Friday, October 28, 2005

Seeing as there are only 3 days left in Socktober, I thougt I would post a pic. This is just a basic sock done with Cascade Fixations. Check out the spooky cobwebs in the background. I've managed to complete about 4 pairs of socks, this month, but Blogger has been fickle about letting me upload pictures. Happy Halloween everybody!

Cascading Leaves

I am sooo loving these socks! I joined the Townsend Socks Knitalong and finally got to this pattern - It was probably the most fun pattern I have ever worked with!

Cascading Leaves

Cascading Leaves - Close Up

I used Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Georgetown with size #1 needles. It was a little bit tighter than I wanted at first, but of course, my feet stretched them out enough.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

BCA Ribbon socks

This pair are my socks for Socktoberfest and the inspiration came from the Pink Ribbons Socks. Since I did them from the toe up, I had to rewrite the ribbon pattern. There are some other modifications and photos on my blog.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Catie's Christmas Socks

I'm not crazy about the little holes but other than that they turned out fine. Cate (my daughter) chose the yarn at the last big sale at my LYS. It's Lana Grossa Meilenweit Fun and Stripes ..color partie. (80% wool, 20% nylon) The pattern is the Regia Basic Sock Pattern that can be found free online.
As I said before, there is a mistake on that pattern at the short rows but any seasoned sock knitter can figure it out. I emailed and told them about it but they didn't seem too concerned and it was never corrected. The colors in this photo are not very true. It looks much brighter and prettier in person!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Another picture

Just thought I'd add this picture of my socks. All are enjoying them.

-Karen & Suzie

halloween socks v2.0: pair 8

pattern: Knitting Pure & Simple Basic Children's Socks, with french heel, stripes inspired by the beginnerSAM pattern
yarn: Cascade 220
needles: US4 Takumi Bamboo
started: 10/11
completed: 10/19

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Hot off the needles

Hello all sock knitters! Here is my first pair of socks completed for the Socktoberfest. I can't wait to knit more, it's getting cold up here! Hope you like them, they are a mix of leftovers, kind of fitting for thanksgiving.


Here are my socks!

As I joined this group I figured I best participate. I love to knit socks and do it on circular needles. It's not that I don't like double pointed needles. They work great as a cable needle and they hold triple decker sandwiches together great but they fall out easily and stitches get dropped that I try to avoid them whenever possible. Plus you can't knit four socks at a time on double pointed needles. Socks are my travel projects. The bag is usually in the car where I can knit when, waiting for my kids at school and preschool, also dance lessons, drawing lessons and gymnastics lessons. The self patterning yarns are a big hit with me. Sock yarn is really the only yarn I buy as I spin so that's my main source of supplies. I like really colorful yarns. The husband wants beige, boring. The only way I could knit with ugly beige was to knit colorful right along side. The bag on the floor is made from my favorite jacket of all time. I loved that jacket and wore it to death. It got to the point where I could not get the cuffs clean anymore and I was wearing a hole in an elbow. I could not bare to through it out so I made a knitting bag from it. The rest is in a bin waiting for a good project to come along. I make dolls so I'm sure the rest won't go to waste. I enjoy seeing everyone's socks. Hope you like mine too. Until next time.... Posted by Picasa

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Hey sock buddies!!

I'm not sure if all of you know that Shelby and her husband welcomed a gorgeous baby into the world about a month ago. If you have any sock blog needs - send them to my email. I had to turn on comment verification - we were getting spammed (thanks for the heads up Ginger!!). I tried to find all the spam comments to delete them - if I missed some, please let me know.

I am loving reading and seeing all of the gorgeous socks you are all knitting! I can't believe people are still joining our knitalong (I just added 2 this morning!). When we started this, I don't think we ever envisioned it going on this long - I know we didn't - we only planned to go for a few months. Seeing how many people are enjoying the blog - Shelby and I decided to just keep it open!
Here are the last three pairs of socks I've finished. One the left is one of the socks I knitted for my Sockapal2za pal - New England Socks (Knitting on the Road) in Cherry Tree Hill yarn, color: Martha's Vineyard. In the middle - Friday Harbor Socks (KOTR, too) in Mountain Weavers Wool Quarters, color: Painted Rocks - LOVE these socks!! And, on the right - my Koigu Rainbow socks. No real pattern here - cast on...I forget how many...picot edge, knit until the leg is as long as I like, basic heel,...etc. These are so great - the feel wonderful on. There is NOTHING like a pair of hand knit socks!

Sock on!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Halloween socks: pair 7

This is my 7th pair of socks, Halloween socks for my 3yo son.

Pattern: Knitting Pure & Simple Child's Socks
Yarn: Cascade 220 in black & heathered pumpkin orange (I know bad pic)
Needles: US4 Takumi Bamboo
Notes: used a french heel instead of the heel as written

Opal Socks...

This is my second pair I've finished since joining this...

Opal Yarn
Size 2s
Beginner Midweight Socks by Knitting Pure & Simple.
These are boot be gifted for Christmas!

I'm currently working a pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks...This is a great book.
Simple twin rib down the toe and lovely koigu in rainbow...
Pop over to to see the in progress pics!

Happy Sock Knitting!

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Lacey Hearts: pair 6

I have actually knit up several pairs since I last posted, but these are my latest. They are Lacey Hearts for the beginnerKAL for oct/nov. I knit them up in Cascade 220 superwash for my daughter. The original pattern is for a very small childs sock so I had to cast on a few more stitches to get them to fit my daughter.

Pair 6? or 7... I lost count

Ribbed socks done in Sirdar Country Style yarn in DK weight. I made these for myself but I think they feel a little short. I got antsy to get them finished and I think I quit on the length too soon. So they will make a good Christmas gift for someone with smaller feet than mine!! The pattern is "Quick Ribbed Socks" and can be purchased here:

Victoria's House of Needleart

Monday, October 03, 2005

Fixation ankle socks

A few days ago I completed a pair of ankle socks knit with Cascade Fixation. You can see a picture in the entry in my blog here.

I've been having some bad luck with socks. I was knitting the Spey Valley socks from Knitting on the Road, and the airline lost my luggage with the socks-in-progress and pattern book inside! I got the luggage back, but neither the socks nor the book were anywhere to be found. I've called lost and found, but to no avail. :(

I also have one sock of the Friday Harbor Socks (also from Knitting on the Road but luckily I have a copy of that pattern so I can finish the second one.

Lace Wings Socks

These were my socks for the Sock Pal 2 sock exchange.

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They're made from Cascade Fixation and the pattern is available on my blog finally waking up.


Sunday, October 02, 2005

1 pair finished 2 more started

Call me addicted. Sock knitting has slowed since sweater season is approaching. I did take a sweater break to do a pair of fuzzy feet. I also have a pair of Koigu and Opal 6 ply socks OTN.

Opal Magic socks

I just joined the knitalong, and wanted to show you all my newest socks. These are the second pair of socks that I have ever knit, and the first official ones for this knitalong.

The yarn is Opal Magic colorway 1043. It was a fun yarn to use, and I still love it even if the stripes do not match up. I don't mind my socks being fraternal twins :)

The pattern is a variation on the FiberTrends Hellen's Favorite Socks. I modified it by making the ribbing 2 x 2 instead of 3 x 1, and extending the ribbing down the foot to the toe. I also lengthened the heel flap to compensate for my big feet!

I already have another pair of socks waiting in the wings... I am so addicted!
More details over at LollyKnitting Around.