project 10: million-dollar socks

Rainbow Socks
Rainbow Socks

Hello all and happy Wednesday!

I hope you enjoyed your long Memorial Day weekend (if you’re reading from the U.S.). I know we definitely did. My hunky man and I traveled to the valley to experience a little more heat and we sure took advantage of it! Kayaking, rock climbing and dancing the night away… let’s just say some very fun-filled days. Its crazy to think that only yesterday I was sporting a bathing suit, enjoying the Sacramento heat, to now being huddled with a blanket in front of the heater back here in San Francisco.

It may not be a bathing suit weather but the fog always inspires knitted appreciation. I feel very thankful for these warm socks that my mom and I dubbed the “million-dollar socks”. The project was so slow-moving that she said if I were to sell them I would have to list them for 1 million dollars just for the labor. Two months and many callused fingers later, I possess my very own pair of couture socks.

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Done up in magic loop method, these socks are exactly the same length and size. From what I’ve read, it takes a little longer than DPNs, but the result are two socks finished at the same time. This project is very mobile and I highly recommend it for knitters on the go. This is the free pattern I used from KnitPicks.


Although it seemed like an eternity, the time (well) spent gave me time to reflect on how much I expect most things to be quick and painless, and how instant-gratification can cause a loss of appreciation. Some personal investment in and patience for anything adds so much value to our lives and allows us to live with more thankfulness. I’m so happy I made these socks and there will surely be more in the future…  just maybe I’ll wait a little.

Speaking of thankfulness, I would like to wish very happy birthday to the best person I know. You are kind, generous, smart and funny. I feel overwhelming gratitude for your love and support. Thank you for always bringing me out of my comfort zone in the best of ways!

Villa la Angostura, Argentina
Villa la Angostura, Argentina

Thanks for reading and I look forward to your comments! Also be sure to check out my Etsy store here!

7 thoughts on “project 10: million-dollar socks

  1. That’s what I love about the Bay Area: it’s always knitting weather 🙂 Congratulations on your lovely weekend with your guy and finishing the socks!!!

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