Friday, July 28, 2006

Bee Stripe Socks

I finished these earlier this week, but somehow forgot to post them here (oh the horrors!)

Anyway, they're simple stockinette socks, knit toe-up in Lorna's Laces Bee Stripe. Nothing else notable except the fact that they're quite tall. :)

Saturday, July 15, 2006

More socks, but you don't get to see these...

I finished test knitting a pair of socks yesterday, but of course I can't post pictures until the pattern is published, but for your amusement here's some parts that proove they exist:



Now to finish the other few pairs I have on the needles (Bee Socks for Ana, Cedar Creek and Conwy for me) That's actually somewhat of a record for me, only 3 pairs of socks in progress!

Getting "Stranded"

Just so you all didn't think I was full of horse pucky, here's a quick pic:

This is Crusoe. For anyone who may not know, I once had two pairs of this at once on a very long circ. I have since regained my sanity and took one pair off and moved this to a short circ. The other yarn will become a different pair of socks, pattern TBD.

I'm only using the pattern for stitch detail.

Maybe I'll try a different heel, something fancier than a regular flap or short row. The original pattern has a rolled down stockinette cuff; I changed it out for ribbing.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Hedera, coming right up!

I actually finished these a while ago, but I couldn't find my sock blockers because of *the big move* and so I didn't photograph them until now.

Pattern: Hedera
Started: 5/12/06
Finished: 7/1/06

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Best Foot Forward Socks

Oh my Freakin' hell. I started these suckers back on April 28th. Only now have I finished them. I can't believe it took that long. I'm so ashamed. In my defense, they're knit out of KnitPicks Dancing ("Swing" Colorway) on size 1 needles, so yeah, they sucked up the yarn like nobodies business. Once I hunkered down and really put an effort into it, I had the second one done in about 10 days.
Best Foot Forward Socks

Here's detail on the patterning:
Mini-Cable Detail

I know the yarn competes with the pattern. I kinda lost my mojo on them due to that. But I still liked the way they were knitting up. They fit like a dream!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

I'm Back!

Took me for freakin ever to get on here. I'd forgotten my USERNAME of all things, so I couldn't retrieve my password. Then the old pooter took a nosedive and I was MIA for two weeks. Then I get back in the saddle and STILL can't remember my freakin name.. Well that's all taken care of.

What have I been knitting? I HAD two pairs of socks on one long circ going, but that got to be too much to handle. So I took a pair off the thing and am down to one pair at a time.

I've dyed some sock yarn for my little girls and will soon have some done for my son and a friend's son.

The tulip socks are no more. The yarn will be recycled to become mittens, instead.

Too many socks, so little time, not enough hands.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Pattern FINALLY typed up

I can't guarantee that there aren't typos in it- actually I would be very surprised if there were not typos- so watch out for them.

Currently I have a couple pairs on the needles, but I left them both at my parent's house. I think I'm going to have to cast on yet another pair since I won't be back there until Monday or Tuesday! (almost done with my opal prisma jaywalkers, and done with another pair of eyelet cheveron socks from my own handdyed yarn and pattern)