Thursday, March 31, 2005

Second pair

I just made these from the Mom's Fast Florida Footies pattern. I used Classic Elite Star - one ball just made two socks that fit a size 7 (and maybe larger, it's stretchy). Whee!

And I have a foot to go on my son's second yellow sock and I'll have made 3 pair. Sock knitting is kind of addicting.

First socks!

Trekking Crazy XXL yarn by Zitron (I can't find this yarn online elsewhere, so it is perhaps discontinued?); US1 Addi steel dpn; Ann Budd's multiguage sock pattern from Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns.

My first socks!!! I set a deadline for myself to finish these by the end of March, and I've been knitting solely on them the last couple of weeks to finish just under the wire. They will be a gift for my mother's birthday (she loves pretty socks), but I couldn't resist trying one on just for a few seconds to snap a photo.

Even after turning the heel (just follow the instructions and it works like magic, just like you all said!), I must admit I wasn't too sold on socks - fine for once to say I tried it, but never again. Well, I'm singing a bit of a different tune, now that I'm not in the mode of "all sock knitting, all the time". I was disappointed they took so long, but I do like the look & feel of those tiny stitches (so comfy and much more "sturdy" feeling than I'd anticipated). I'm thinking I'll just keep a pair going all the time since they're such great portable knitting (what else am I going to do with those #1 dpn? :) and knit only one or two pairs a year.

I'm looking at Elann's Sock It to Me Collection Harlequin for my next pair. Anyone tried it?

Thanks, Shelby & Jacq for a great knitalong!

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Classy Slip-Up

Classy Slip-Up cropped

The pattern is from Betsy Lee McCarthy's Knit Socks! I used Fixation again, this time in colour taupe and DPNs US3. The end-user's comment, "The top of the cuff is a bit tight but the socks are comfortbale." :)

Sunday, March 27, 2005

More Knit Picks Socks

Finished this pair today, using Knit Picks Simple Stripes yarn. I think they look great!

Friday, March 25, 2005

Two Down, One On the Needles...

I have finished my second pair of socks and I have started my third!!!!! I love SOCKS!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Husband's socks

I had not posted any progress on my husband's socks but here they are:

I abandoned them for a while when I discovered that the stripes were not matching, but a couple of extra rows before the ankle solved the problem. I made him try both socks and he could not tell the difference. I hope to finish soon!

Friday, March 18, 2005

Knit Picks Sock Garden in Geranium made in Peaks 'n' Valleys from Knit Socks. Can anyone explain to me why handmade socks are so much longer than store bought? Do they have to be that way because they stretch less? Thanks, Kara Posted by Hello

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

I Love KnitPicks Yarn!!!

I finished the socks (finally) with my KnitPicks yarn... and I never want to take them off! They are so incredibly soft and warm. This yarn was so awesome to work with, too.

Yet Another Pair

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I know I said I was finished with socks for a while but there is something about naked # 2 bamboo dpns that is just plain wrong. So here we go again. This is DGB confetti superwash wool yarn. It's nice to work with. I didn't like the colors at first (ordered from Ebay) but I'm liking it worked up. In fact I like it a lot. You just can't tell sometimes from looking at the skein. I guess that's why the proprietor at my LYS always starts a sock so you can see what it actually looks like. I love knitting socks!!!

Monday, March 14, 2005

In Just the Nick of Time

Woot! They have to be mailed out tomorrow to my sock pal. I really hope she likes them. I used the Pretty Comfy pattern and Elann's Esprit yarn. I made myself a pair of these last year and I love them.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Toddler socks

Toddler Socks

I made these with Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran #300101, #300208 and #300202. I kind of followed a toe-up pattern I found here, and after some trial and error I decided that I love toe-up socks!

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Another pair

Here is my third pair of socks for this KAL, and my fourth for 2005. These are the Stashbuster Spirals for the Six Sox Knitalong. They are Trekking, Magic Stripes, Elann sock it me solid, and Kroy Fancy Free on an Inox 40" size 2 circ.
I cast on for the Two Yarn Old Shale Socks, but also did a baby hat, so made very little progress. I don't have the solid yarn for them yet, anyway.
Paula (Blogger ID pbarnett)

Friday, March 11, 2005

Hi, I am new!

Hello all, I am Agnes. My name hasn't appeared on the list yet but I found that I am able to post. I am glad that I finally took the plunge and joined this. I have just finished my second pair of socks, which are for myself:

The pattern is Pretty Comfy Socks and I used Cascade Fixation in Ecru. The short-row heels technique was a challenge but I thought I did not too bad.

I have started my third pair following the pattern Classy Slip up in Knit Socks.

If you have the time, please come and visit my blog and drop a flower in the vase.

Petticoat Sock from Weekend Knitting in Cascade Fixation from Kara a new blogger Posted by Hello

From Kara a new member

It's possible that I just managed to upload a picture of my first sock for this knit a long. It's also possible that I uploaded it at the Bunny Knit a long and will be mortally embarrassed. I'd better keep this short until I know what I'm doing. Thanks for letting me join.


It took a lot of work, but I was finally able to join!! Thanks guys!! While waiting, I finished one sock and started a toe-up.

My blog is

Well, if anyone uses Hello to add pics to thier blog, please let me know how to use it to add pics to a different blog, and I can include a pic to sock # 1 of pair #1.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

First Sock Done!

I've finished my first sock. Woohoo! Will be casting on #2 shortly. Finally. It's taken me since June to finish this sock, because I worked on it like mad for about 3 days then for some reason I put it away and didn't look at it again till this week. Once I got back to it, it took about another 3 days to finish. LOL!

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Pair #2 Finished

Here's a picture of the second pair I've finished since joining this group.

The pattern is Marguerite's Old Shale Two Yarn Sock. It's a wonderful pattern and I've very pleased with the socks. I used some OnLine leftovers for the cuff and some Pingouin sock yarn I had in my stash.

On to the next pair!


Yes, look, a pair of socks:

Broadripple Socks

Not only is a pair of socks, not only I am not going to be late mailing these out to _country far away_, but they are reasonably equal.

I am done with my sock-a-pal-ooza socks!

Now I can relax and stop obsessing about the socks not be done in time or not being the same and start obsessing about "will my sock pal hate them?".

But for at least one day I shall be just happy that, look!, I finally struck them from the list.
But I need to add that now that I have made a pair of socks, I want to make more and more. Alison is right. Isn't she always?
Once I am done with Pricipessa high knee socks, I want to make this and this (with the yarn Deb sent me) and this .....

Monday, March 07, 2005

Blue Alpaca Socks

Here is a picture of the first pair of socks that I did on 2 circulars. They are done on size 3 Addi Turbos and made out of Elann's Pure Alpaca in Sapphire with the toes done in the sand colorway of the same yarn because I only had 2 balls of the blue and I ran out at the toe.

Retro Rib Socks Done!

These socks seem to have taken forever to knit, they went faster when I moved onto wooden needles rather than metal dpns. They were an enjoyable knit though and I'm sure I will come back to this pattern at some point in the future!

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Pattern: Retro Rib Socks Interweave Knits Winter 04
Yarn: Lornas Laces Shepherd Sock in 702 Fresh Stripe (won in a blog contest!)
Needles: 2.75mm Brittany wooden dpns


Sunday, March 06, 2005


I was working on the second sock today, turning my heel when I heard that sound.

The *snap* as one of my beautiful little size 1 DPNs split into two. :(

I guess it might be a little while before I finish that sock. I guess that just means that I should, um, start a new sock in the meanwhile? ;)

So many beauiful socks!!

Look for stars next to your names today!! I can't tell you how much I am loving all the gorgeous socks you all have made. Isn't it amazing how hooked on socks we can get! Shelby and I are working on prize categories...look for more news on that to come soon. :)

OK - the stars have been added! PLEASE let me know if I missed you - I promise to update as soon as I get your email!!

VD Socks

I forgot to post the socks that I made for my sister for Valentine's Day:

I used Regia Crazy Color #5402 with size 2 needles. These things were so warm and comfy that I wanted to keep them for myself!

Saturday, March 05, 2005

And then there were 2!!

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Here are my socks!  I finished this pair tonight...making a grand total of....2!  (Okay, so that isn't too exciting).  These are made just with a basic knit stitch and a bit of ribbing at the top.  The yarn is the ever popular Opal Brasil #5001.  This is the new 6-ply weight and it knit up really quickly.  It also makes for a nice, warm pair of socks!  Amazingly I still have enough on the skein for another entire pair of socks!



First Toe Upper

When I was challenged to make a pair of socks toe up, almost didn't do it, never could get my head around the figure 8 cast on (could do it just looked messy) so tried a double knit CO. While its not perfect either can now say I've done it. If I ever do another pair will add what I've learned to the mix, instead of casting on just 24 stitches would go to 32 at least, would make a wider toe. But what fun to have another method of making socks (and these fit perfectly). When it came time to bind off at the top having heard how some people have trouble with BO being to tight, I knit 2 plain rows then bound off with a size 3 needle, socks were knit on #1's. Top looks a bit ruffled when off the foot but on it looks just fine.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

I did it!

Well... I did it. I managed to learn how to make a sock. As you may know, I decided to learn how to make a sock AND do it toe up at the same time.

I've cast on for the second one... here's hoping I can get it done sooner than I got the first one done. ;) That one only took me about a month or so.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

My first sock

one sock

My first sock!

Pattern from Knitty and Cascade Fixation yarn, I am making these for sockapalooza.

So much for trying toe up socks. There is a great cabled clog sock pattern in the winter issue of Cast On. After this (5th attempt too) I think I am going to have to pass on the pattern. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Plain Jane Opals...

Finished my Plain Jane Opal socks today- whoop! I LOVE how they turned out! Yea, I get a star by my name now! :)

Pattern: Yankee Knitter Designs #29 (Classic Socks for the Family)
Yarn: Opal Magic in blue
Crystal Palace #2 dpns

Now I really should get back to the pair I started this KAL with: Fluted Banisters...sock #1 is still languishing around here somewhere (think I'm on the foot portion). If you read my blog you'll know what I'm really going to do next though. Blame it on that Woolly Warbler...

KnitPicks Socks

While I was on vacation last week, I finished my first sock with the KnitPicks yarn... and I LOVE it!

Seriously. I cannot explain how awesome this yarn is. It is incredibly soft and fun to work with. I used this sock pattern and only made the ankle socks. I think I could have done the calf length socks with the amount of yarn that was left.

The only bad thing... this is 100% wool and needs to be hand washed. I am not sure I really care, though, because it is seriously so yummy on your toes!

Go buy this yarn! For the price and the way it looks, you really cannot beat it!

Hubby socks

I finished my husband's socks - my first pair!

They were done in Smart Superwash, using the Yankee Knitter pattern (cuff-down), size 3 dpns. I did it, I knit a pair of socks! Now I am starting a pair of cotton socks for my 5 year old, who has specifically requested yellow socks with orange heels and toes. I guess colors are very important at that age. I also bought some Cascade Fixation for when it's finally time to make myself a pair!

The Dilettante Debutante

I'm New Here...

Hi, my name is Lani. I am new to the Sock It To Me knitalong. I think I have been a member a grand total of one week. I don't think my name has been added to the members list along the side bar. But I come bearing a sock picture today.

I just finished the above socks this morning. I call these my "Landscape socks." They are named after the sock yarn I used. The yarn is KnitPicks Landscape Sock yarn in # 23477 Rocky Mountain Dusk. I enjoyed using this yarn and I love the colors.

I am rather new to sock knitting. These are only my 4th pair of socks since I figured out how to knit a sock back in December. I am so addicted to knitting socks now, it is laughable.

I am finished sharing now and I hope all of you have a great day.

Another pair finished (my third by the way!!) I wish you could see the color specs in this yarn but my camera isn't good enough to get that close without being blurry. They actually are very pretty but you just can't tell! It's Sirdar Country Style DK weight yarn. I made the pattern up using the basics from other patterns that I use all the time. They turned out small... I measured wrong they are definitely going to my sister who is the only one in the family with small feet. I'm really loving everyone's socks. This was a fun knitalong. You probably won't be seeing any more socks from me. I'm on to some other projects now. Have fun sock knitters!!! Posted by Hello