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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 20, 2021
Islender Socks from Monas Creativity

A quick project between projects, Islender socks in Viking Sportsragg.

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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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April 26, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

 
I've had this yarn for a few months. Sunday I wanted an easy project. I grabbed this ball of Activ and got cranking. I bought this yarn from CSM Supplies
When I want a quick project I go for a colorful yarn and the hung hem. These socks are simple and I love that. I wear this style of sock almost every day. Above, I'm in the process of hanging the hem.  
I wanted to compare the ball of yarn (the first photo) to the finished fabric. This is one of the challenges of buying multi-colored yarn. You ...

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

 
It is fun to see how different yarns pool when you work with them. This yarn is one a dyed a while back and I had just a little over 50 grams left. I added contrast cuff, heel, and toe. I think they came out great!

Don't forget to follow me on Instagram (@beccascrazyprojects) and my Etsy shop Becca's Crazy Projects to get updates on what I'm doing and when listings go live. 

Want more information about circular sock knitting machines, tools, and attachments? I recommend you head over to CSM Love. They have collected so many ...

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

Sometimes I go back to a project, tool, or technique and remember why I tried it in the first place. This amazing machine is no exception. Every time I make a pair of socks I am pleased with the process and the results. 
These were made using Cascade Yarns Heritage Wave. This fun yarn makes very wearable socks. They full (the stitches plump with washing making a denser fabric) a little bit in the wash so if you want a lighter sock this yarn might not be perfect for you. 

Don't forget to follow me on Instagram (@beccascrazyprojects) and ...

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March 30, 2021
Grandmother socks from Monas Creativity

 

2 pair of old-fashioned socks off the needles. My feet are always cold at night.
Yarn: Fjell Sokkegarn nr 3 by Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.
Pattern: Oldermorsokken.  Can be downloaded for free.
Have quite a bit of yarn left, which the pattern had more sizes!

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February 26, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

On the 14th I grabbed these two yarns and made an amazing pair of socks for myself. 
I used this delicious pink called Pucker for the cuffs, heels, and toes. The self-striping yarn is called Goth Kitty. Both yarns are from Knit Picks. 
These are super-cute and I'm excited about wearing them. 

Don't forget to follow me on Instagram (@beccascrazyprojects) and my Etsy shop Becca's Crazy Projects to get updates on what I'm doing and when listings go live. 

Want more information about circular sock knitting machines, tools, and attachments? I recommend you head over to ...

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February 12, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

 
I knit up another pair using this fun colorway (I think it is called Circus) with contrasting cuff, heels, and toes. Both yarns are from Knit Picks

The contrast parts really make these socks great to me. 

Don't forget to follow me on Instagram (@beccascrazyprojects) and my Etsy shop Becca's Crazy Projects to get updates on what I'm doing and when listings go live. 

Want more information about circular sock knitting machines, tools, and attachments? I recommend you head over to CSM Love. They have collected so many resources in one easy-to-use site. I used the site ...

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