Blueberry Waffle Socks (Pair No. 4)

Free Blueberry Waffle sock pattern. Off the needles. The last of the holiday knitting. My fourth pair of Blueberry Waffle socks. Even though I technically haven’t finished Pair Number Two.

Our little secret.

I used Madelinetosh Sock in Chicory. One of my favorite colorways (THE favorite Mad Tosh colorway yet, quite possibly). One could get lost in the rich purple-blue-grey depths. Very tonal. (I like that word: tonal. It has a nice sound to it.)

I was tempted to hoard these babies for myself. I really loved them, and I knit my soul into each sock, stitching frantically to finish for Christmas giving. It was close, and I whimpered a bit as I wrapped them. (The way a mother mourns when she sends her first child off to school.) I had made them longer than my own (itty bitty) feet, so they would have been too big for me.

Keep them, I could not.

I am going to take a rest from sock knitting for a while (i. e., two days). I was up to the wee hours swatching a new cowl, giddy with the ease of worsted weight yarn and 4.5 mm (size 7) needles. A welcomed change. All seems possible. The (knitting) world is my oyster.

With holiday knitting finished, I am bursting with new ideas for fresh projects, motivated to finish old projects, and generally just itching to knit something exciting and different. Break the mold. Be brave.

Using anything other than sock weight, that is.

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16 Comments

  • Reply Tina December 27, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Oh what lovely socks!!! I love them and the color is truly scrumptious πŸ™‚

  • Reply Monica December 27, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    I would have cried saying good bye to these awesomes socks! Enjoy the new project / two day break from sock knitting πŸ™‚

  • Reply Alexandra December 27, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Ohhhhh, I absolutely LOVE LOVE this pair of socks! I’m a sock collector of sorts. lol My hubby thinks I’m crazy as I have an entire drawer FILLED with knee socks. πŸ™‚

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life December 27, 2015 at 6:08 pm

      I definitely made them longer. My aunt prefers to wear long socks. Good thing I am such a nice niece.

  • Reply woolythymes December 28, 2015 at 4:40 am

    I was actually glad to be back to sock weight….my ‘people’ wanted chunky dorm socks this year. Sure, the gift knitting went faster, but there is just something about teeny needles and fingering weight yarn that soothes my soul!!! It sounds like it will be a happy new year for both of us!

  • Reply Alina December 28, 2015 at 6:20 am

    This is a stunning color!!! I would love a whole sweater in this “tonal” shade! πŸ™‚

  • Reply jappremdesigns December 28, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    I love that color. When I first saw the photos of your socks, the color reminded me of dark purple/black pearls.

  • Reply Ady Grafovna December 28, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Those socks are gorgeous!

  • Reply dianeschuller.com December 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    well I can see why you would want to keep them! I too love the change to a thicker yarn and needle. Wishing you a New Year filled with squishy yarn and calm nights for knitting!

  • Reply olivia December 29, 2015 at 8:03 am

    that really is a nice color. I hardly ever knit with such dark colors. I’ve never knit the blueberry waffle pattern, I am hoping to knit more socks in 2016. In my mind I am an amazing sock knitter but literally I finished only one pair in 2015 lol! I want to try new things next year, I’ll stick to fingering yarns though as that is what is mostly in my stash!

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life December 29, 2015 at 8:36 am

      Thanks Olivia. I also stay away from dark colors as a norm, but I knew my aunt would wear this color more.

  • Reply Melted Pierz October 6, 2016 at 10:00 am

    I’m a fairly experienced knitter ( 57 years) having knit everything from socks to christening gowns to a wedding dress. I think socks are difficult, but you are very encouraging. Thank you.

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