Monday, October 30, 2006

My contribution to Socktober

Though I should have concentrated on my sweater, the sockyarn was just too much temptation and so I gave in. This is my first sock in Opal Bamboo yarn for my husbeast. He's thrilled! The second has to be knit yet, but I already started.

Here we have some sock in Wildfoote yarn that I started quite some time ago. I to knit that yarn. But someone promised that it will get softer when being washed. Changing from metal to bamboo dpns already helped a bit. The second sock is not begun yet.

And now to my new favourite socks! It's Opal Cotton, which you will find on the top left in my last post. I did not imagine that these lovely colours came from the skein. The pattern is from a current issue of "Sabrina Accessoires" where it was hiding amongst hideous hat patterns and other stuff that has a bad influence of the 70s. ;-)

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Socks again

After a brief break to knit my Rhinebeck sweater, I'm back to socks!

This pair is two sample socks I knit for my LYS.

My most recent wearable pair is this one:

from Limbo yarn sent to me by Skitten when she was my SP.

Currently I have a pair on the needles for my friend Rachel and a simple pair for me in Sock Candy.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

No new socks, but lots of sockyarn!

I currently have 3 pairs of socks on the needles and promised myself to finish at least one pair before starting something new. As I've often talked about my inlaws living very close to the Opal factory store, I used the visit last weekend to stock up on sockyarn.

Here's the whole haul:

And there's a close-up of the bamboo yarn, which might be my new favourite.

I'll get more sockyarn from a swap with Stariel and am impatiently waiting for that package to arrive!

Sunday, October 22, 2006


I was trying to make some selfstriping yarn without dyeing it... so I used 2 different shades of some New Zealand top I have.
I seperated the roving into 25" pieces and then seperated those pieces lenghtwise into 3 strips.
I spun the strips alternating the light with the dark shade.
The singles yarn came to about 20 wpi, the individual colloursequences are about 5.8 feet long ( some are longer , some are shorter) . I decided to leave the yarn without plying, I did not want to mess up the colloursequences with andean plying and I did not spinn long enough stripes to navajo ply it
Now I am knitting it up into socks.

Moral of the story?
I would do it again , but make shorter strips of roving, so that the stripes come out thinner.
other then that , the fabric is realy rather soft and I like them so far a lot...

I also made some more fuzzy feet ( the first pair did not shrink as much during felting as I hoped and I gave them to a friend of mine , who loves them a lot!Thanks Theresa for that great pattern!!)

and I made a pair of socks for a friend of my son's, but I forgott to make a pic of them before I gave them away... so you will have to take my word for it ;)

Friday, October 20, 2006

One sock down, one well on it's way...

I have a couple of pairs of fingering weight socks that are just taking too long to finish knitting so I went digging through my stash and pulled out some toasty toes in carbon dioxide. (it's the same weight as the DK superwash that I dye) and decided it needed a jaywalker type treatment. The picture is just taken with the iSight on the Macbook, so it's not the best.

The second sock is well on it's way to being completed this weekend. Just what I needed, a quick project for me!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Ack, I need to post more!

Catching up before the next sock FOs...

Baby socks in STR Fairgrounds

And adult-sized, the Rock and Weave socks from the second Rockin' Sock Club kit.

One Sock Wars sock:

And one sample sock:

And a group shot of all the handknit socks currently in my possession:

Whew, onward with the sock knitting!

elusive opal sock sighting

I have seen the opal sock in it's natural habitat!!! I made pictures for you all to see!

I made these for my DS. Opal lollipopp leftovers

Monday, October 02, 2006

And another sock avalanche!

To finish off September, Sock Wars!

I knit socks for my target:

Finished her socks and forgot to take a picture, and received socks from my assassin:

Then October began and I got back to my previous socks and finished a couple of pairs to kick off Socktoberfest:

Milanese Lace

And rainbow Opal socks for my sister's birthday in November:

So, what have you guys been up to?