Socked out!

August 17th, 2008

Yes, I said it. I’m socked out. 5 pairs is enough for one summer.


I’ve been doing some charity knitting. I finished a prayer shawl for St. Vincent’s program.



Pattern: Striped Feather and Fan Shawl by Trina Brielle
Yarn: Encore Worsted – 3 skeins
Needles: Size 10 Addi’s
began: June 4, 2008
finished: August 12, 2008


This was my easy knitting – feather and fan – gotta love it.


I also had some mystery yarn leftovers in my stash – don’t know what I knit with it originally, but the leftovers were enough for a small baby blanket.



Pattern: Love to Knit Sampler Baby Blanket by Lynn Wilson
Yarn: mystery?
Needles: Size 8 Addi’s
began: August 6, 2008
finished: August 12, 2008


Such a quick and easy knit! I only had enough yarn to complete 3 out of 5 rows of blocks, but I love the way it turned out. This blanket will go to St. Vincent’s also.


My new sock pattern will be available soon – just have to photograph it and it’s done. Maybe next week.


Happy Knitting!


It’s back…

August 14th, 2008

The Summer Sale at Knitting Central



Friday, August 15 11 am – 6 pm
Saturday, August 16 10 am- 5 pm
Sunday, August 17 12 noon – 4 pm
Monday, August 18 11 am – 3 pm


Don’t forget about the great $6.00, $3.50 and 75 cent buckets.You know there are always goodies (cashmere, hand-dyed silk, etc) in there… Sample garments for sale will be put out every day.


See you there!


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.




Another pair down.

July 13th, 2008



Rainy Day socks done!


Pattern: Rainy Day Socks


Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino
began: 6/21/08
finished: 7/12/08


christmas gifts finished to date: 2


Great pattern – great yarn – a wonderful combination for sock knitting.


My other socks are coming along nicely –


Big Basin Socks in Sockina




Look at that stitch definition!


Spring Thaw Socks in Shibui Sock



The leaves are starting to spiral around the foot and leg. A little slow going with the K1, P1 rib and adding the leaves – sometimes you’re working 3 leaves at once, all on different rows, but it’s totally worth it.


Happy Sunday Sock Knitting!



Socks, socks, and more socks

July 6th, 2008

Well, the summer of socks continues.


SOS #2: Rainy Day Sock progress – moving along nicely



SOS #4: Big Basin Socks from the Six Sock Knitalong, Sockina Cotton, Size 1 Addi’s



SOS #5: Spring Thaw Socks, Shibui Sock, Size 2 Addi’s



Yes, I finished the third pair started before the second pair started. I’m fickle, what can I say?


Off to knit more socks.


Hope you had a wonderful 4th. This is what I woke up to this morning:



I made sure this little one wandered back into the woods instead of the street just beyond the trees there. Don’t know what I would have done if he wandered toward the street. Guess if you see a crazy knitter running through the street at 6 am chasing a deer, you’ll know it’s me. Wave and say hi!