Using up the sockyarn stash

I can definitely recommend finding friends who have small girl-babies and using up sockyarn to make berets…

Sockyarn berets

These two took about two evenings and are superlatively dinky. The pink one is Opal Magic Rouge and the blue one is Colinette Jitterbug – which I love the look and feel of as yarn, but am not generally keen on knitted up. I made the Bear a tank top in it that I disliked almost as soon as it was finished and frogged after one wearing.

The tank top that is no more

There’s something about the variegation spread over a larger area that I don’t like – it looks a bit fussy but also like that carpet you get that’s got lots of flecks so it never looks grubby. I’m sure this is just me. I never liked it as sockyarn, either – too thick. But it’s lovely for hats!

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