Sock Pretties with a FO

I have not been able to do much sock knitting since I slept on my elbow wrong in late June. Using barbecue tongs and knitting tightly on sock needles makes it ache. It’s odd but slowly mending. But doing just a few rounds at a time has allowed me to finish my Rose Quartz Calcareous socks.
Calcareous socks: FO
I really like the Socks that Rock lightweight for good cable pop!
Calcareous sock: cable detail
Although, I have to say this Rose Quartz colorway is not my favorite, and I do like pink. Here though it has too much lavender in it, and it looks more like luncheon meat than rose quartz.

You can also see that the gusset decreases are on top of the foot. The pattern is Calcareous by Hunter Hammersen of Violently Domestic. It’s a well-written pattern and the top-of-the-foot decreases fit the feet very well.
Calcareous socks: on feet
Hunter does interesting things with sock construction while maintaining top-down knitting, which is what I prefer. This cable pattern is rather ingenious in that it looks complicated, but most of the rounds are in fact just ribbing.
Calcareous sock: down leg

With those done, I went to knit the second sock of what I call my Corn on the Cob socks. It’s getting there.
Corn Cob Socks: WIP
I may have purchased that black/white/yellow boxy bag just for this pair of socks. I got it from ZigZag Stitches. This is my third bag from her, and they are really well constructed. I love the contrasting lining.
New boxy bag
Once I get this sock done, I plan to use this beautiful purple sock yarn.
Purple Cashmere Sock Yarn
It has cashmere in it!

Happy knitting!

12 thoughts on “Sock Pretties with a FO”

  • Luncheon Meat – that hot new colorway… 😉 Gorgeous socks!

    And why is it that no one ever warns us how damn dangerous sleeping is when you get past 35/40?!?!? Argh.

  • Luncheon meat- HA! I just got some Peepee Weepkins STR at Rhinebeck, and it’s a nice pink. Not lunchmeaty at all.

    I love the yarn and color for your corn on the cob socks!

    I hope your elbow continues to improve. That’s so frustrating!

  • I nearly spat out my Mountain Dew at “Luncheon Meat” – not something Tina would have aimed for I’m sure. Too funny!

    I’m digging on your Corn on the Cob socks though. What’s the pattern & yarn?

  • I about choked at the “luncheon meat” description! I mean, here I am, admiring this lovely, cabled sock . . . and then you throw “luncheon meat” out there! 🙂 The cables are lovely, and they do not look like “luncheon meat” in the photos.

    The “corn on the cob” socks are so cool! Love the mix of pattern and yarn — just perfect.

    It looks like you’re doing a great job of knitting socks, despite the elbow injury. Here’s to speedy healing!

  • I would never have thought “luncheon meat” without you suggesting it, but now that you have I definitely see it. Love both pairs of socks! I like that the pink pair looks complex, but the pattern is simple.

  • Ah — can you imagine a deli themed collection of yarn colorways? (Yeah, you’re right — let’s not!)

    While the color might not be appealing, it sure does highlight the great pattern! I love that the pattern is carried down the heel.

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