New Year Finishing

I recently finished a big project, which I will go into later. For some reason, though, everyry time I finish a giant project I run out of steam. I have no desire to cast on something new for a week or so, but it usually puts me on a finishing kick. I decided to use my time this time around to finish a bunch of works in progress sitting in my sock bin.

I started with hubby’s Regia socks. These are knit out of Regia North Pole color, which is their six ply. This made it so I only had to knit 56 stitches around and they went surprisingly fast, especially considering he has size 13 feet. I used the Lifestyle Toe Up Sock method and knit them on US 1s. 

Socks from Stitches Midwest. Yarn: Knit One Crochet Too, Needles: US 2's (I should have used 1s). Pattern: Basic vanilla cuff down Ravelry Page

Socks from Stitches Midwest. Yarn: Knit One Crochet Too, Needles: US 2’s (I should have used 1s). Pattern: Basic vanilla cuff down Ravelry Page

With those done I started working on socks that have been sitting around a LONG time on New Year’s Eve. These were started in St. Louis when I visited Sarah from In a Sknit before we met Kristi, Susie and Danie from Prairie Girls Knit and Skin podcast, and Boston Jen from Down Cellar Studio podcast at Stitches Midwest. That trip was one of two that made 2014 a really fantastic year! All I had left on the second sock was the toe and weaving in the ends. 

Socks from Dominican Republic trip. Yarn: Patons Kroy Stripes  Needles: US 1s  Pattern: Basic vanilla cuff down sock with 3x1 rib on cuff and top of foot. Ravelry Page

Socks from Dominican Republic trip. Yarn: Patons Kroy Stripes  Needles: US 1s  Pattern: Basic vanilla cuff down sock with 3×1 rib on cuff and top of foot. Ravelry Page

I also pulled out the socks I started on my husband and my trip to Dominican Republic for our anniversary. I had finished knitting them awhile ago but had put off grafting the toes. I finally grafted them and I love them so much! They make me think of drinking margaritas on the beach while knitting.

Rainbow Dash Socks. Yarn: Cuppycake Yarnz Rainbow Dash  Needles: US 1's Pattern: Jeck  Ravelry Page

Rainbow Dash Socks. Yarn: Cuppycake Yarnz Rainbow Dash  Needles: US 1’s Pattern: Jeck  Ravelry Page

The last socks I finished during our New Year’s Eve celebration were from back in May, my Rainbow Dash socks. I hd a love-hate relationship with knitting these because I loved the yarn and how it knits in stockinette, but I didn’t like the pattern I had chosen. I had already frogged and reknit these once though because of the crazy pattern, so I didn’t want to do it again. Overall, though, I’m pretty happy. Last night I knit half of the foot on the second sock and the toe and wove in all the ends.

I can’t even tell you how excited I am to add so many pairs of socks to my sock drawer!  I love every pair, and with the freezing cold weather we have had they are a welcome addition to my wardrobe. Now I get to decide on what projects to start for the new year! Happy 2015, everyone!

What did you finish in 2014 that you are really proud of? Tell me all about it, and feel free to link to your blog and project pages!

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