FO Friday #20: Sock Foot Slog

I finished these wee little socks for my new nephew:

BMFA Socks That Rock Mediumweight, colorway On Blueberry Hill

The feet on these things look comically large, but they’re only about 4″ and apparently 3.5-5″ is the recommended size for newborn sock feet. That seems pretty big to me but we’ll see! I’m heading down to Long Island later today to meet him, which I’m very excited about.

I’ve entered the dreaded sock foot slog on my Tour-de-Sock pair:

Cephalopod Yarns Skinny Bugga, colorways Blue Ringed Octopus, Ghost Moth, and undyed

I’m not sure why but once I reach the gusset the sock just starts to feel endless. I love the cuffs, the legs are exciting because I’m still learning the pattern, the heels are fiddly and therefore interesting… then it’s just sameness for a long while until the toe. When my socks stall out, they stall out here. That won’t happen with this one, but the instinct to do so is there! Especially with more-or-less plain stockinette.

So my boredom prompted me to start something else:

Malabrigo Dos, colorway Lettuce

This is a prototype for my first shawl design! I’ve had the idea kicking around for a while now but haven’t had time to sit down and chart things out. The actual shawl will be knit with an aran weight yarn so it’ll be nice and thick, but I’m working up a prototype in sport weight because 1) I didn’t want to keep frogging the shawl yarn and 2) it felt easier for me to see the pattern develop with smaller stitches. I’m really loving it so far and am excited about designing again! There’s no deadline on this and I still need to figure out the edging but progress is progress.

Hope you have wonderful Fridays! Check out more FOs below.



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