The Blue Fabel socks are completed. I started these socks in August and they were finished by the end of September. Garnstudio’s Drops Fabel is one of my favourite socks yarns, the socks end up just stretchy enough to be super comfortable without completely losing their shape. Like with Dad’s 14th Socks, I used Judy’s Magic Cast-On for the toe and my regular short-row heel. Normally I attempt to make matching socks, but the Fabel colurway patterns are quite long and can be painful to find the matching spot on the next ball, so I made fraternal socks instead of identical this time.
The Blue Fabel socks are my seventh pair of socks knit this year. At this point I don’t think I’m going to make my very loose goal of 12 pairs in the year. Maybe I’ll try harder next year.
I did make one change to these socks though. I tried out a different toe. Instead of my usual short-row toe, I figured out Judy’s Magic Cast On and worked from the tip of the toe. I really like this method, and I might have a new go to way to start socks. It’s less fiddly than the short-row toe and easier to put down and pick up again later.
I added grosgrain ribbon to the button band of Hey Teach, but it didn’t solve the entire gaping problem. I have the button holes stitched into the second piece of grosgrain, I just need to sew it in place.
I also have three gift projects that I’ve been working on. They’re coming along well, but I don’t want to give any details away here. I’m not going crazy with Christmas knitting again this year, I have the projects that I’m currently working on plus another three or four small gifts planned.