Saturday, May 31, 2008

Under the Wire

I've been busy with other projects this month, but I did manage to finish a pair of socks (thanks to a bit of movie knitting).

Curious Creek Fibers Serengeti Autumn in New England knit with an Eye of the Partridge heel and toe on US 3 DPNs.

I couldn't resist and started another sock to keep me occupied during the fourth Indiana Jones movie.

Fiesta Yarns Boomerang in Rhubarb.

I've joined the Summer of Socks in an attempt to finish up some of the sock projects I've already started.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Completed Socks for May

A "springy" pair of anklets for golf and other warm weather activities. I found the pattern online and really enjoyed it despite a few out of sync rows on the first sock. It was the first sock I've made with any sort of pattern and it was a great introduction. The pattern is Nasturtium Anklets by Kristen Kapur which I found on her website I used and OnLite yarn from the Beach Color collection - #942. I really enjoyed using this yarn. It is super soft, behaves well and is just a joy to work with.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Summer Sock Contest

I have been planning a few ideas for our great KAL. Today I am going to concentrate on getting a contest started.

Spring has sprung and summer is right around the corner. Ball games, graduation parties, vacation and camping are just some of the things in our future. Another great part of summer? Knitting socks. The perfect summer project, sock knitting can be taken just about anywhere. It isn’t so large that it makes you sweat and as we all know socks are just cool!!

So here’s the deal. I want to see your socks en route. Take a picture of your socks in progress on the carousel at Como Zoo, running the rapids in Colorado (don’t endanger yourself for the photo though), at a cafĂ© in Paris or even sitting by the fire at a nearby state park. Maybe your sock went to cousin Jason’s grad party and ate too much potato salad. Perhaps it is planning to have fun at the family 4th of July picnic. Take a picture. We want to see it!

Truth be told we have all brought along our knitting with no real intention of working on it - only to break it out for just a few rows. This may be the very best part of sock knitting.

This contest will run over the summer. I will keep track of everyone’s posts and the great pictures. I would also like your permission (via an email or a notation on your post) to use any photos on this and our other Yarnery Blog so that all might see the great places we have been and the wonderful socks we have knit.

There will be prize categories. And they will be (drum roll please):

Furthest Traveled Sock

You Brought Your Sock Where?
(most unique spot to find a sock)

Knitter’s Are Everywhere
(get a picture of you and your sock with a fellow knitter you met on your travels)

Best in Show Sock

There will be one prize awarded for each category. The prizes are still in the making but I’m thinking you’ll love them.

The contest will run from today until August 15. Final entries must be posted by midnight, August 15, 2008. You may post as many entries as you would like. Posts without photos will not qualify for prizes but we would like to hear from you anyway.

And just to give you extra incentive: check your email for all of this info and a 10% off coupon.

Last socks of spring

I finally finished up my Cable Lattice Socks:

These took way longer than they should have - mainly because I knit them about 1/2 to 1" too long on the foot and because I didn't have a ton of knitting time. No problems at all with the pattern or yarn, which is always what you want. I was holding my breath as I finished the toe of the last sock, though, because I only had a couple of yards left at the end. Here's how they look on the foot:

Here are the specifics:

Project Name:
Cable Lattice Socks
Designer: Coats Patons
Pattern Source: Knitnet
Yarn: Socks That Rock - Little Bunny Foo Foo Colorway
Date Started: 2/16/08
Date Completed: 5/18/08

And now I'm taking a short break from socks. I'm participating in the Summer of Socks KAL and so I'm going to wait to cast on my next pair until summer officially begins. I'm not trying to compete in the most socks contest since I probably won't knit more than one or two pair over the summer, but it'll be good to start fresh anyway.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Socks in the Garden

Please forgive the blinding white legs!
I'm slowly, but surely working on my Kureyon socks. I love the colors. My next pair of socks will definitely be two socks on two circs. This is the second pair in a row that I've knit one at a time and both have had slightly tighter gauge on the second sock. Luckily, my left foot is slightly smaller than the right. At least if I knit two at a time, I'll have the same gauge.
On another note, I've decided to resurrect my blog. I'm posting pictures of my garden and sometimes I throw in a little knitting. If you'd like to check it out, it's at

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Completed Socks in April

I forgot! It's May already... but I did finish 2 pairs of socks in April. The first one is from the Rockin' Sock Club's Leafling Socks:

knitting 443

This is the March Mystery Socks from the Ravelry's Sock Knitters Anoynomous KAL: (using Socks That Rock Lightweight in Socktopus colorway)

knitting 490