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.




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!


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!