4KCBWDAY5 Something A Bit Different

4KCBWDAY5 Something A Bit Different It’s the annual challenge to blog in a way different to how you normally blog. You may choose to create a podcast, or vlog, create a wordless post or write in verse. You’ve already stretched your wings with an infographic, now it’s time to freestyle. You can post on any topic you like, but be sure to post in a style different from your usual blog presentation.

I thought I’d explain exactly why it is that I have so much Kaffe Fassett Regia Sock Yarn at the moment. I know a lot of people say “it’s not my fault!” because the yarn was calling to them, or because they just can’t help the shiny, but I have another problem.

Mr Awesome is an enabler! And I thought that as I now had a load of new yarn I should put some of it to some use. And as it will soon be coming up to two years since I met the wonderful Mr Awesome I thought he deserved a new pair of socks to go with his other two pairs.

After finding a masculine colourway I have cast on for a third pair of Giant Man socks.

As this yarn is self-striping I spent a while researching ways to play with the yarn to achieve an effect something other than simple stripes. After looking at a number of options I wanted something that was less fussy and more masculine than most of the options I had seen so have devised a new pattern that makes the most of this yarn’s qualities.

I’m really enjoying both the effect and simplicity of design of these socks, and they are flying along as the stitch is so easy to execute. As the stitch I am using does require the use of a stitchmarker I have selected one of the most cheery from my collection, in the form of a dainty teacup.

Working with this yarn to bring out and emphasise its qualities (in this case the colour changes and self-striping nature) is a very House Of Monkey thing to do, and though it may be a few days late I realise that I have now found my mascot project!

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22 thoughts on “4KCBWDAY5 Something A Bit Different

  1. Lol, love the stitch you devised for the striping, very effective! Love Kaffe Fassett too! Feeling all anxious now that I might have missed £1 a ball wool ~ Hobbeycraft here I come!

  2. Married to an enabler as well and I love it that he bought yarn for the 13 year old who is hooking him a scarf in woven stitch at the moment. Your blog is so calming, I am hooked (no pun intended!)on your graphics.

  3. I love Hobbycraft! Unfortunately, Mr. Awesome doesn’t enjoy it as much as me, so I could never leave with piles of yarn. One of my favorite days is Tuesday morning when I meet with a lovely group of ladies for Knit and Natter at my local Hobbycraft. Great fun!

  4. Love those socks, the colorway, the pattern! I generally do not like “stripped” socks but that little extra really makes me want to knit self-striping with that pattern!

  5. Hooray for enablers! I am so happy have one of my very own! 🙂

    Yours is a fantastic “something different”!

    My original idea was so cute, but I just couldn’t get it worked out…FOR NOW. But because of your awesome challenge I can NOT wait to try it out in the future. Many thanks for organizing this!

  6. Enjoyed seeing myself in this update. I’m afraid the story is entirely true, with one detail left out:

    I held the basket up to the edge of the shelf and encouraged Mimi to just ‘sweep’ everything in. 🙂

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