My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.



Here is my progress on the second Nanner sock.

I’m getting there, but finishing this sock will be spilling over into the start of the Summer of Socks. Ah well, it can’t be helped!

I’ve decided for my first Summer of Socks project to do a sportweight sock — nothing like some immediate gratification to boost your spirits. Well, knitting socks in sportweight yarn is not exactly immediate, but it goes faster than fingering weight. Duh.

I’ve written up a pattern and now I just have to choose a yarn.

Fortunately I just got a package from The Loopy Ewe. Conveniently, I purchased two skeins of sportweight sock yarn, both from Yarntini.

Now I just have to decide which one to use first. Which one would you pick?

Speaking of the Summer of Socks

Are you looking for a fun sock pattern for the Summer of Socks? Check out Kristi’s new design “Guided By Love” available here. Read about it from the link — all profits are being donated to charity and the pattern is adorable. I’ve got my copy!

Meanwhile Back at the Ranch

Lucy is checking my sock in progress. Sometimes I think I work her too hard.


  1. Excellent timing on the package. Must be channeling my daughter here, but I’d go for the pink ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I would pick the pink. Right now I’m just all about the pink. It’s like I’ve been possessed by some sort of pink demon. You do recall how adverse I was to it, right? How quickly some people change.

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  3. Frances says:

    Use both to make fun stripey socks! love the colors and the yarn!

  4. Is Lucy wearing the sock?
    As for the Yarntini, I would use them together. But that’s just me.

  5. I seriously love your cat. ๐Ÿ˜›

  6. Melanie says:

    I think that both would be great in stripey socks. Or you could make a pair of socks with one each color?

  7. I agree with Ida and Frances – I think they’d look great together in stripes or slip stitch or something.

  8. JOANN-WI says:

    Beautiful colors from Yarntini! I agree with above, you should use both colors. It depends if you want 2 pairs of solid color socks, or 1 pair of multi-colored socks. I’m sure you’ll figure it out.

    I just knit with DK weight (Duet) for the first time and like the quickness of completion.

    Lucy looks like a hard-working quality-control supervisor!

  9. I love both colors and I agree with the others. Use both. Maybe even different heel and toe. Lucy is a prize.

  10. I’d choose green – just feels like summer…

  11. Lucy definitely looks exhausted. ๐Ÿ™‚ I like the pinky one. Beautiful green, though, oh – I don’t know…. I guess I’m no help after all.

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  12. Thanks so much for the shout out, Wendy! It means a lot to me and Seeing Eye I’m sure!

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  13. STRIPES!!!!

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  14. Thanks for the link to the socks pattern! I will have to get that pattern, definitely. I know just who should have them in my family.

    Me, I’d go for green, so summery, perfect start to the summer of socks! Knit the pink later when it’s hot, Hot, HOT!

    I’m doing Seasons of Lace AND Summer of Socks — since I realized that’s what I knit in summer anyway!

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  15. That’s a no-brainer for me! Of course, I’d choose the “rose” pink! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. patricia says:


    and give that cat a raise!

  17. technikat says:

    Go for the green! That’s the color of the grass after all this rain we’ve had.
    Let the roses bloom a little later.

  18. ChristyH says:

    I am sorry but it must be green. There are so many greens, you could lose yourself in them and it is my favorite color. ;0)

  19. Oh, I love the two together!

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  20. I would knit “mismatched” socks one with toe and heel in pink and rest of the sock in the green and then switch it for the other sock…..then you can send me your leftovers so I can knit them….I am on a yarn starvation until I have a job. How sad.

  21. Pink

    Wonderful sock pattern with the adorable paw prints

    Lucy needs to notify the proper authorities. Kitty Cruelty!

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  22. Darn. I didn’t know that yarntini came in sport weight. I must look closer at these things.

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  23. Since I’ve been intrigued by Grumperina’s helical striped socks, I vote for stripes (especially if you try out her method). I’m going to go order my “Guided by Love” sock pattern and probably some yarn and then some sport weight yarn from LE now so I’m all set. Just taking a chance, I’ll order some I can stripe in case it will work with your next pattern ๐Ÿ™‚

    I think the Guided by Love is so darn neat – what a great tribute ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you and Lucy have a great weekend! I’m on vaca until next Friday — haven’t seen the boss since Tuesday and won’t see him until July 1st! WOOOOO HOOOOOO

  24. I’m going for the pink for the first sock. It will be very bright and cheery after the paler, subtler ‘Nanner’.

  25. Paula in Iowa says:

    The Razzleberry pink!! I loves that color. Just today went to out local what-have-you store to get a birthday card for my brother and came home with razzleberry shorts and a matching striped t-shirt. And the card. I just can’t take me anywhere!

  26. Green. Always green.

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  27. Green – particularly in that shade. If I was feeling particularly froggy, I’d beg for it. But I won’t.

    I will beg for bacon however. Oh poo – I just said that out loud.

    I will, however squeel with delight when I see the finished product – no matter what it is!I will, however squeel with delight when I see the finished product – no matter what it is!

    Loving the pattern – it’s very nice and would make snifty summer socks!

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  28. Can’t find the sock now so you’ll know what I’m referring to, but what circular needles are you using? TIA, Sally

  29. Funny, but the photo is there now–it’s the Nanner sock. Sally

  30. Definitely pink. By itself. Alone. Solid unadulterated pink. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  31. Pensguys says:

    Pink…definitely the pink. ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Those colors look so good together I would want to try and use them both at the same time. Or make one sock in pink and the other in green (using the same pattern). If I had to choose one though I think I would go with pink.

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  33. I’d go for the pink…or maybe the green…goodness, I can’t make up my mind either!

    Thank you for the link to the sock pattern. It’s adorable and now officially on my to-do list.

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  34. The pink, mostly because you’re finishing a warm color with the Butter Peeps and I guess I like to alternate color families/”temps.” But I happen to love the lime green!

  35. Both! Use one for the heel and toe and the other for the main socks.

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  36. Green first. The leaves come out first on a flower and then the flowers bloom. At least….on most of them……

  37. Teresa (NC) says:

    Go for the Green! So summery and bright.

  38. Pssst…. fair-isle…

  39. Green, definitely.

  40. Lea--craftyfrogmom says:

    My first thought was how perfect both colors look together, but if made to choose only one color I would go with the green.

  41. I agree with whoever it was on Plurk who said use them both and make watermelon socks.

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  42. I’m thinking that lovely green for summer! Oh, knit them both…you were going to do more than one, anyway.

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  43. I would pick the lime green.It reminds of mint in a mojito.Yum!

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  44. Beautiful colors! Use both in a bold fair isle pattern? Does Lucy ever shed her undercoat? You should spin it if she does . . .

  45. Hmmmm – It’s Cynthia again, but I’ve probably only commented or 4 times. Don’t know where the “112” comments came from. A website error, or maybe I’ve been “sleep commenting”, like sleepwalking? If you only use one color, I’d vote for the green!

  46. Go with green! Always green…but that’s just me. Since I discovered the Loopy Ewe I have more green shades of yarn than it is simply sensible to own. Speaking of which, I got a Loopy Ewe package too! But mine had Tempted Glam Grrl in “soxy”. And I can’t believe Lucy is lying NEXT to the sock and not ON it.

  47. Definitely the green!

  48. Both colours are absolutely gorgeous – and so right for summer! I really couldn’t decide between them, so I think you should use them together. What a pretty combination! ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. I would use the green!

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  50. I’m casting on my nanner socks as my first SOS socks! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  51. Timmie B says:

    The Yarntini–go pink!!! I’m not a green person–sorry. I think if I can stay awake tomorrow night that I’ll actually finish my current OTN project. We had a slight mishap here this evening when I laid my knitting in my chair to answer the phone, Debit Dog stepped on one of my beloved 1.5 Addis and bent it. I was able to straighten it out but now have a designer needle with a slight crook. Gotta go watch Billy Bob and Craig…

  52. Theresa in Italy says:

    In this order, I’d say:
    1. both colors together
    2. green
    3. pink

    Weird, ’cause I love pink, but that is one gorgeous green!

  53. Margie from Maryland says:

    Both – I’m visualizing a pink sock with a single green strip near the top and green heel and toe.

  54. The green, I’m all about the green!

  55. Green, August green. Besides, green goes with anything. The pink is one of the loveliest I have seen in awhile, but I still would use the green first. Does Lucy get any vacation?

  56. Limey green!
    Mixing the two would be very retro preppy.

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  57. I would go with a combination – a little watermelon stripes for the summer ๐Ÿ™‚

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  58. i’d pick both… lol

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  59. Robin Pearce says:

    I would pick both colors, do stripes!

  60. I love the green! That Lucy is really a help when it comes to quality checking. I would then do the pink striped with maybe white.

    Love the nanners.

  61. I love the colors together, but because you’ve already picked out a pattern I would go with the green. Maybe Lucy will help you finish the Nanner sock while you’re at work…lol.

  62. I wasn’t looking for another pattern, but I got this one to throw in the queue! Somehow even though I have dozens of patterns, I think my own SOS will be one pair if I’m lucky. Lucy does look tired. I hope she has a relaxing day!

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  63. I agree with the “both” people. Yay stripes!

    I picked up my copy of that sock pattern yesterday. It’s a fun pattern with a great story behind the design. And if you did it in a Lucy colorway it would be like little Lucy pawprints! I might do mine in an orange for my orange boy, Simon.

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  64. I love the color of the Nanner Socks … they look yummy. Mmm.

    With the new colors, personally I would be tempted to make two matching socks one in each color, maybe with a band at the top with the colors switched, or switch the colors on the toes or something to pull them together into a pair.

    They look fun together, actually they look like happy colors together so that’s what I’d do. But, that’s just me and hey, I’m a bug with a butt that lights up so, who knows about my taste.

    Have a beautiful weekend!

    Warmest wishes,

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  65. I vote for both colors as well. Make them stripey, or do colorwork.

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  66. I would very much like the Nanner Sock pattern. I’m crazyfiberlady on plurk.


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  67. I haven’t read the other comments, but I love those two colors… together. IMNSHO, you should knit a pair (or two) of colorwork socks using both the pink and the green. I know you don’t usually combine colorwork and socks, but hey! live a little! ๐Ÿ™‚ Although doing colorwork might slow down your lightning-speed knitting, doing it in sport weight yarn will make up for that, right? Or you could do simple 2-round stripes on one of the pairs; those would be fast, and narrow enough that you could carry the unused color and avoid all that annoying weaving-in of ends.

    Just my 2 cents. Waddya say?

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  68. Ohhh, the Yarntini colors are so pretty!

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  69. I vote for Lime Green. But I do think that both colors look great together…Old school preppy style sock, like, OMG!

  70. ah, heck go crazy and try and use both….lol


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  71. As usual I’m a day late and a dollar short. Somebody always beats me to the good ideas. I am a HUGE fan of pink and green together and I would definitely find a way to use those two sock yarns TOGETHER. They’re FAB.

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  72. I vote green and I have request: Please make the Nannet pattern available to all of us, not just your plurge friends… Pleeese….

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  73. Sheila D says:

    Tht is a tough choice, I like the pink, but the green is calling out. I am sure what ever you choose it will look gorgeous.

    I have my copy of “Guided by Love” and can’t wait to try it. Now I just need to pick a sock yarn for it.

  74. I absolutely love the green! It positively screams summer. Love it!

  75. I agree that Lucy cannot possible be receiving adequate payment (though I truly believe you love and spoil her so very much) for the true beauty that she is….it would be impossible to do. I love the green but then I am really not a pink person.

    I absolutely love your sock patterns. I can’t tell you how many ‘would be’ sock knitters I’ve met at shows, etc. who ask me where to start. I write down your blog url and tell them that’s where I started!

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  76. Loving the green…a fabulous shade of summer.