting) and used a different color for each of the heels.

And then I learned how to do something new, darning.  I made these socks for Carla years ago, but she caught them on the nails on our parent's kitchen floor (which is original pine with random nails that pop up from time to time) and got a hole.   So I told her to stop wearing them and then I never actually fixed them, so today, I darned them.

I think I made a bit of a mess out of them, so if anyone has a good video resource for sock darning, would you please share it in the links, because I don't get it.  However, the hole is closed and she can wear them again.  And they are CookieA socks, which were fun to knit and super cool.

 What they looked like when new - filters and camera phones do strange things to the color, the real socks are halfway between this color and the picture above.

What they looked like when new - filters and camera phones do strange things to the color, the real socks are halfway between this color and the picture above.

So, now I'm free to start up a few new pairs of socks (I've finished 6 pairs already this year), because they are the best things to knit!