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Cable Knit Socks Progress

This yarn color, Madelinetosh Merino Light in Maple Leaf, makes me so happy! The bright green just screams “spring”.

After finishing up my giant granny blanket (I plan on finally taking the finished pictures tomorrow! Finally.), I started searching for  a new personal project to keep my hands busy even busier than usual! 😉 At first I thought about trying this beautiful sock pattern from Spud & Cholë. To be honest, the knee-high length intimidated me a bit. An extra long pair of intricate cable socks would most likely cause me to fall ill of SSS (second sock syndrome). Instead I opted for this beautiful BFF sock pattern. My sock knitting experience is pretty basic so I am excited to learn new skills with this pattern. It is such a fun knit! The cable pattern is pretty simple and I love the look of the yarn’s color variations.

The yarn-in-a-teacup solution happened randomly. When my yarn ball kept rolling away from me, I spotted the teacup on the shelf, thought, “Hey, that looks about the same size as my yarn…”, put the yarn in the cup…problem solved! I will probably try to make a center pull ball next time, but for now this is working great!

The problem solving abilities of tea are endless.

I hope you are having a great week! How are your projects coming along? What are some of your favorite sock patterns?

  1. LOVE the colour, these are going to be adorable! I have a cardigan that kind of colour and I just wear it with everything I own. It seems to compliment all other colours and it makes me feel so happy and bright :)

    I love the ball of wool in the teacup, this would make a great decoration for your house!

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  2. nook. says:

    it’s looking fantastic so far! i am LOVING that colour! and you can realy never go wrong with madtosh. so excited to see them all finished! xo

  3. Ms. Cee C says:

    Such beautiful yarn! This is looking really great so far!

  4. I knit a hat with the same colour last fall. So pretty. :)

  5. Using a teacup is such a great idea! I’m between projects right now. Just finished a crocheted shawlette. Next up is a cabled wrap in a gorgeous, sparkly mohair blend.

  6. Your teacup looks much more stylish and picture worthy than my pasta pan holding my three balls of yarn!

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  8. Michèle says:

    How beautiful! Wow, I really like colour AND pattern a lot.

  9. eliza says:

    ooooh, it’s looking gorgeous! good luck! i have a hard time with cookie a patterns, but i’ve loved her pomatomus pattern for a looooong time. recently, though, i’ve been daydreaming about casting on for some netherfield socks (so pretty!)

  10. The latest fad seems to be to put your yarn ball in a tea pot with the yarn coming out of the spout. You might try that.

  11. Michelle says:

    I love your photos! I think my sister made something using that same colored yarn I think was a shawl or something.

    My blog: acolorfulcreation.blogspot.com

  12. Such gorgeous yarn, it makes me so happy just looking at it! I love it for socks, I can’t wait to see what they look like when they’re done.

  13. Maddy says:

    Such beautiful yarn! You are such a talented knitter. :) I haven’t attempted socks yet but they are on my to-knit list for sure.

  14. Patricia says:

    The color is beautiful. The sock pattern that I like a lot is the business casual sock from tanis fibers.

  15. Stephanie says:

    Great idea to use the teacup. I usually prefer not making center pull balls because they always end up tangling about 70% of the way into projects! Nice to have a cute solution to rolling balls.

  16. Ah, your gifs bring me so much joy!
    emma▼deer

  17. I love the color! It does scream Spring! And the pattern is absolutely gorgeous!

    xxTaylor @ tayknits.blogspot.com

  18. Audry says:

    I have a heck of a long sock queue on ravelry. But the last two pairs I made were quite enjoyable: Simply Skyp Socks and Smaug Socks.

    I’m looking forward to seeing how your socks turn out. The color looks great. Other than the color, I was wondering what inspired you to use Tosh Merino Light?

    • meredith says:

      Thanks for the pattern recommendations!

      The color was a big reason why I picked this yarn! Also, I saw another knitter working on this pattern on Instagram and they were using this yarn in a yellow color. Very pretty.

  19. bekswhoknits says:

    That gif is just awesome.

    I made a ‘yarn in a tea cup’ etsy board once. The two are very compatible.

  20. abby says:

    Gorgeous cables! Gorgeous yarn! Gorgeous colors!
    Bravo for knitting socks… I’ve never knitted any before, and let’s just say it’ll probably be a while until I attempt them. :-)
    Love your tea cup, too. TEA & KNITTING ftw.

  21. What a bright spot in my day! That green is amazing. Love the Pyrex teacup (I have cereal bowls with the same pattern — just in blue.)

  22. Meredith, the socks are gorgeous!! I love the color and of course the design; you can’t go wrong with Cookie A patterns 😉

  23. jen storer says:

    The yarn in a teacup is inspired! Love the way your gorgeous socks are shaping up. 😉

  24. Can I put an order in please x

  25. Textureknit says:

    Your so clever, I love the video of the unwinding yarn.

    I agree the colour is just blissful and the pattern looks perfect for socks.

    I am working on a crotchet granny square blanket and loving it so much am making a second one for another friend next.

  26. Such an adorable cable pattern! I’m just starting to mess with them myself and it’s o so fun! I’m really loving the color too, it’s such a happy “bright” green! <3

  27. interesting to read thank you I really liked your article I love your beautiful blog and so enjoy your posts.good job

  28. Love that color!! So pretty! :) Happy Thursday! xx Holly

  29. llamachick says:

    This is so lovely, I dont know if you have ever tried the two sock knitting method on a circular, looks interesting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqySdHjIPIc

  30. Liesl says:

    That yarn looks so lovely!

  31. Rosalina says:

    Really lovely and creative pictures. The green is such a beautiful color. It makes me feel like I am in a lush rain forest!

  32. Tereza says:

    oh i’m so jealous, I can oly knit scarves but I wish I could do this too 😉

  33. Mary says:

    Looks great! I love Madtosh! And Cookie A’s patterns are great. Monkeys were my first patterned socks.

    You may want to check out Wendy Johnson’s patterns if you’re looking for some good looking but non intimidating sock patterns. Almost all of them are toe-up but her first good Socks From the Toe Up book is great for beginners.

  34. manon 21 says:

    Un énorme coup de cœur pour ton univers,je commence le crochet …

    Bonjour de France

    manon

  35. Wow, love the colour of that wool!! Clever idea with the teacup too :)
    Jones x

  36. Alisa Kim says:

    I’ve been bugging my friend to make me a yarn bowl but maybe I won’t have to (probably will anyway though). I have some cute teacups laying around, this is such a great idea! And can’t wait to see how the socks turn out.

  37. What an amazing colour. I havent tried knitting socks yet but I think its something I must do soon, particularly before winter.

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