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January 21, 2022
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

When I make Monster Socks I'm never quite sure how they will turn out.  
I grabbed my brightest speckle and some self-striping with black and pink, pulled in some Knit Picks Stroll in Pucker and Highlighter, and made these beauties. I love Stroll for socks and other accessories. So soft. 
I also added yellow toes to this pair made with Activ yarn (color: Colorado) I purchased from CSM Supplies. I would buy all the colors if I could. 

Pairs of socks knit in 2022: 4

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January 14, 2022
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

This wonderful yarn from Knitterly Things has waited long enough. While I do enjoy a good bargain, I also like to support small business when I can. Both of these were part of the Knitterly Things Fall Sock Club. If you have the ability I highly recommend joining the club at least once. You can learn more by checking out the Vesper Sock Yarn Club 2022 page. I am seriously considering signing up for the next one. 
I love this look down into the sock. 
All that's left is to knit the toes closed with the Kitchener Stitch. I ...

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January 7, 2022
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I was looking at a pair of socks I knit using Regia Pairfect and decided to try a similar effect. These were made using three different yarns. Knit Picks Stroll Tweed for the cuff, heel, toe, and foot. The striping yarn is Knit Picks Felici Sock Yarn. The third yarn is Knit Picks Bare Stroll Fingering that I dyed a couple years ago. I really enjoy using Knit Picks yarn and the price point is somewhere between inexpensive and hand-dyed. Give them a try if you are looking for something like this. Overall, this experiment was a success. I'm ...

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December 31, 2021
Sock Club from Becca's Crazy Projects

I was so pleased with my last Vesper Sock Yarn Club from Knitterly Things that I decided to sign up for the fall club. I went with the 'Classic Sock', a 80/20 Superwash Merino & Nylon 2ply, and the Mini Skein Option. I love the little skeins of coordinating yarn to work the heels and toes.
I wound up the skeins into balls and I'm ready to get cranking. I may need to buy another 
Monster Socks Yarn Kit from Knitterly Things because I may need another pair of monster socks. 

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December 27, 2021
Monster Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

Since last week I have accomplished exactly one thing. I made this pair of socks. Four different yarns (two solids and three self-striping) were used to make these Monster Socks. That is it. I guess I've been taking time to do other things. What have you been up to? 

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December 24, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

Perhaps no one needs a pair of super colorful monster socks. Perhaps I need those socks. 
Every time I knit a pair of these I remember why I love making them so much. The colors are just such a delight. Yarn is thick sock from Knitterly Things. Check them out for self-striping yarns as well as kits to make your very own pair of monster socks

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December 10, 2021
Early Mid-Winter Surprise from Becca's Crazy Projects

For mid-winter my friends sent me a gift certificate for Knit Picks. Since it came in time to meet the Black Friday sale I used it right away. Yesterday, that box of wonder landed on my front porch. 
I bought the current colors of Felici in fingering weight. Because I love mixing up this self-striping yarn with other self-striping yarn and Stroll solids (which I also bought). I love how they rotate through the colors, always offering something new. You could buy new colors several times a year and have more socks than you would need in a rainbow of ...

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December 3, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been cranking out socks with my new yarn. This pink is so much fun. 
I'm trying some contrast toes. I think the next pair will have pink toes. 
This colorway is a nice change. 
Here is a contrast toe. It still amazes me how I can shape the toe on the machine. 
Now to Kitchener stitch the toes closed and get them ready for gifting. 

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November 24, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I recently ordered yarn from CSM Supplies. I like buying from Jamie because she always makes the transaction special. I didn't really need more sock yarn but I wanted more options for holiday sock giving. 
I ordered three new colorways and coordinating solids. I like making contrast toes so you can pair them up using the toe colors. 
First was this fun colorway paired with blue. 
Then this one that I had from a previous order paired with pink. 
I still transfer the live stitches onto a pair of short circular needles and finish each sock by hand using ...

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October 25, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

Sometimes I want to make simple socks and this self-striping yarn is perfect for that. 

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October 6, 2021
Monster Socks from Knitterly Things from Becca's Crazy Projects

When I saw that Julia over at Knitterly Things had Monster Sock Yarn Kits available I jumped right over to pick up my own. My well packed kit showed up on Monday so I wanted to share it with you. 
It is such a great pack of fun!
Measuring tape, tiny scissors, some stitch markers, and suckers I really shouldn't be so excited about. And the wonderful self-striping yarns! These are going to become socks this weekend. I can't wait!

Pick up your own Monster Socks Yarn Kit from Knitterly Things. Even if monster socks aren't your ...

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October 1, 2021
Monster Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I promised more monster socks, so here is another pair. 
This includes yarn left over from my last pair of monster socks. I like these more than I should. Remember, matching socks are for adventuresome spirits. 
I made a second pair. This time I let this blue be the unifying force.
No matter how many of these I knit I still have yarn. So much fun! Now I have to sit still long enough to close up the toes. 

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September 24, 2021
Monster Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I wanted to join the Monster Sock Knit Along so I grabbed all my little bits of yarn from Brediculous and got cranking. I had a bunch of little 5 gram balls I ordered a year or two ago. This seemed the perfect project. 
I used one-row stripes and two-row stripes to blend the colors together. 
I think they turned out pretty great! The best news is that I didn't run of yarn. I have another pair on the way. 

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September 17, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I wanted a simple pair of socks. I was so surprised when I realized the stripes matched. That doesn't happen often. Yarn is Aktiv I purchased from CSM Supplies

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September 10, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

So much yarn, so little time. Somehow I had two 50 gram balls of Felici in this colorway. 
Sometimes I make socks that match. I considered making the toes in black. Then I realized my eyes aren't as young as they used to be. I didn't wan to struggle through closing up the toes on black yarn. So, these got this amazing pink. I think they turned out quite nicely. 

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September 3, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I cranked out these simple socks last week. Such a simple pair. Socks don't always have to be fancy. 

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August 13, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I felt like making some monster socks last weekend. This is what came of that. I'm a little sad I didn't make these in my size. I wonder how many pairs I've made this year. 

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July 30, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I swear my hand stitches were never this neat. I love the splashes of color in this yarn. 
All that's left is to close up the toes with the Kitchener stitch. 

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July 23, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last week I made another pair of monster socks. The heel is made by working short rows on half the cylinder needles. 
These are still my favorite socks. I love hour I can mix the yarns together and come up with a unique pair every time. 

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July 16, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

 Super quick post so you can get on with your weekend. 
Last week I made these fun monster socks using leftover Activ yarn I purchased from CSM Supplies. I've finished them and given them to Darling Husband. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. See you next week!

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