Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January Socks

Well, I finished these right on schedule, but almost forgot to post.  Here are my January Socks:

Pattern: Blathnat by Irishgirlieknits
Yarn: Socks That Rock Lightweight in Lover's Leap
Needles: size 2.25 magic loop, two at a time

This was the January Mystery Sock for the SKA Group on ravelry and it was a lot of fun to knit.


January socks done !

These are my first finished knit for 2012 . The pattern is Skyp Rib socks by Adrienne Ku . I love this pattern , unfortunately the yarn doesn't do it justice . It's easy without being boring and makes a change from plain vanilla socks . Next time around I'll knit  it  with a solid or semi solid sock yarn . The yarn is Regia Jubilee colour , a nice sturdy  yarn . Best of all these are for me , yay !



here is Murphy's Favourite Pint.

murphy's fav pint

major mods: added ribbing and "crest" for logo!

cuff detailing looks just like the Guinness foam!

adrienne in the bellybutton of california

Navy and Teal Plain Socks

I did not want to miss the first month of the year, so, I got very busy with the knitting of these socks. The yarn is Knitpicks Stroll. I used an afterthought heel.

I look forward to seeing lots of pretty socks and getting inspiration. Lyn

January socks

My mojo was really down this month, but I got it back in time to finish: Hourglass by Bev Elicerio in Pagewood Farm Yukon colorway Turquoise. These socks were a fun knit and the pattern is very striking in a semisolid colorway. Denise

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Fresh Start in January

I fell off the sock bandwagon at the end of the year, but I'm back on track now!  These are my first finished socks of the year, started and finished in January.  The pattern is Cotty by Irishgirlieknits and the yarn is Socks That Rock medium weight in the color River Rocked.  The only mod I made was to decreased the sole to 28 stitches to get a better fit.  Other than that, it is knit as written.  I love this pattern!


January Socks Are Done

They are Blauer Peter Socks by Monika Eckert. I found this pattern last week on Ravelry. I already had the yarn, hazel knits artisan sock yarn in Serenity, and knew they were supposed to go together.

I started them on Jan 22 and finished them yesterday. Fastest socks ever!

I love the variation in the patterns. The two borders around the front pattern are different, a section of traveling stitches on one side and two columns of crossed stitches on the other. The placement is mirrored on the two socks, keeping things interesting.

They were knit on two circular needles, size 2.25mm, my favorite for making socks. Here is a closeup of the front and back:

Sunday, January 29, 2012

January Socks

Productive month, four pairs of socks. The orangey yarn is Phildar Hobby, and the other yarn is ONline Supersocke 100 Walking Color. First pair were vanilla socks for my oldest boy's birthday. 60st socks, heel over 30sts, toe to 20sts. Started January 3, finished the 9th. Details here.

Second pair were vanilla socks with a twist of 3x2 rib for change. These socks were for my youngest boy's birthday. I cast on 56sts and decreased one stitch after the cuff to 55sts to make the 3x2 rib work. Heel over 28sts to keep purl stitches on either side of the top of the foot. Cast on one stitch before toe shaping so I'd have 14-28-14 and graft the toe once I hit 20sts. Details here.

The other two pairs are ankle socks for a friends who prefers ankle socks. I used the leftovers from the first two pairs. Both are 60st vanilla socks, heel over 30sts, toe to 20sts, but the ONline leftovers I did 2x2 rib for something different. Details here.

Happy knitting!

Sheri (lexa)

Friday, January 27, 2012

I'm back in 2012 :)

Finnished a pair started in November, not quite happy with these at they twist on the foot, should probably have knit a different toe.

Ravelry project page


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Just in Time!

Just a quick update here are my January Socks I used a brightly variegated yarn.
Thats all for now have a wonderful day

Monday, January 23, 2012

January Socks

Here are my January Socks...
Pattern: "Hearts": A Guernsey Pattern which I changed for my socks (unfortunately it turned out really badly)
Size: Ladies Size 9
Needle: Size 2.5
Yarn: Opal handyed "Antonia aus Tirol - Zeit für Harmonie" (which means "Time for Harmony")
          ("Antonia aus Tirol" is a famous german folk singer who designed different handdyed yarns! ;--))

Unfortunately you can´t see the heart-pattern because I didn´t pick the yarn carefully enough for such a beautiful and easy pattern. You can find it in here. Probably I will give them to my mum as a birthday present. ...I really love knitting gifts. That´s why I´m really looking forward to casting on the next pair right away.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

January ---- Socks On Fire

January's sock-a-month:  Socks On Fire

The link for the pattern is a Rav. link.  You're all on Rav., right?  If not, you should be ---- greatest resource EVER for patterns and ideas.

So ---- back to the socks at hand --- the yarn is Arucania Ranco Multy (a discontinued yarn is what I'm hearing) ---- it's a single ply so sometimes it feels like it's going to pull apart.  Thankfully, it never does and my Ranco socks from the past have worn pretty well.

It does tend to felt --- wash by hand --- and it runs a little bit ---- so Ranco socks bathe alone.

Other than that --- I love them.  The pattern is a little challenging in a fun sort of way and the yarn is just the right color for socks on FIRE!

Now I'm off the the stash to see what pops out next.

Dee at Tangled Up in Sticks and String

Monday, January 16, 2012

January Socks for Me!

Pattern: Lace and Diamond Socks by Mona Schmidt from Reynolds Booklet 82427
Size: Ladies Size 9.5
Needle: Size 2
Yarn: Great American Yarns Soft Sea Wool
Ravelry Project Page : http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Teal/lace-and-diamond-socks

Knit something pretty for myself this month as a reward for surviving the holidays. I have a second pair of charity socks in progress but likely won't finish them this month so I'm posting early.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

SAM 12 Winners

December's Winner is

SAM prize

Winner of knitting one pair a month for the last 6 months is:

SAM prize

and....winner for knitting at least 1 pair during the last 6 months is....


SAM 11 prize

Email me with your addresses so I can mail your prizes out!

Our numbers are dwindling and I'm happy to continue as I hope are you! I have cleaned up the sidebar and if you happen to see your name off, please let me know. :) If you have any friends that want to join, invite them along!

I sure hope I knit more than 2 pairs in 6 months this time!!  Need to finish some of those sock wips!

Knit on!! :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Hi everyone!

I know blogger can be a pest at times. But please, only hit the publish post button 1 time. Even if you get an error message, click your browser button back and then click on the edit post tab. Often times you will see your post there, but it will show an orange draft message. Click on Edit on your particular message, make sure your post has the info you want, then click on publish post again.

Hopefully you will only have to do this 1 time. If it still doesn't work, back away for a bit and try again. Email us for help if you need it, that's what we are here for. When you keep clicking on publish post, it gives us multiple copies of your post, then we have to go in and delete the multiple copies. By deleting the multiple copies, we are trying to free up space so others don't have difficulties posting. Yes folks, the behind the scenes action. :)

If you haven't posted before to a blogger blog, or need help, refreshing how to do it, anything, etc. please let us know, we will walk you through it all! :)

Also! If your name and/or blog isn't on the sidebar, let us know! Sorry!! Thanks to everyone who let me know very nicely about that! ;)

If you post your pictures under a different name than on the sidebar, we need to know either what name is on the sidebar, or if you want us to change it. We can't give you credit if we don't know who you are. :)

Now back to knitting socks!!

Welcome to Sock A Month

What is Sock A Month 13 and how long will it last?
Sock A Month 13 is a Knit-Along in which members will try to complete one pair of socks each month. This round will run from January 2012 through June 2012, so we will try to knit a total of six pairs by the end of this round. Each month you complete a pair of socks, your hostess will give you a credit - a little letter next to your name representing the month you completed the sock in.

What if I can't finish a pair of socks in a particular month?
No problem. Just finish them in the next month, or the next, or the next!! This is a low-pressure KAL and there is no penalty for not completing a pair every month.

How do I join?
To join, e-mail SAM6for2008 AT gmail DOT com with your name as you would like it to appear in the side-bar, your e-mail address and your blog URL (if you have one). If you are a new member, blog invite will then be sent to you - once you accept it, you are ready to go!  If you are a returning member, no new invite needs to be sent - but we will be sure to keep your name on the side-bar list.

What do I do when I have finished a pair of socks?
Simply post the finished socks on this blog. Your socks must be posted by noon an the first day of the following month to qualify. (For example, January socks must be posted by noon on February 1st.) Please remember to include your name (as it appears in the side-bar) and your blog URL (if you have one) at the bottom of each post. This will help your hostess know who you are, so they can give you credit for the month.

If you are having trouble with posting your picture or the post doesn't seem to want to show, or you just need help, let us know. Sometimes Blogger can be a bit difficult, especially near the end of the month as everyone is posting at once.

What counts as a finished pair of socks? What doesn't count?
For a sock to be counted as a finished pair for a particular month, it must be completed in that month. (It doesn't matter when it was started, as long as it was completed in the month you are getting credit for.) For socks to count, they must have a turned heel and must be a matched pair. (You can't put two single socks together and call them a pair.) Baby socks count. Booties and slippers do not. Also, key chain socks, earring socks, doll socks and Christmas ornament socks do not count - you only get credit for socks that a human can wear.

Do I get extra credit if I knit more than one pair each month?
Sorry, but only you can only earn one credit per month. You may knit and post as many pairs as you like, but there is no extra credit for multiple pairs.

Are there any prizes involved?
There may be, if we get prize donations.  If not, we'll just knit along for fun!

I have an on-line store / Etsy shop. Can offer discounts for SAM13 members?
Yes!! E-mail Zonda at SAM6for2008 AT gmail DOT com and your information will be put in the side-bar for our SAM13 members!!