29 December 2008
22 December 2008
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.
14 December 2008
04 December 2008
23 November 2008
26 October 2008
Whitby by Nancy Bush
Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine, held double throughout
Size US 2.5 needle (3.0 mm)
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
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
01 October 2008
29 September 2008
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)
Pair #20 (knit from Dream in Color Smooshy in Lipstick Lava and my own design on 2.25 mm needles for ladies 10” foot)
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)
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:
18 September 2008
17 September 2008
15 September 2008
11 September 2008
04 September 2008
31 August 2008
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)
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!
27 August 2008
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
32 sts, 3.75mm DPNs
Hjertegarn Sock 4, color 7099.
60sts, 2.5mm DPNs.
26 August 2008
24 August 2008
23 August 2008
22 August 2008
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.
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)