29 December 2008

pairs 13 and 14

Finished a little christmas sock knitting. This pair is for my niece. Woman's size 10 Opal crocodile in browns and oranges.
And this pair is for my niece's hubby. DGB Confetti yarn in blue/black/white colorways. These are a men's size 10 xw foot. I had issues finding the repeat so I ended up doing the tops in maroon knitpicks. I love them.

22 December 2008

Madmoon's progress

Sock bookmarks
Originally uploaded by madmoon

Pairs 16 through 21. These were a hoot to make. I got the pattern from "Last Minute Knitted Gifts". I just altered the pattern a little bit and added a crochet chain and turned a pair into a book thong. These were Christmas gifts.

Madmoon's progress

Originally uploaded by madmoon

Pair 15 finally finished. Well, they've been done for a while, but with all the Christmas knitting, I just didn't have time to take a pic and get it uploaded.

14 December 2008

Ten of 52

Pair #10. 

Cascade Handpaint - wonderful yarn, great color! I used a not too fussy lace pattern and it looks great (IMHO) in this yarn.

I hope she likes them. More on that eventually.

04 December 2008

9 down

I've finally posted picture of #9!!! ALthough these socks look goofy as heck color-way-wise (great grammar, eh?), they are really fun and always make me smile. Whether they'll actually be worn by their recipient... 

23 November 2008

Pair #26 Completed

I used my own Bella Catena Italiana pattern, modified the heel to incorporate ribbing, and modified the foot to ribbing as well. The yarn is Shibui Sock in Kiwi, knit on 2.00 mm needles.

52PPII #26 Completed

26 October 2008

Pairs 5 and 6

Pair 5
Whitby by Nancy Bush
Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine, held double throughout
Size US 2.5 needle (3.0 mm)

Pair 6
Country Socks by Nancy Bush
Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox
Size US 1.5, 1 and 0 needles (2.5, 2.25 and 2.0 mm)
I used different size needles to help with ankle to calf shaping

12 October 2008

Pairs #22, 23, 24, and 25 Completed

Here are my pairs #22, #23, #24, and #25 completed so far in October, all on 2.25 mm needles. These newborn sized socks are for the baby hope chest of a friend who’ll be having a baby next year.

22 – Fiesta Baby Boom in White Zinfandel
23 – Dream In Color Smooshy in Lipstick Lava
24 – Opal Rainforest in Papagei
25 – Opal Rainforest in Marienkäfer

52PPII 22-25-2

01 October 2008

14 - 16

Dalegarn Baby Ull, color 857
2k, 2p ribbing on the leg, plain foot
size 27
2.75mm DPNs

The Yarn Yard Toddy, color 3
56sts, 2.5mm DPNs


The Yarn Yard Bonny, color Muddy Jeans
54sts, 2.75mm DPNs

29 September 2008

Pairs #18, 19, 20, and 21 Completed

Well, I haven’t quit knitting socks… . though I haven’t posted in a while. I took a 2-week break from socks during August to knit Marnie MacLean’s Lily sweater, which I purchased from Twist Collective, and it turned out great! During September, I’ve finished four pairs of socks –

Pair #18 (below, right knit from Tausendschon sock yarn in Sommerlavendel and my own design on 2.25 mm needles)
and Pair #19 (below, left knit from Wollmeise sock yarn in Pfauenauge/dark intensity in the same design as pair #18 on 2.25 mm needles)

18 and 19 finished-1

Pair #20 (knit from Dream in Color Smooshy in Lipstick Lava and my own design on 2.25 mm needles for ladies 10” foot)

Beauty Queen-1

Pair #21 (knit from Elann.com Superwash Worsted in Canton Teal, remnants from my Lily sweater, on 4.50 mm needles sized to fit an infant)

Cookie A Class Sock-1

And I have Pair #22 (also my own design, in Shibui Sock in Kiwi and knit on 2.0 mm needles) cast on and knit this far:

52PPII 22-1

18 September 2008

Twisted socks...

Pattern: Deby Lake's Aran Twist - strongly modified
Yarn: 3-ply wool, plant dyed
Needles: 3 1/2 circular
Started... too long ago.
Finished: today :-) Yay!

Pair #4

Pattern: Primavera
Yarn: Trekking XXL, Colorway 69
Needles: US Size 1

17 September 2008


Yarn: KnitPicks Essential Kettle Dyed, Blue
Needles: US 1.5
Pattern: My own

15 September 2008

Pair #8 for me

Pair #8 (still plugging along)

Noro Silk Garden Socks

Pattern: Basic Stockinette with Short-row heel
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden Sock
Needles: Knit Picks US 2 1/2 Circulars

11 September 2008

#13 - I think these are perfect

Niagara by Janet Laidman
Pattern from The Eclectic Sole
Brooklyn Handspun Soft Spun Plus, color Serenity
2.25mm DPNs

04 September 2008

Madmoon's progress

Originally uploaded by madmoon

Pair 14 finally done. Woo! This is firebird by the tsarina of tsocks with a couple of modifications. Very challenging knit for me. :)

31 August 2008

Finally... 1 and 2

I've been in a sock slump this summer but have finally gotten myself moving...

Pattern: 72 Stitch Basic Sock / *K9,P1,K3,P1,K3,P1* ribbing, shortrow heel
Yarn: Regia Design Line - Kaffe Fassett, Colorway 4258
Needles: Size 0

Pattern: Country Girl Socks by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Yarn: Cascade Heritage, Colorway 5612
Needles: Size 1 (2.25 mm)

Now I have to decide whether to finish another pair started long ago, or cast on something fresh??

Fran (Ravelry ID: WheatFran)

Socks 2 - 6

The last post was my first not really sure what I was doing.  My first pair of socks were for my son Connor and were knit using Trekking XXL 376.  Pair number 2 are also for Connor and knit using Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in the Amish colourway - the last pair I can knit for Connor out of just one skein of LLSS.  Pair number 3 are for a little friend who turned one recently, knit using Regia 4ply 5441.  Pairs 4 - 6 are 16 sts sock bookmarks knit (from L to R) Lorna Laces Shepherd Sock - Get Knitted (exclusive colourway 2005?), - Vera and Cherry Tree Hill Super Sock - Chamlain Sunset.  See you next week with more completed socks!

A Slow Start!

Following are my first six pairs of socks towards my 52.  There are going to be alot more sock book marks in my future

27 August 2008

Four pairs more

Opal factory test color, 2067.
60 sts, 2.5mm DPNs, woman's small.

The Yarn Yard Bonny, Tour de France yarn from last year.
60sts, 2.75mm DPNs, woman's medium

k3 p1 rib, my own handspun
size 27
32 sts, 3.75mm DPNs

Hjertegarn Sock 4, color 7099.
60sts, 2.5mm DPNs.
size 36.

26 August 2008

Pair Number 3

Though these caused me a bit of grief....

Pattern: Spring Thaw Socks by Cat Bordhi
Yarn: BMFA STR lightweight in Amber
Needles: US 2, worked magic loop

25 August 2008

Pair 4 & 5

Off to start my next pair.

24 August 2008

Sock #21 Completed

Completed last pair of socks for Ravelympics.
This is my 21st pair for 52PPii 2008
Now I am going to slow down a bit.
They are a pattern of mine called Cables around.
I only do the leg part as my feet don't like lumps on the feet.

pair 1 through 12

I'm so behind in finishing stuff but I devoted the whole month of August to completeing everything. Here are socks 1 through 8 which will be donated to charity.
And pairs 9 through 12 are also done.
The blue pair is a child's size 13, the green pair is a child's size 10, and the two pink pair are a child's size 6. I made them for my grandkids who just love gram-made socks.

Madmoon's Progress

Originally uploaded by madmoon

Pair 13 finished at 1:40 this morning. My hubby really likes the socks I make for him. I've decided to drag Firebird out to see if I can get them done. I'm almost to the heel on sock 2.

A long way behind!

I'm a long way behind I've only completed 4 (and a half) pairs. I've lots of work to do to catch up!
Pair 1 Simple Socks
Pair 2 Baby Socks
Pair 3 Baby Socks
Pair 4 Spring Forward

Angie AngieLou on rav

23 August 2008

Some stranded socks

Turkish Stockings
Estonian Stockings
Tiit's socks

OK, haven't posted here in a while, but I've been plugging away... The above socks are my last three pairs (12,13,14).

Pair Number 2.

What can I say? I'm knitting socks at a glacial pace. At least pairs of socks. I have plenty of singles floating around. Anyhow, without further ado.....

Pattern: Spring Forward by Linda Welch, available in the current Knitty.
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Mediumweight in Lunasea
Needles: US 2, done magic loop
I did 3 full pattern repeats on the cuff and didn't modify the pattern in any way.

22 August 2008

Madmoon's Progress

Originally uploaded by madmoon

Pair 12 now finished. Wow. I need one more pair to be 1/4th through this challenge. I do have a couple of pair that are in progress I need to finish. This is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Tickled Pink. Generic top down with short row heels.

Ravelympics Socks (aka Pair #7)

Ravelympics 2008 Jaywalkers

Pattern: Jaywalkers
Yarn: Patons Kroy Sock Stripes
Colorway: Summer Moss Jacquard
Needles: Knit Picks 2 Circular
Mods: 68 stitches

I purposely didn't match up the stripes...I will wear them for Dr. Suess Day at work (we wear crazy hats and socks)