Road Trip Socks

Over the three day weekend, the husband and I ventured to Ohio for his family's annual picnic. That left me with several hours of good knitting time this weekend. While I have lots of good projects on the needles, I decided what I really wanted was to knit up that beautiful Felici yarn.

If you follow me on Twitter, you already saw these, but I thought I would share them here for the Twitterless.

Here is my sock somewhere between our house and the Indiana border (i.e. still in Illinois):

By the time we were in the middle of Indiana, my sock looked like this:

When the sock entered Ohio, the waste yarn had been placed for the afterthought heel and I was still happily knitting along.

Over the couple of days that we were in Ohio, the sock barely got any love. Just a row here and there in the morning at the hotel. So on the way home I knit like the wind and eventually was ready to try an afterthought heel for the very first time:

I completely love this sock. I started on its mate last night after we got home. Took a little bit to get the second one started. I had to wind and cut some of the yarn so I could start it in the same place as the first. For (I think) the first time ever, I am attempting to have perfectly matching stripey socks.

How was your weekend? Do anything fun?


  1. LOVE! now I want some. What's the appeal of an afterthought heel?

  2. Adorable! Love the colors. Always wondered how Felici yarn knit up. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Awesome design and really nice combination of colors. I am a knitter too and I found your design very interesting. Also you have a very nice choice for yarns.

  4. my heel is pointy :(
    how do you make a non pointy heel?


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