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FFNF: Very Bright Socks

March 30, 2018

It’s Friday and I have a finished object to share, how awesome is that? I wasn’t even planning on getting these socks done so quickly, but thanks to my small feet and a lack of other things to knit here we are.


These socks are small enough that they didn’t actually fit on the sock blockers too well. (You might be able to tell if you look at the heel stretching within an inch of its life.) They ended up using less than half a skein (each) of Felici (24 grams per sock out of a possible 50 grams.) It strikes me as odd that I finally achieved (is that the right word) this option with sock knitting and it was by accident.

I can remember when I was first starting out and how I would continuously weigh my skeins to see if I could get away with one 50 gram ball (aside from a random desire to do so, I think being a broke grad student helped in that drive.) Now of course the extra yarn isn’t nearly as big of triumph, it will end up in the sock yarn blanket (that will never end) and I plan on casting on the next pair of socks (once the yarn is delivered today, fingers crossed) no worries on trying to accidentally hit a former arbitrary goal, these are intended as a gift for someone else.

Do you ever have old goals from when you were first starting out knitting? Am I just a bit of an odd duck?


  1. I am still learning to knit socks. those look great and I hope mine turn out half as well as yours

  2. shellssells permalink

    My old rule was to use up yarn I didn’t like that I had in stash for awhile before using new stuff I loved. All this accomplished was me never ever using yarn I loved during the time which I loved it.

    Those socks are fantastically bright, perfect for this time of year!

  3. What fun socks!!! And a pair from a 50 gram ball? Good for you!

    I don’t know of any holdovers from my early days of knitting, but I suspect there are some!

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