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)
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
19 August 2008
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.
18 August 2008
17 August 2008
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
11 August 2008
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
Pattern: 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
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
03 August 2008
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
Pretty sad progress, but I'm hoping to ramp it up on my road trip.