Sunday, July 29

July Socks

I finally finished another pair of socks. I had been trying to get a pair done a month but it hasn't worked that way lately. I made them with Seacoast Yarns Royalty colorway, using the Garter Stitch Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks on No. 1 Knitpicks circulars.

Tuesday, July 24

Another pair done!

Edited: Yeah, i was able to make the pictures smaller!! They are modified Mermaids from the Lucy Neatby book Cool Socks, Warm Feet in Knitpicks Essential Tweed in Plum. I did my favorite heel and for the toe, my favorite german round toe. They were loads of fun to make and the way the pattern swirls on its own is amazing. Here they are:

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Leaving for a two week vacation on Saturday. Will continue on my pair of Monkeys which I love!

Sunday, July 22

So many pretties!

I just caught up on all the socks that have been posted in the last month or so... they're ALL so lovely. Great work everyone!

Saturday, July 21

Opal solid colored yarn & Sockotta

First Opal solid colored sock done, second on needles and about half way down leg, (now done and really glad) using odds & sods in small peerie patterns. Sockotta on needles for almost 3 months, now on feet. Had about 6 days of not needing socks, weather changed and wooly time again.

Friday, July 20

Campanula for the Cure

Mezzodiva has created this beautiful sock pattern to "stomp out" breast cancer. To get the pattern, all you have to do is click here and sponsor her for the 2007 Weekend to End Cancer. 100% of all the proceeds go to Princess Margaret Hospital, one of North America's leading cancer research centers.
This pattern has been test knitted by newbies and experienced knitters alike.
Click on the picture above or click on this link to read more about it on her blog.
Knitters unite for the cure!

On the needles

I have several pairs of socks on the needles right now, so I thought I would share with everyone.

Broadripple. I have one sock complete and am at the heel of the second.

Falling Leaves. My first toe-up socks. All I've done is the toe and about 3 repeats of the lace pattern on the first sock. I'm trying to concentrate on the Broadripples for a swap.

Jaywalker. This sock is the first one and is actually just waiting for the toe to be kitchenered. I've started the second sock - I'm just past the cuff.

Tuesday, July 17


First pair... Yarn is Chewy Spaghetti and I think the colourway is Cherry Cordial... Mostly ribbed on 2.75mm needles. I love the colour combo!
Second pair... Yarn is Sknitches, colourway Orchard... The grey bits are done with Sunshine Yarn in colour Steel. Knit on 2.00mm needles... I again love the colour combo, and I love this sort of contrast! I have the perfect recipient lined up for them as well, so it's even better!

Sunday, July 15

The Slowest Socks in The World

At least that is what it felt like. I started these on June 21 and finished tonight. Sock #1 was a nightmare! I think I started over at least four times.

But, now they are done --- TOFUtsies yarn on size 1 needles, plain old stockinette pattern with an Eye of Partridge heel.


Friday, July 6

More Charity Socks

I whipped up some more toddler sized socks for charity over the holiday. These knit up QUICK. Check out the blog for more details.


Tuesday, July 3

I Love Trekking XXL!

This is color #105. I can see now why people rave about Trekking. The colors are amazing and the yarn is incredibly soft.