Knitting Happily Along…

April 3rd, 2010

I’ve been knitting along quite happily – how did it get to be April?

First up – socks, socks and more socks. So far this year:

A pair of my basic toe-up socks in Claudia Handpainted Fingering Weight Yarn in my blog colors! I thought I would get bored with just knitting,  so I knit through the back loop every other row. Whatever works for you, ya know?

Next up,

Gusset Heel Basic Socks, from Socks from the Toe Up by Wendy Johnson. Easy pattern, great yarn, not a lot of work for cool striped socks!

I also started (and finished) this great shawl:

Gail (aka Nightsong) in Tess Designer Yarns Silk gifted to me by Cynthia. Great pattern, great yarn – what more can a girl ask for?

Happy Easter!

Diamonds in His Shoes

September 7th, 2008

Yes, socks again.

 

 

Pattern: Diamonds in His Shoes
Yarn: Koigu (what else!) 2 skeins color P307
Needles: US 2 Addi’s
began: August 27th
finished: September 6th
for: Dad’s B-day

 

 

Finished just in time – Dad’s turning the big 70 tomorrow (gosh he’s old – but not me!). Hope he’ll like them – this is a great pattern – toe-up with a K2P2 ribbing on the leg (great for his chicken legs!) Easy to follow and knit!

 

 

I was able to finish these during Tropical Storm Hannah – lots of rain and wind made staying in and finishing them easy to do.

 

Happy Knitting!

 

Introducing Wavy Lace Socks

September 1st, 2008

 

You’ ll have a fun time knitting these toe-up socks as the lace
waves up the foot and leg in an hourglass shape! For the
adventurous knitter, these socks are much simpler than they
appear!

 

 

Knit in Shibuiknits Sock with a gauge of 7 sts per inch on size 2 needles.

 

 

$ 5.00

 

 

Mini Cable Spiral Socks Free Pattern

August 8th, 2008

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve put up another free pattern sock down there to the right – Mini Cable Spiral Socks.

 

 

Spirals on your heels and toes – fun to knit and fun to wear. The simple mini cable pattern works up quickly, and the afterthought heel (a modified star toe) and star toe finish off these socks with style!

 

 

Knit with ONline SUPERSOCKE on size 2 needles with a gauge of 7 sts per inch to fit a women’s medium foot. For women’s small, knit on size 1 needles with a gauge of 8 sts per inch.

 

 

This pattern is for your personal use only. Reproduction in any manner is strictly forbidden without written permission. This pattern may not be used to create items for resale.

 

Enjoy!

 

Can you guess what this post is about?

July 31st, 2008

Socks. Hasn’t gotten old for me yet – you’ll just have to put up with my sock ramblings for a while longer :).

 

I finished my 4th pair of socks for SOS

 

 

These socks are the last installment in Knitting Central’s Sock Club.

 

Pattern: Catch a Wave by Pam Grushkin
Yarn: Alchemy’s Temple
Needles: Size 3 & 4 Addi’s
began: July 27
finished: July 30

 

Such a quick knit – sport weight socks are the best! I love this pattern – it’s easy to memorize and shows off this gorgeous yarn – Alchemy’s Temple – it’s a new superwash – so soft and yummy. The pattern features a picot edge with ribbing inside and a short row heel. I will definitely make these socks again.

 

 

The actual color of the yarn is somewhere in between these close up photos and the one above. I love how the color spirals and almost stripes around the sock.

 

 

In other sock news, the green Spring Thaw socks are in time out – even thought I got gauge, the sock is huge. I think I’m going to frog it and use the yarn for another pattern. The Big Basin Socks in the Sockina have been frogged. Again, the sock was way to big. Teaches me to short cut Cat Bordhi’s new techniques. Her book is amazing but you have to flip back and forth all over the book to knit a sock. When I found the Big Basin Sock pattern, all the numbers were in one place, all nice and neat, all figured out for you. Problem is, the sock is way too big for me. Next time, I’ll just do the math and figure everything out for myself.

 

I’m also working on a new sock design – should be published by the weekend. Here’s a little teaser:

 

 

Happy Sock Knitting!