WIP: Stripy Socks

I have slept 8 hours in total the last two days.


The reason?

If we aren’t working, we are at our HIP (House In Progress) so I turn on my needles at the end of the day, at about 9pm, thinking that I’ll knit for an hour to take off the pressure and go straight to bed.

F falls asleep on the couch immediately, covered by his blanket (I know I must write a FO post about it sometime).

I’m knitting and knitting and the stripes are forming on their own and I’m getting so excited that I don’t feel sleepy!

At about midnight, F wakes up, sees me still knitting and drags me to bed. I’m still full of adrenaline, my mind is on the stripes and how I’ll make the next sock matching.

Two more hours pass without me sleeping.
At 6am the alarm starts buzzing and as I wait in the car for F’s morning inspection at the construction, I knit a couple of rows.

The same happened the next day.
Fatigue and insomnia is showing on my face.
But can you blame a stripe addict?


I very pleased on how the colors look on the heel turn.
I used the shadow raps short rows technique.
The result is very neat and exactly the same on both sides.


It is the first time I knit on such small needle size (2,5mm).
The stitches are so delicate and easy to drop.
So I asked my wonderful man to make me a DPN case.


Literally 5 minutes later I had my case!!!!!
He cut off a rectangular piece of a plastic tube and added rubber tops.


I LOVE HIM!!!! ♡♡♡♡♡
My stitches are secured!!!!

Tonight I’ll go to bed at 10 no matter what!
I hope you’re getting more rest than me….

Joining Frontier Dreams and Yarn Along


21 thoughts on “WIP: Stripy Socks

  1. I’m so impressed with those of you who knit socks. I’ve never tried. I mostly crochet and knit the occasional shawl. But I sure love those great stripes! Get some sleep!

  2. Didn’t anyone WARN you about how addicting socks are??!!?? This is so totally normal…and after knitting them more years than I would admit to ANYONE!!! (eep!), I still occasionally find myself at 2 am doing the ….just one more color change….then, Promise. I’ll go to bed. ENJOY!

  3. I love knitting socks – though it takes me ages to finish to a pair. I love the pattern that wool is creating. Don’t worry you’ll be sleeping and dreaming of socks soon 🙂

  4. Beautiful work on those socks! I love those colors and the striping looks amazing! 😀

    Also, that DPN case is ingenious! I just ordered a beautiful set of DPNs, and I was trying to figure out a good way to store them so that I could carry my projects with me. I might just do something like this. 🙂

  5. The socks look amazing! I thought it was fair isle first! Wow, what a great effect this yarn creates! And I totally understand you about sleep deprivation! 5 a.m – I am reaching for my needles to squeeze in as much knitting as possible until my day gets busy! And your F is amazing!

  6. Haha, I can totally relate to this. Many times up have been up until 2am doing ‘just 1 more row’ – knitting can be sooo addictive! Your socks are looking great, I can see why you wouldn’t want to put them down. And what a genius idea for the needle holders! I hope you get some sleep soon!

  7. Χρονιά πολλά καλή μου!! Αχαχαχα!! Εθισμός δηλαδή!!!! 🙂 Και παραγωγικός όμως!!! Ελπίζω να ξεκουράστηκες Ζέτα μου γιατί το αποτέλεσμα σε δικαιώνει!!! Φιλάκια και καλό 3ήμερο να χεις!!!

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