Sunday, June 29, 2008

Mulberry Hedgerow Socks Started

It's kind of hard to see them in this photo, but here is the start of my next pair of socks. I'm doing two socks on two circulars, this time starting with cuff down. I used a tubular cast on. This is ShibuiKnits Sock yarn, Mulberry colorway. I'm doing the Hedgerow Sock pattern from Knitter's Review.

June update

There wasn't much knitting this last week. Summer of socks started and my knitting mojo went on vacation.

I have worked a little on my promise blanket square.


And my knitting mojo may have just come back:


Both yarns are from Twisted Fiber Art, the square in Ariel in the Netherfield colorway and the sock in Playful in the Tonks colorway, which was part of the sock yarn club.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

I have finished my first socks.  I took them off to get a picture of them off of my feet, but my cat Sophie decided she liked them.  I can't say they were a resounding success.  The toe on my second sock turned out a bit tighter and I took the picture in a way to hide my not so great kitchener stitch.  I think I need to learn to knit toe up socks.  But, I will wear them and start my next pair.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Socks on the Beach

My Kureyon socks just got back from a trip to the Jersey shore. Here they are cavorting with a couple of rockin' Jersey Boys! We had a lot of fun at the beach and later we hit the Pt. Pleasant boardwalk and rode the Dizzy Dragon and the Choo Choo Train. I actually finished these socks on June 7, but waited to photograph them on my vacation in New Jersey. I started a new pair on the plane and will post a progress photo soon. I'm also hoping to work on a square for the charity afghan.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

First Socks

This is my first pair of socks.  I took a class earlier this year and am finally getting around to finish them.  I joined this KAL to help give me incentive to finally get them done.  I have to move on to the next pair and start using some of the sock stash I have been accumulating.  You have permission to give me a hard time if they are not done by the end of June as by the time I figured out how to get this picture in this blog, I am even farther along than the picture shows.
The yarn is Reggia, Design Line by Kaffe Fassett.  I used the Knit to Fit pattern by Nancy Lindberg.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

I Knit My Square

I knit up a square following the pattern Sarah linked to - it's a fun pattern, though I didn't do as well with the cast on as I'd have liked:

It's knit with leftover Tess' Designer Yarns, which I used to knit a pair of Jaywalkers.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Seagull Lake Socks

Now I know I'm not eligible for prizes but my socks have already been traveling.
These are Cascade Sassy Stripes knit on 1 1/2 needles. The pattern is reminding me of a coral snake. Don't know why.

They are sitting next to Seagull Lake all the way up the Gunflint Trail in Minnesota. They had a great time there, they said so.

Happy knitting and summering.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

The Promise Blanket

Dear fellow fiber artists:

The Yarnery is very excited to let you know about The Promise Blanket project. We are asking anyone and everyone to knit a square made of fingering weight superwash sock yarn and send it to us. Then we will sew the squares together into at least one blanket (more if you’re generous) to auction off for charity.
The charity we have chosen is the Women’s Advocates, Inc., which provides shelter and resources for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence. Something that shouldn’t exist, but sadly does. Domestic violence affects too many families and if the proceeds from our project can help even one woman start anew we’ve made a step in the right direction.

Inspired by Socks In The Cities and Knitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together by Larissa Brown and John Martin Brown, we are hoping to create a beautiful blanket knit by people near and far. We will display the blanket(s) in our store and online and hold the auction on Saturday, August 16, 2008. The auction will be open to knitters and non-knitters, with all of the money going to the Women’s Advocates, Inc.

If you would like additional information about the Yarnery, the blanket, or the Women’s Advocate visit for links. If you have any questions please email me at

We would appreciate your help in any of the following ways:

  • A 7 ½ square made of sock yarn (the Knitalong book has a pattern - you can find it in our store or at the library).
  • Donate any of your left over fingering weight sock yarn to The Yarnery, 840 Grande Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105
  • Mention our project with a link on your website, blog, store, class, etc.
  • If you are in the Twin Cities, MN area please join us at The Yarnery on July 20, 2008 from 6:30 - 8:00pm for an “old-fashioned” sewing bee to seam the blanket together.

Thank you for your support and good will.
Sarah W.

When you bring in your square please attach a note with who you are, where you are from and what yarn you used. Thank you.