Tuesday, November 3, 2015

November Socks - Cascading Leaves

Pattern:  Cascading Leaves by Jeanne Townsend

Yarn:  The Alpaca Yarn Company's Paca-Peds HT

Colorway:  #604 - Fireside

While I love the socks, I wasn't a great fan of the yarn.  It was a little scratchy to work.

But, on the good side --- I love the color (which is a little darker in real life).

So ......88 grams used out of my stash and another pair of comfy socks in case the weather here in Florida EVER turns cool enough to WEAR socks.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

October Socks

I won't say a whole lot about this yarn.  Since it's discontinued, my concerns are kind of moot.

1.  This was one skein ---- apparently dyed different from one end to the other.  I have two decidedly different socks.  One is much more white than the other.

2.  For sock yarn this was a heavy weight.  Great if you live in the frozen tundra. Not so much if you live  in Florida.  LOL

With that said ....I actually DO like these socks and I love the pattern.  It was fun to do, but not so mind consuming that I couldn't chat with friends while I knit.


Yarn: Farmhouse Yarns Fannie's Fingering Weight  (discontinued)

Colorway:  Autumn  (Seriously, that's the name.  Does ANYTHING about these colors say autumn to you.  Among my friends they all felt it was Christmas more than Autumn. LOL)

Pattern:  Pin Stripe  . . . it's a freebie pattern on Ravelry.

So head on over there.  You KNOW you want a pair of your own.

Happy knitting!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

September Socks

Here are my September socks.  The pattern is Neldoreth by Rich Ensor.

I used Hazel Knits Artisan Sock yarn in Cirrus colorway and size 2.25 and 2.0 circular needles.

These socks took a while because of the traveling stitches; and the conversion from leg to foot after the heel was a bit of a challenge, but they turned out beautiful and comfortable.

Saturday, June 13, 2015


June socks - Barcelona Socks by Helen Waittes

Knit in Briny Deep by The Grinning Gargoyle on two 2.25 mm circular needles.   

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Completed socks in May
Yarn manos Alegria
Needle size 0 single circular
Pattern Leah Oakley Easy Zig zag socks

Friday, May 15, 2015

May Socks

Twist Socks
These are my Twist socks made from Hazel Knits Artisan Sock yarn in Daphne.  They are nice and thick and keep my feet really warm!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Pirouette socks started in 2013 and finally finished this month!

Knit on 2.25 mm circular needles using Knit Picks Gloss Fingering in Kenai colorway.

The only part that gave me trouble was transitioning from the heel to the decreases on the cabled section.  I just had to follow the instructions and they worked out fine.

Monday, March 30, 2015

March Socks

I'm still knitting socks, in between knitting for charity and knitting sweaters for my grandchildren.  Here are the ones I've knitted this month.  I'll try to be more faithful in posting them as I finish.

 Spring Forward Socks

                                                                     Easter Egg Socks

More information on my blog, Knitting Only Socks, found here.

MoniqueL (on Ravelry)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October Socks

Here are my Pointelles, pattern by Cookie A, done in Blowsy Rose by PigeonRoof Studios.  I fell in love with the color name, and it is just beautiful.

This is the second pair of Pointelles I have done.  I must be getting better because the charts made more sense to me this time through so I had a better rhythm.

I am so sorry to see this group grow so small.  I have always enjoyed seeing the variety of socks that are made. 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

July socks

completed yesterday
Pattern Hill Country Socks by Ann Budd
Yarn Mountain Colors Weavers' Wool
Knit with a size 3

Friday, July 11, 2014

My July socks are Celtic Braid Socks #157 by Lynda Gemmell. I made them using Miss Babs Cosmic Babette in Freckles.  

I love purple and blues, especially turquoise, so these suit me well.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

April Socks

Ugly Duckling Socks

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

March Socks

I'm excited to say that I've already finished my March socks!  I'm naming them Newport Beach Socks after the place in California where I first saw the Pacific Ocean.  The yarn colors remind me of the water, waves, and sand and rocks on the beach.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

February Socks

Four pairs of socks for February.  The first three pairs are just plain old 60sts vanilla ankle socks, all knit on 2.5mm needles.  The first pair was started on Feb 1, finished the 7th.  Second pair started Feb 8th, finished the 14th.  The third pair was started Feb 15, finished the 19th.  Details on the yarn used here.

The final pair are Mr. Dress Up, knit with Wandering Cat Yarns Top Cat in Enchantment Under the Sea.  Knit on 2.5mm needles, started Jan 22, finished Feb 26, details here.

Happy knitting!
Sheri (lexa)