Blueberry Waffle Socks (Pair No. 3)

 

 

I have been knitting so many itty bitty sock stitches of late that I think I have officially lost my mind. As in, I drove away from the grocery store in the middle of a full blown mother-toddler meltdown (it was ugly) with my wallet flying!!!! off the top of my car*.

I am frazzled. Frayed. Nearing the end of my holiday knitting marathon.

I may make it over the finish line. Barely. But it won’t be pretty.

This will be me: wavering to the finish line, like a drunk zombie, foaming at the mouth, stumbling those final steps, before I crumble to the ground and clutch my knees in relief/agony/insanity.

Or, you’ll have to drag me out of a muddy ditch along the final mile, clutching my needles, wrapped in yarn, mumbling gibberish.

It could happen.

In the meantime, there is this: NEVER AGAIN.

No more holiday knits using sock weight yarn. And definitely no lace weight. I made that mistake once before. The recipient received her Christmas gift for Valentine’s Day that year.

Hey, it happens.
Free Blueberry Waffle sock pattern. Perfect beginner (or expert) sock knit!

On the bright side…

Blueberry Waffle socks (Pair No. 3) are officially off the needles. Ends woven. Gift wrap awaiting. Destined for my mother. I can only hope they fit.

This is the third time I have used this free pattern (which has it’s own hashtag on Instagram no less). The pattern works for me. I have it memorized and know what to expect, at least when I knit with Madelinetosh Sock. I used the Thyme colorway, ordered online. For me, it was on the boring side of what I usually get from a Madelinetosh colorway…very subtle variation.

Free Blueberry Waffle sock pattern. Perfect beginner (or expert) sock knit!

The first sock of Blueberry Waffle No. 4 is also complete (destined for my aunt), but a mate is still needed. This means I have two days to knit a sock.

Heaven help me..

 

*I didn’t notice until much later when I couldn’t find it anywhere…then remembered. A good citizen returned it to the post office the next day…joys of small town living!

 

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13 Comments

  • Reply Tina December 23, 2015 at 4:57 am

    Such lovely socks and the color is perfect to show of the design too! I’m making Harris Tweed socks which is basically the same stitch pattern has the Blueberry Waffles. Almost done with the second sock ๐Ÿ™‚ Fingers crossed you can finish yours … I know you can!

  • Reply pumpkin sunrise December 23, 2015 at 6:01 am

    that is a beautiful stitch pattern and I love them on wee socks. I’ve made that stitch pattern into scarves and I think a pair of my husband’s socks.

  • Reply Alina December 23, 2015 at 7:15 am

    The socks look wonderful! Reading your thoughts on gift knitting, I am happy that I didn’t pumper anybody with handknits this Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Ady Grafovna December 23, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Your socks are lovely and I am sure they will be well-received and appreciated! ????

  • Reply Jeanette Bruffett December 23, 2015 at 8:06 am

    I have that pattern saved but have yet to make it. those socks looks great and I laughed at your description of how your feeling right about now. I am thankfully done with my holiday knits but my poor daughter over extended herself on making things and she is up each night until 3:00 and at it all day….she feels just like you. I told her that no one will be upset if some gifts dont get done but she is still pushing forward. good luck with that last sock!!

  • Reply Donna December 23, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Christmas gifts in lace weight? I can safely say that should not happen. Unless you start a year or two in advance. The socks look great. Have a very Merry Christmas!

  • Reply thesoaringsheep December 23, 2015 at 11:29 am

    They look very pretty ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m a lazy knitter, I’ve not really made any Christmas gifts this year

  • Reply itsallaboutpurple December 23, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    could we meet for a drink??? nothing has gone as planned for me but it has little to do with knitting!! this is the third wallet story i have read, 2 were not returned.

    i have yet to food shop and i am cooking dinner, yes, nothing is going as planned….but i do have a list!!!

    merry christmas, i do hope it is filled with joy!!!!

  • Reply itsallaboutpurple December 23, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    ooohhhhh those socks are beautiful!!!!!

  • Reply Lucy Bowen December 23, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Thankful you found your wallet! The socks are gorgeous and you will make it with the last one, I’m sure.

  • Reply adelightfulglow December 27, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    The socks are lovely!

    And quite glad your wallet was returned. I have frazzled moments too!

  • Reply VickyC October 14, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    My first visit to your site. I really enjoyed your humor and agree with you on all things sock knitting. None for me, yet..but next on the needles! I don’t waste any time on patterns that won’t show, either…and add turbo needles are the best!

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