Friday, June 30, 2006

I'm still here...

... and I'm also knitting socks. I finished the pair for the husbeast in charcoal Regia silk, that I have started a long time ago. They're actually in the wash because they went from the needles to the feet within minute. So pictures will follow soon. Then I'm knitting my 2nd pair of Jaywalkers - the "springified" version, with yarnovers instead of kfb. (Pictures of both are in the April 23rd entry.) Third I'm knitting some socks for my SecretPal. So no pictures at the moment of those either.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

More socks!

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Pattern: out of my head
Yarn: Brown Sheep Naturespun sport weight
Started: 6/10/06
Finished: 6/19/06

If it seems that I've been lagging with the socks lately, well it's almost true. First I finished about half a pair, and then I started these. These socks are extra big, and I'm in the middle of moving. And then I finished them and blocked them and didn't photograph them until after they were done drying, so really it's not as bad as it seems.

Plus I've been concentrating on reducing the WIPs, and my first order of business is a piece of test knitting, which is secret and also not socks.

Secret Sox

I know I haven't posted for a while but I have been busy, its a beggar when life gets in the way of your knitting!!! However I have managed to knit 3 pairs of sox, 2 of which are "secret sox" for my secret pals!, and are pictured here. The other pair is for myself (I think) and I forgot to take a picture of them, so will post them later! (Must have had a senior moment!!!!)

The first pair of sox are knitted on 64 stitches on 2.5mm bamboo dpns and knitted in Lana Grossa Meilenweit Multieffekt from Italy, 80% virgin wool and 20% polymide. The pattern is a pattern I really like and have used on several occasions, it came free with Opal sock yarn.

These ones are also knitted by casting on 64 stitches on 2.5mm bamboo dpns and knitted in Opal Traumfanger from Germany, 75% virgin wool and 25% polymide. The pattern is ribbed lace which I found in "Sensational Knitted Socks" by Charlene Schurch , the heel flap is knitted in "Eye of partridge" stitch and gives a double thickness to the heel area.
(I think that traumfanger is the pattern of the yarn, but it is difficult when the lable is written in german and you can't read it!!!)

Here is a close up of the ribbed lace stitch, which I really quite like.It has 24 rows to each repeat.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Fortissima 1776 Socks

Well, am I spangled?

Fortissima 1776 Socks Short Row Heels

Fortissima 1776 Socks

I suppose they look more like stars once you put 'em on. But still, it's stretching the imagination.

Wendy's Generic Toe-up sock pattern again.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Over the knee socks

Not quite done with the first one, but have just finished the gusset decreases. Should be finished tomorrow.

This is what the lace up the back looks like:

The ribbing at the top:

I couldn't get a good picture of the heel, but this is a little bit of it, with the measurement from the top to the bottom of the heel:

I'm looking forward to doing the second one, and maybe a pair for myself!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

A couple pairs of socks over here too :)

I've been cranking out the socks lately. I just finished my 12th pair this year and I think I should really knit something else before it gets too hot. ;)

Pair 12 was the Lava Flow socks from Sockbug:

And here's pair 11:

I started the Cedar Creek socks from the first STR club package, since I hadn't gotten to those yet.


I am finally back !
and- oooh I got myself into something new now... I tried Opal selfstriping sock yarn... and it ROCKS.. I love it... I had some leftover and made some wristlets out of it. I will go back and get me a stash of opal ... Oh here a picture of the socks... not the best one but for now it has to do!

I also made a bunch of babysocks for a bunch of pregnant friends but sadly forgott to make pics. but I promise the next pair will be photographed... promise...
so here the picture now

Friday, June 02, 2006


I am such a flake! I finished these socks about two weeks ago, thought about possting them, and then totally forgot. The yarn is Wildefoote in the Rhapsody colorway. I put 9 stitches between the matched increases and decreases on these Jaywalkers to make them fit better and the pattern ate yarn like crazy. Two skeins made two socks with about 18" of leftover yarn.