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New socks

Huh, time has been flying! I can't understand it's so long since I last updated the blog! But it have been so busy months that I haven't even picked up the needles many times.

I started a pair of socks, with the intention to give them to my mother as birthday present. I managed to finish the first sock in May, but since Mum's birthday is on May 28th, I had to come up with something else for that, and the second sock is still not even started. The pattern is Latvian socks by Nancy Bush from Folk socks, and they are knitted on 2 mm dpns in a yarn by Villamokka called Mokkasukka in the colourway Iris. The yarn is a German Zitron yarn that is handpainted by Villamokka in Hämeenlinna.

The second Latvian sock has been suffering from the second sock syndrome, and when I finally had more time to think about knitting, I decided that instead of casting on for sock number 2 I would start a new sock. One reason was the weather, we have had a lot of rain, and the yarn I chose is the perfect antidote for rain: an other Mokkasukka yarn, this time in the colourway Viimeinen kejasari, Finnish for The Last Emperor. My girls are fighting over this yarn, but I think the younger one will end up as winner, the Snicket sock will be too small for her sister.


The pattern is the Snicket sock, a design by Sabine Riefler, previously published in MagKnits, but now available as free pattern in Ravelry. I'm knitting size one with 54 stitches on 2,5 mm dpns. And the heel. As you know I'm not a fan of short row heels. All ways now and then I test a new way to knit them, but so far, I haven't found a winner. But this heel is almost perfect, and I think the second sock will be even better, since now I really know what I'm doing. The stitches continue over the heel in a column not broken by the direction change of the heel, simply beautiful. Here is a close up of the heel.

And do not feel sorry over my older daughter, I bought two skeins of this beautiful yarn, she will get a pair of her own, but in an other pattern. I also bought two skeins of a blueish colourway, perfect for my boys. Or for Marina Piccola by Kate Gilberts, a design that reminds me so much of Italy that I'll knit it, sooner or later.

And while knitting these socks I dream of what to knit next. I long for a sweater project, but not a multicolour one, perhaps even something as opposite as charcoal or black... I absolutely need something in those colours. I love the colour of the socks I'm knitting right now, but for myself I feel for something more simple and serene.


Beautiful socks! The color of Snicket is just great. Glad to have you back at the blog!

I really like that orange colorway!

Glad to hear there has been some knitting! Socks are at least easy to squeeze in when time is limited.

Both socks are so pretty but I must say I am partial to the first pattern , especially since that is my fav color! Nice knitting Maud:-)

Thanks to you & your daughter-model for sending me some "simplicity & serenity" in the Friendship Shawl project which I knit in 50% silk, 50% merino (Berger du Nord) #6 US bamboo circulars (Clover). I am enjoying the community of knitters on your blog networking 'round the globe via cyberspace each blooming where they are growing!

Missed you!

The socks look nice, I do like the Snicket pattern. I have been looking at the Hanne Falkenberg designs, they might suit your next knit? Nice to read you again!

Gorgeous colors! And very very nice socks. :)

Been missing your posts of gorgeous knitting! The socks look great...Snicket is on my long list of socks to knit and I've got a similar color lined out for them!

Hi Maud,
I love the color of the yarn for those socks too and it's nice to see that you got to take the pictures outside on a sunny day.

What bright, cheery socks! Thanks for posting the picture of the Latvian socks; I've owned the book for years, but never moved beyond the basic pattern. I'm glad to see what one of the more elaborate patterns looks like "on the street"!

Glad to see you posting to the blog again. Lovely sock yarn! Wonderful colors and I do like that orange sock pattern.


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