Monday, December 31, 2012

December Socks

Now that the holidays are essentially behind us, I'm enjoying getting back in the knitting groove!  I started these November 1 for the SKA Mystery KAL.  The pattern is Moody's Stockings by Erica Leuder and I used Skinny Bugga in Acmon Blue for them.  They are for my oldest son's girlfriend for Christmas.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

December Socks

So like many people, all my socks this month were for other people, as gifts.  My brother requested a pair of heavy duty house socks, so I just used the Sock Knitters Handbooks to invent a toe-up pair of worsted weight socks for him.  I did a standard wedge toe, short row heel with wraps, and fifteen rounds of 3X3 ribbing (on a 48 st sock).  The stitch pattern is a 3 round repeat that was actually a dishcloth pattern I made awhile back, because he wanted something "like waffle weave."  I used Cascade Yarns Eco Alpaca in charcoal for the body, and Nashua Handknits Julia yarn in Geranium for the heel, toe and cuff...what a great yarn! Too bad it's discontinued, but it's 50% wool, 25% alpaca, 25% mohair--the perfect balance, and much stronger than the 100% alpaca for the high wear areas.  This is the best picture I could get, taken by my brother of his own feet:
I also finished a pair of socks for my sister, V Junkie from Socktupus, in Pagewood Farm Denali, colorway JF's Folly, but I don't have a picture of the completed socks.  HERE is the half finished sock on the project page... I think it was the perfect colorway for the pattern, and they fit her well.

Happy Knitting!!


Friday, December 28, 2012

Gimme a D for December!

December Socks completed!  Milo by Cookie A in Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere colorway Ponder Dusk - this yarn feels  sooooo goooood!  5 size 2 dpns  Cast on 10/1/12, cast off 12/23/12

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Bright Socks

I finished a pair of socks!
Yarn:  Sanguine Gryphon, Skinny Bugga purchased at Sock Summit 2011
Needle: single circular, size 0, 2mm
Pattern is mine and available for download free, Nickel Socks on in the free pattern section.

Monday, December 10, 2012

December Socks


The pattern on this pair is Pointelle from knit, sock, love by Cookie A. I knit them on US size 1, 2.25mm circular needles. The yarn is Charlemont Kettle Dye by Valley Yarns in burgundy. I really enjoy the challenge of knitting mirror image socks!

I tried to finish these for November, but I kept getting lost in the leaf pattern and had to rip out too many times. I love how they turned out, though.

Judy Walker aka Snoopyknitter :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Crazy Socks

These aren't the craziest socks I've ever knit, but they truly ARE crazy -- Zauberball Crazy (#1660).

So that's MY socks for December.  I guess I'd better head to the stash and see what socks I should make for January!  Maybe something icy blue!


Yarn:  Zauberball Crazy

Colorway:  #1660  (Earth)

Needles:  Size 1-1/2 Hiya Hiya dpn

Pattern:  Ann Norling #12 Adult Sock  (but, it's basically just your plain ol' stockinette sock with a flap heel)

Dee @ Tangled Up In Sticks and String

Friday, November 30, 2012

November Socks

Two pairs of socks for November, both for my youngest boy.  The first ones are Rudy's Got Sole in Kertzer On Your Toes 4ply in blue heather.  Started on October 6, finished November 4.  Details here.

The second pair are just a plain old 3x2 ribbed sock knit with Austerman Step, started November 11, finished the 29th.  Details here.
Sheri (lexa)
darganknits on Ravelry

November Stripes

These are my November socks . The pattern is Carole's Picot Edge socks and the yarn is from Wandering Cat Yarns . This is a self-striping merino / nylon blend called Barn Cat .The colourway is  Steel Magnolias . It was a pleasure to work with and I'm more than happy with the finished socks  .


Thursday, November 29, 2012

November Socks

So for November, I finished up my pair of Caret + Chevron socks that I did as a KAL on the Interweave forums.  Yarn is Knit One Crochet Too Crock-o-Dye.  The silk content makes for nice feeling but looser socks than I would like...these will be bed socks I think.
Happy Holiday Knitting everyone!!

November Socks

Sarsaparilla by Cookie A  in Green Mountain Spinnery Super Duper Sock Club colorway, 5 sz 2 dpns, cast on 11/1/12, cast off 11/28/12 - I love these socks and am already wearing them today! Denise

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

November Socks

This isn't the greatest picture, but I forgot to take one of the socks before I gave them  away.  I had my SIL take a pic of the socks while being worn.  They are the pink ones.  The other ones I made are being worn under the footy pajamas, but they were already posted for Oct. 


Monday, November 26, 2012

November Socks 2012

Made these for a friend at work that had a little boy (Noah). I used Koigu yarn and the Shibui baby pattern for the hat and my favorite sock pattern by Edie Eckman for the socks. I love baby socks! Happy knitting...Renee' aka yoyosocksister

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Has my sockmojo returned?

Atleast I finished a pair of socks this weekend :)


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Socktober Winners!!

Well, wow, it's November! Where did the time go!

My sock mojo has been taken over by Smittens for a swap!!! However, I miss my sock knitting so you'll see some soon! Maybe even this month!! (please don't hold your breath though!)

So!! In celebration of Socktober all members who posted a finish pair of socks during the month of  October will win a prize!

Please Email me your address and I'll get your prize off to you!

Thanks for continuing on!!

Happy Knitting!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November -- No Purl Monkey

This could have been my second pair for October, but I was about 16 hours too late.  I finished them up tonight while watching the evening news.


Pattern:  No Purl Monkey

Yarn:  Trekking Handpaints

Dee @ Tangled Up In Sticks and String

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October Socks

These are Pulled Salt Water Taffy Socks by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer.  The yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Desert Flower.  I used size US 1 (2.5mm).


Close up view here.

Not my best pair of socks.  I ordered the wrong color.  This color is much brighter than I wanted.  I also tried to match the start point, so the two socks would match. Obviously that didn't happen!  But it was a fun pattern to knit.

They are bright and will keep me warm this winter.


I have two pair of socks for this month  . The first ones were actually cast on in September but not finished till early October . They are some warm ski socks for DH . The pattern is Garter Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks .The yarn is Regia Highland Tweed . Mike is pretty happy with them .

The second pair are for me . It was love at first sight when I saw the colourway at my LYS . This was one  of my few yarn purchases this  year . I'm really work down some of the sock yarn stash . This is another Regia yarn , Ombre Stripe by Kaffe Fassett . The pattern is Jeck by Regina Satta . I really enjoyed knitting this pattern , thanks Regina !


Monday, October 29, 2012

October Socks

Two pairs completed for October, with two (one new...) pairs STILL on the needles.  First, I finished my first pair of man socks after my husband had been badgering me:

Pattern is Jane Cochran's Hedgerow and the yarn is KP Stroll tonal in Kindling.

Then I settled in to knitting the long-promised pair of 'gween socks' for my little girl, using leftovers from my previously posted Kai-mei socks and a little yellow mini skein I picked up at my LYS for $1.  I used a single pattern repeat from the Dragonfly socks to make them more interesting.  And getting a good picture of toddler feet is as difficult as getting a good picture of their smiles:

October Socks

Tangaroa by CozyWollies (Oct Solid Socks Mystery sock on Ravelry)  CO: 10/1/12, CO 10/28/12, yarn used  Knit Picks Essential in Pumpkin colorway, 5 size 2 dpns - this was the first time that I tried a mystery sock & I throughly enjoyed it!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

October Socks

I call these my Girl On Fire Socks.  The pattern is Katniss by Rose Hiver.  I used Hazel Knits Artisan sock yarn in the color way Barn Door.


Friday, October 26, 2012

October Socks

It's been awhile.  I lost my knitting/blogging mojo for quite awhile, but I think it is back.  :-)  At least I hope it is.

I finished a pair of simple stockinette socks for October.

Yarn:  Regia Patch Antik

These will be a Christmas gift for DH.  I knit on them last week while we are on vacation and he didn't suspect a thing.  So, shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...don't tell.

Dee @ Tangled Up In Sticks and String

Friday, October 19, 2012

October. Check.

Finished up a pair of socks for my nephew.

Basic vanilla with a 3x1 ribbing using Regia's Kaffe Fassett yarn.  Really nice stuff and would use again.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Socks for Andie

My daughter, Meagan, is pregnant with her first child, and they plan to name her Andie. I knit a pair of socks (even tho she is not due till Feb). Felt like Grandma had to get started on something! Renee' aka yoyosocksister

Monday, October 1, 2012

By the Skin of my Teeth September

Pattern: Haystacks by Lisa Stichweh
Yarn: Hazel Knits Artisan in Blue Spruce
Needles: 2.25mm

I finished these Sunday afternoon and I forgot to post them!  Crazy because I have been a knitting fool for the last few days to finish these so that I would have completed my pair for the month.  Then posted them in all the appropriate groups on Ravelry,...... and forgot the blog.  So silly!  Anyway, this was a fun and easy pattern and knits up pretty quickly due to lots of stockinette.  I love that they are left and right socks to add a little fun and interest.


Sunday, September 30, 2012

September Socks

I started this pair of socks in August, before my trip to London for the Paralympics.  During the trip, I cast on two more socks, each of which I am now on the 2nd sock but simply couldn't finish due to knitting A.D.D.  October is going to be a productive sock knitting month as a result, but this is all I have to show for September:
They are just Wendy Johnson's basic sportweight socks with gusset heel pattern (toe-up), intended to use up the two whole skeins of Knit Picks Felici sportweight I had.  These will be fun socks, and I won't worry if someone accidently chucks them in the dryer!

-Sarah (prizebird)

Root Beer Socks

One pair this month and it was an easy knit.
See my blog, Knitting Only Socks, for more information.


September sparkly socks

Here's my socks for September . The pattern is called Murano by Christine Monnard and is free online at ravelry .It was a wonderful knit . The only modifications that I made were to change the heel from a short row heel to a heel flap because I'm really terrible at short row heels . These fit really well . The yarn was Berroco Sox metallic . I just love the glitter . Now to decide what next months sock knitting will be ...


September Socks

One pair of socks for me for September, Harris Tweeds in mens size 11, started August 31, finished September 23.  Knit on 2.75mm needles, the yarn is Kertzer On Your Toes 4 ply in sage heather.  Details here.
Happy knitting!
Sheri (lexa)
darganknits on Ravelry

Sunday, September 23, 2012

September Socks

September socks are done, Moss Rocks by Debbie O'Neil, part of the Sock Sniper group games in Malabrigo, colorway Azules.  Great pattern, I really like the ribbing, I think it would make really pretty cuffs on a sweater.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Ahead of the game.......

or a couple of days late.

Either way I have a pair of socks to post!!   My socks for September are a crazy pair that's for sure!!!  My son picked out the yarn and told me he wanted a pair of crazy socks.  And crazy he got!!!!


Saturday, September 1, 2012

August Socks

I might be too late to post these, not sure.  We were in a hotel for the night, and I tried six times to upload a picture from my phone and post these this morning, but there's no way it would work.  So I gave up.  We just got home about an hour ago, so I had to do it the normal way! Anyhoo, these are Escalator Socks in Kertzer On Your Toes 4 ply in blue heather.  Knit on 2.25mm needles and big man foot size 13s, started August 1, finished the 31st.  Ravelry details here with better pictures to follow tomorrow when I can take some outside.
Happy knitting!
Sheri (lexa)

Friday, August 31, 2012

Socks for August

 I finished these socks last week but almost forgot to post them . The pattern is  Cherry Lane by Felicia Lo and the yarn is Berroco Vintage . The colour looks pink in this photo but they are really more a New England red . A portion of the profits from the sale of the pattern went to support the Stitch Red  national heart disease awareness campaign . Good cause , and a beautiful pattern  , makes a great combination  !


Freeing Up my Needles!

I decided to play along this month with some of the knitters in the SKA group on Ravelry to try to free up some needles during the month of August. The new year of challenges begins tomorrow!

TTL Mystery Sock 08 by Kirsten Kapur.  Knit in Skinny Bugga in colorway Cotton Stainer.  I started these Sept. 4, 2010 and finished these this afternoon!
Raven Swirl Socks By Cookie A for the Rockin Sock Club.  Knit with STR lightweight in colorway Blackbird.  I started these in April 2010 and finished them Aug 4, 2012.
Queen of Beads by Sivia Harding, also a RSC pattern/yarn.  Yarn is STR lightweight in colorway My Blue Heaven.  I started these in January 2010 and finished them August 17.
Over the Rainbow socks by Lisa Dykstra.  The yarn is Zen String Lotus Toes in color way Over the Rainbow.  This was the Woolgirl Oz Club Over the Rinbow kit.  I started these in July 2009 and finished them on August 26.

4 pairs of finished socks and 4 sets of free needles!  The startitis could be ugly this weekend!


August Socks Done!

Here is the pair of August socks I completed. 

                             Lemon Grass Socks

Alas, only one pair this month. It was the month of the Big Wedding; my third oldest son married his long-time sweetheart.  It was a most beautiful wedding!   Next month my second oldest son and his wife are having a baby shower for their first child due in November and so I'm now spending much of my time knitting and quilting for the little one.  What fun!

Knitting Only Socks

Sunday, August 26, 2012

August Socks

2 pairs of socks for August - Solfar by Cookie A in The Plucky Knitter colorway Vintage Refrigerator and Plain Old Car Knitted socks in Patons Kroy Socks FX colorway Cascade Colors

I just wanted to add a big THANK YOU to Zonda for hosting this KAL - I do hope we can continue, I find it a great motivator to finish at least 1 pair of socks each month, especially after seeing all the beautiful socks everyone else finishes!   Denise

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Just checking in!!

Hi Everyone!

As some of you may notice, I've been cleaning up the sidebars and if I deleted your name and blog access and you still want to play, no problem, just email me and I'll resend the invite.

What started out many years ago with over 200 knitters has dwindled to under 30 knitters. I have no problem moderating this group/KAL however long anyone wants to keep posting. :)

I'll keep sending out the prizes until they run out. In December, maybe we'll see if anyone wants to continue on. Sometimes things do have to come to an end, sometimes they can continue on. I'm here for you as long as I can be.


August 2012 Socks!

August 2012,

I finished these toddler socks for my daughter on July 31, but I didn't weave the ends in or take pics until August 1:
The pattern is Triple T Socks, but I opted to add a small lace design just for grins.  The yarn is Premier Yarn Serenity in Harlequin, a yarn I picked up before I actually learned how to knit socks and got obsessed with fancy yarns.

And for myself, I tackled my first Cookie A socks, the oft knit Kai-Mei, done in Mountain Colors Crazyfoot yarn, colorway Chinook:

missed july!

i've somehow missed the month of july.  where did it go?

so, for august, may i present

designed by moi for tour-de-sock (a benefit for doctors without borders)
periwinkle sheep watercolors in the sheep's clothing

stardust pair

adrienne in the bellybutton of california

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Socks for August

 These are Blanker Hans socks by Monika Eckert.  This is the third pair of socks that I have knit that she has designed.  They are often mirrored on the front, with a different pattern on the back.  A bit challenging, but I like that.

I used Top Cat in Peony from Wandering Cat Yarns
I knit on two size 2.5 mm circular needles.
I love how the back pattern is different from the front, a checkerboard and stripes.  Also the fronts are mirrored, which keeps me on my toes. (Pun intended!)

                       Happy Sock Knitting!

Friday, August 10, 2012


Lisa Souza in Flanders. Gorgeous yarn. Size 13 for a man. K6P2 on size 1.5 needles.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

August toddler socks

Plain ribbed toddler socks, no pattern. Dark green superwash wool, sock weight, needles size 3,5 mm, 32 stitches. Super easy and super quick! Cast on and bound off all in a matter of hours.

Nice weekend to all!