Tuesday, April 29

Black Opal Monstersocks

Finished first sock in early February 08 and promptly misplaced my notes, so second sock was a bit later getting finished, finally found notes and pattern printout hidden in latest Spin Off. Have an old program called "ColorKnit", figure out pattern I want to do then print out copy for current sock.

Wednesday, April 2

The Work Socks

I just realized that I neglected to post photos of my finished socks! I cast off at the end of January, but still have not woven in the ends. Very bad. Here they are on my desk:

work socks, 080125

Pattern: Wendy's Generic Toe-Up Sock Pattern
Yarn: Patons Kroy socks in Norfolk Blue and Krazy Stripes
Needles: 3 mm dpns
Started: December 26, 2007
Completed: January 25, 2008

Friday, March 14

Errant Lace Socks

The socks are done, finally. It wasn't until I stopped knitting lace shawls for the interim that these socks finally got done. The Errant Lace Sock pattern was available for free from socknitters.com when I started work on the socks but is no longer available there.

The socks are done in KP Essential Shoreline Twist with size 1 circulars. The heel is a banded heel -- that is, the lace pattern goes down the side of the heel flap but the center is in slip stitch. I also used a star toe for the first time.


Saturday, January 12

The Stoopid Socks

Finished these Thursday night, finally another pair of the dumb and dumber socks are done. Now the 'even dumber' pair are back on needles, but this time will have just a plain solid colored foot. Long story. But did get 2 pair and the top patterned 5th sock out of one solid colored ball of Opal, amazing. But will be very happy to see the end of these dark teal yarn.

Monday, January 7

hello, and one sock.

Hi everyone! I am a new Sock It To 'Em knitter.

This is my "work sock", so named because I will only knit it while I am at work. Progress was quick over the holidays when there wasn't a lot of actual work to do, but SSS is creeping up on me.

More pics and details can be found here and here.

I rather like the inside-out view...

Sunday, January 6

1st pair in 08

First pair of Monstersocks for 2008. Used up lots more little bits of leftovers. Only problem was picking up stitches for afterthought heel on black, will make sure that doesn't happen again. Still have enuff odds & sods to make at least another couple of pair. Life is good.

Sunday, December 30

Another pair finished

Finished this pair Friday night, washed them yesterday and will deliver today. One 50 g ball Regia gray and lots of odds & sods, the only color I used that had to get into a new skein was the red Wildfoote. One of my favorite pair.

Saturday, November 24

Maggie's socks #5

The last of the 5 pair ordered have been mailed. Next pair are now being called the Stoopid Socks, knit the first sock as I was still making another pair for Maggie instead of to fit intended person, so now have to make a pair to fit and then will make a second stoopid sock.

Monday, October 29

Sock Questionnaire

Since Halloween is right around the corner I though I'd post a little sock questionnaire. Feel free to post it here or on your blog.

1. What's your favorite sock yarn? (please note that the word 'yarn' is singular. Just pick one. I know it's hard.)

2. What's your favorite brand and type of sock needle?

3. Do you knit your socks toe up, cuff down, or sideways?

4. Both socks at the same time or just one?

5. What's your favorite toe and why?

6. Favorite heel?

7. Do you prefer plain or patterned socks?

8. Who do you knit the most socks for?

9. Do you darn your socks? If not, what do you do with them?

10. Do you only wear handknit socks?

Bonus question: What pattern, if any, is your basic "I-just-need-a-pair-of-socks" sock pattern based on? Do you keep it on paper or memorized?

You can see mine on my blog.

Sunday, October 28

Maggies #4

Almost all Lorna's Laces sock yarns. Have first sock of pair #5 done and am down into patterned part of leg, pix by and by.