30 July 2008
Am busy knitting now for Knitting4CanadianSoldiers so lots of sock knitting to do.
Am loving every moment of this challenge. These socks will be given out to the Afganistan children by our soldiers.
This is pairs #13 & #14.
Have already cast on for the 3rd pair and doing the heel, now. Helps when you are using thicker yarns and larger needles. These socks should fit probably 2 -4 years of age. Have to find some wool for a girls socks as seems all I have is darker colors.
28 July 2008
27 July 2008
Pattern: Dublin Bay Socks by Ryan Morrisey
Yarn: Wollmeise Sockenwoll 100% superwash, Zenzi colorway
Needles: Knit Picks DPNs U.S. 0 (2.0 mm)
Pattern: Monkeys by Cookie A. from Knitty, Winter 2006
Yarn: Spritely Yarns Fey, Militia colorway
Needles: Knit Picks DPNs U.S. 2 (2.75 mm)
21 July 2008
Pretty basic toe-up socks, except I knit them both at the same time, thinking that would provide some variety amongst the constant sock knitting. I did like having them both done at once, but while I was knitting I felt like it took forever!
the Rushing Rivulet Socks from New Pathways for Socks Knitters. It's the riverbed architecture, and while it was interesting, I'm not crazy about the way they fit my arch--kind of gap-y.
Toe-up socks knit from my own handspun (Coopworth wool). The socks are pretty plain, but I love how they turned out--and how the stripes seemed to appear out of nowhere.
More handspun, this time merino. The yarn was thicker, so these are more like house-socks or slippers. But they're definitely cozy!
20 July 2008
May Day by AnniDesign.
Knitting Goddess 4ply superwash merino sock yarn, color Yellow Spot.
19 July 2008
Here is my 3rd pair. I originally had a different pattern planned for this yarn. However, the yarn and pattern were not working well together. I was about half way through both pairs when I decided to frog them. I was frustrated and decided I would make just a simple pair. My sons loved the color of this yarn so they wore me down so, this pair is for my 7 year old. It is just a simple 2x2 rib that I knit 2-At-A-Time.
14 July 2008
the pics suck cause ive been too busy dying yarn and taking photos for THESE puppies! been designing for my sock club and my etsy shop! who wants a copy? im so proud of these! especially the purple ones! and I'll be knitting mates so I can put them in the 52 pair plunge! so these ones dont count yet. i just wanted to show them off!
10 July 2008
Originally uploaded by madmoon
Finally have pair 7 done. Whew! These were the neverending socks. I worked cuff down and all my measurements were off and I ended up redoing the toe. The pattern is Chevron from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch.
08 July 2008
#1.Baby socks to little Sonja Kristiina, yarn: Novita Wool Sävy
#2.Kerttu socks, yarn: Novita Seitsemän Veljestä
#3. Jaywalker socks, yarn: Regia 4-fädig Jacquard Color
#4: Monkey socks, yarn: Mokkasukka, Delphinium
#5: Monkey socks to my friend Irmeli, yarn: Fortissima socka Mexiko color mit Bambou
#6: Basic socks with stripes; yarn: Novita Seitsemän veljestä
#7: Basic socks; yarn: Novita Seitsemän veljestä.
#8: Socks, model from Hepsi's blog http://hepsi.vuodatus.net/
yarn: Novita Seitsemän Veljestä
This pair goes to my friend Ritva (at Hepsi's blog she showed a pair which she was going to give her friend Ritva).
The pattern will offer instructions for both toe-up and top-down construction. This pair was knit toe-up with a hybrid mini-gusset/short-row heel and finished with a turned hem cuff. The yarn is Socks That Rock lightweight in Sunstone, knit on 2.25 mm needles.
07 July 2008
06 July 2008
Pair 2-Froot Loop pattern in Colinette Jitterbug colorway Blue Parrot
Next pair will be a pair of RPM's... that pattern looks fun - I can't wait!
Pattern: Top Down Vanilla Stockinette
Yarn: Knitpicks Imagination in Lost Boys
Needles: KP Size 1(2.25mm) circulars
Pattern: Carolina (Ravelry Link)
Yarn: Knitpicks Simple Stripes in Tropical
Needles: KP size 2.5
04 July 2008
03 July 2008
Originally uploaded by madmoon
Yeah!!! Pair 6 done. Now I can get busy on pair 7 over the weekend. This is Lacy Mock Cable Socks by Kat. Very easy pattern to knit. I altered the pattern by knitting toe up and doing a short row heel instead of a heel flap. Onward to pair 7.
02 July 2008
For once, I used the suggested yarn (STR lightweight, in the Lenore colorway), suggested needles (2.5 mm--I magic-looped), and didn't modify the pattern that I'm aware of. I made the regular size, which is only 60 sts around, so they seemed to go really fast.
And my millionth (4th) pair of Monkey Socks, for a friend:
She's wanted these socks forever, but hates knitting socks, so she gave me the yarn she'd planned to use... it's gorgeous, but I'm not sure what it is! I definitely used size 2 needles though!
For some variety, I'm working on my next pair (which I'm hoping to finish tonight... but tomorrow may be more realistic) toe-up, 2 at a time. It's going fine, but working both at the same time is kind of driving me crazy. Although I know intellectually that I'm not knitting (that much) slow than usual, it turns out that most of my motivation comes from seeing my sock get longer--working both at once, that takes twice as long, and I'm less than half as motivated. I'm a couple of inches into the legs at last, so the end is in sight.
01 July 2008
Mosaic Socks by Diane Mulholland
from Sock(topus)Club 2007/08
Middlearthknitter Yarns Sock Yarn, Colorways Charoite and Azurite.
I actually started them early in June, but had to frog and restart them on the 21st to do the entrelac with a smaller needle to get it to turn out right.