Red varigated summer socks

IMG_4674We get venison scraps in the fall for our dogs.  They come packaged in the large banana boxes with 40-50# of meat in a box, frozen.   So when we have room for separate packages in the “dog” freezer, we thaw it out and repackage it into daily portions.   This was one of the morning chores today.



When that was done, I started another pair of short summer socks, because after counting, I need at least another 5 pair for this summer.  One should not have to wash more than once a week and then sometimes, it is a tad longer.   So rummaging through the scraps, I like this variegated red yarn and had this other yarn that had some of the reds along with whites and blues.   I took time to go to the dentist and when I returned, I definitely needed something to sit and do.  I have just finished the heel and picked up the instep heel.  If this isn’t enough yarn (after weighing), I’ll look for another solid to go with them.  Or maybe the blue-gray and white that I have would work.

How many of you are now knitting socks – even summer socks?  And how many of you are mixing the yarn left from other socks to make a new pair?  I’d like to think that I have company.



8 Responses

  1. Sally Walter says:

    I mix cotton yarn in dishcloths but I like to save my small bits of sock yarn in case I need it to fix a hole in my socks. This is the “darning” method I will use if I need to: http://jackie-es.com/the-designing-day/repairing-a-hand-knit-sock-with-a-knit-in-place-patch.php

    • sharon says:

      I usually save only a small bit for mending, so I can use the rest of the yarn. I tried that method last time, and I really liked the way it worked.

      • Sally Walter says:

        I never have much left when I make a pair of socks. It takes more yarn to get over my high instep. I knit toe up, so I generally knit until I have just a bit left. My socks are generally just long enough. It’s good to know that method is a good one. I really like the looks of it better than darning.

        • sharon says:

          If I make them for a size 8 woman’s shoe, I have left overs, but only a bit when I make them for a size 11 men’s shoe.

  2. I tend to knit socks year round! Sometimes I knit my left over yarn into baby booties. If I knit stripped socks with 2-3 colors,,I tend to have a fair bit left over.

    • sharon says:

      Baby booties sounds like a great idea, but we don’t have any babies. In that case, what do you do, donate them?

  3. Dar in MO says:

    Yes, I am starting to use some leftover yarns from a great blogger to try some scrappy socks. And I’m still knitting socks in the summer.
    I could use some short ones too.