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)

Pair #10

I'm a little behind on the sock knitting, since I took a break. Hopefully, I can catch up at some point. These are pair #10.

Pattern: Queen of Cups from Knitty
Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy in In Vino Veritas
Started on: 8/3
Finished on: 8/21

The pattern was easy to follow and fun to knit.

21 August 2008

Madmoon's Progress

Originally uploaded by madmoon

Pair 11 done. This is Lacy Mock Cables from island of misfit patterns. I love this pattern as it is easily adapted to any size sock that's evenly divisible by 4.

Pair #17 Done -- Yarn Remnant Potluck Footies

I knit these from whatever yarn remnants were close at hand in order to proof my own pattern's toe up version prior to publication. 2.25 mm needles and a combination of Louet Gems Pearl remnants and Tausendschon remnants.

Yarn Remnant Potluck Footies-8

19 August 2008

Pairs 15 to 20 finished from Annette2u

These are the next 6 pairs of socks from #'s 15 to 20.
Am posting on Ravelry but forgetting to enter here on the blog.
Doing lost of smaller socks for the Afghanistan children.
But the size 13 makes up for some of them.

Madmoon's Progress

Originally uploaded by madmoon

Pair 10 finished about 30 minutes ago. Yahoo! This is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn leftovers from pair 6 with Knitpicks Essential Sock for heels and toes.

18 August 2008

Pair #16 Done -- Chainlink

Pair #16 is finished. 2.25 mm needles, BMFA STR lightweight in Scottish Highlands, and my own new design called “Chainlink”. The pattern is still under construction and will be available soon. It will feature instructions for both top down and toe up construction.


17 August 2008

Madmoon's Progress

Originally uploaded by madmoon

Whew! Another pair done. I know it's been a couple of weeks, but I had to take care of a hand injury. In the mean time, I did finish some quilt tops. This is pair 9 which I finished yesterday evening. Onward to the next pair :)

12 August 2008

Pair #14 and Pair #15 Done

My pairs #14 and #15 completed in August are for contribution to a book project. Pair #14 is in Louet Gems Pearl in Sandstone. Pair #15 is in Louet Gems Pearl in Caribbean Blue. Both are knit from the same design (mine) on 2.25 mm needles. One is knit top-down and the other toe-up.


11 August 2008

#5 - finally finished

This pair seemed to take forever.  The yarn is lovely, but I found it hard on my hands and it 'wormed' quiet a bit, especially, as luck would have it, on the second sock.   On to the next!  Going to use a fluffy, stretchy, wooly yarn next. One with lots of lanolin or maybe that stuff w/aloe added

Pair #9

Pair #9

Eleanor socks from Socktopia

Yarn: Shibuiknits in Breeze

Started on: Aug 3
Finished on: Aug 10

The pattern is a lot of fun to knit. It gets addicting after awhile. This is the second time I've knit this pattern. This was my first time working with Shibuiknits yarn. The yarn is incredibly soft and easy to work with. I think I need to go buy some more of it.

07 August 2008

Delinquent Knitter :0...4/52

Seems I am a bit behind, but it's OK. Here is #4 I believe. Poor color choice for my first attempt at cable knitting. A nice soft solid or heathery color would have shown it off better. I also tried to get the socks to mirror one another, not so much...but I am happy with the results. It is the Celtic Cable Heel sock knitted with 4 full repeats. The yarn is Wildfoote Rhapsody...and I love the rich colors. These have already been sent to my eldest daughter and she likes a snug fit through the foot....and I changed from a size 2 needle from the leg to a size #1 on the heel to toe portion.It also makes them last longer. I had never knitted a patterned sock before other than a little heart here and there, but this is my first ever Cable. It was a fun learning experience. I still cannot knit toe-up, but Oh well....to everything there is a season. Happy knitting to all.

06 August 2008

Pair #6

Spring Forward Socks

Pattern: Spring Forward
Yarn: Socks That Rock Lightweight
Colorway: Mochaberry
Needles: Knit Picks 1.5 Circular
Mods: None

03 August 2008

Terry Ross's Sock #12 reminds me of this :)

Terry, You are so creative!. I looked at your sock #12, unnamed, and thought of a plant I had on my patio when I was first married. It was so pretty. Your beautiful fuschia and green sock reminded me of it. It took me a few days to come up with the name of the plant....I really enjoy seeing your beautiful socks and realize how talented you are. Can't wait to see the front of your socklets. :)

01 August 2008

I think I forgot to post... (Pairs 1-3)

Well, two whole months in and I'm just getting around to posting! I haven't been knitting as much as usual since I've been getting ready for a big cross-country move, but here are a few pairs of socks:

Pair #1:

Pair #2:

Pair #3:


Pretty sad progress, but I'm hoping to ramp it up on my road trip.