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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!

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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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July 14, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

 
The May 2021 Knitterly Things sock yarn club yarn is Cheerful.
I really like these bright colors. 
Such a fun self-striping yarn.
All that remains is to close up the toes and they will be ready for when the cold weather returns.  

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July 9, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

The June 2021 Knitterly Things sock yarn club yarn is Collide. 
This time the coordinating mini has speckles. Such a a fun surprise. 
I so enjoy a self-striping yarn! All that's left is to close up those toes. I surprised myself by getting them to match.  

For those of you keeping track (that number is likely zero) I missed Wednesday this week. That's the first missed post in a long time. 

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

 
I've had these little cakes waiting to become socks for entirely too long. I decided it was time to get cranking. Yarn is Knit Picks Stroll Gradient Duos. It looks like they no longer offer these with two small (50 gram) cakes. You can buy their larger Stroll Gradient in 100 gram cakes. 
I decided to make the heels contrast my using the center of the ball for the contrast heel. The last pair I made I cranked right through and I wasn't as happy with the result. You can check out that pair in this post from ...

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June 11, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

 Even though it is summer here I keep making socks. 
This is the toe on another pair of monster socks. Machine-knit socks use a simple short-row heel and toe. 
Every once in a while I get a comment on my sock photos asking why the toes are open, or how someone is supposed to wear these. The simple answer is that these aren't finished. 
The next step is where I pick up the live stitches onto two short circular needles and remove the waste yarn. This is very similar to how commercially made socks are finished. Just look at ...

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June 4, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

When I make monster socks I use the mini mast to make two row stripes easy. Here is close-up. 
I grabbed some blues and made these great monster socks. What are monster socks? That is when I use three, or more, different yarns to make a pair of wonderfully scrappy socks. This pair uses four different yarns including a tweedy blue (Knit Picks Stroll Tweed), a fun stripe (Knit Picks Felici), a second striping yarn (Knit Picks Stroll), and a blue and green ombre (Cascade Heritage Wave). They can out so much better than I imagined. 

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May 28, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

The latest pair of cranky socks. These were made with Activ yarn I bought from CSM Supplies. I wish I had all the colors. 

On our short trip north I finished up the socks from last week. This pair of monster socks. This is how I Kitchener stitch the toes closed. First I transfer to live stitches onto a pair of short circulars, then Kitchener as one would any pair of socks. There are other ways to do this. This is just the way I am most comfortable. 
And this pair made with some more Activ yarn. I gifted a ...

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May 21, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I was in the mood for some monster socks. I grabbed this purple Knit Picks Stroll and this fun Knit Picks Felici and got cranking. 
I added contrast heels in electric blue along with some other leftovers from other socks. Every pair of monster socks is unique and I love that. I'm not even close to running out of leftovers to make more. 
After making the monster socks I took a break (monster socks take almost twice a long as socks made with a single yarn) from the concentration of monster socks and made a simple pair of cocks ...

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May 14, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

Even though they aren't done when they come off the machine I feel like I've accomplished something. these were made with six different yarns. Some Knit Picks Stroll, Knit Picks Felici, a couple leftover bits from Knit Picks Stroll I dyed myself, and some Cascade. They all came together to create these delightful socks. 
Kitchener stitching the toes closed takes less time than it does to watch a single episode of  Death in Paradise. I think I'll add these to my Etsy shop the next time I do a shop update. 

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May 7, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I saw an Instagram post by Knitterly Things for a sock yarn of the month club available for the next three months. I've never participated in a sock yarn club and I have a great pair of socks made with Knittrely Things yarn that I love. Sounded perfect. I signed up and paid for the three months. 
I signed up to get a coordinating little hank for heels and toes. Aren't these colors delightful?
I wound my yarn into cakes, set up my machine and got cranking.
In no time I had an almost finished pair of socks ...

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May 5, 2021
Remade Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I knit this pair of socks in November of 2019. The last time they came out of the wash one sock had a hole. I could mend the sock, or rip them both out and knit them again. I went with the latter. 
The first step was to get rid of the toes. The wear at the toes was enough to make unraveling the knitting too difficult. 
I wound the yarn onto my niddy noddy into hanks. 
While unraveling one sock the yarn got tangled so I ended up with two small hanks and one larger one. 
After a wash ...

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