Thursday, May 31, 2012

Handspun Swap Socks

Handspun Swap Socks by Creations by Uli
Handspun Swap Socks, a photo by Creations by Uli on Flickr.

Finally I managed to finish a pair of socks. These socks were made from a wonderful 3-ply handspun sock yarn. All done for a fun Round Robin Swap. We sent some fibre off to someone who spun it, then the person who spun it sent it to a third person and that third person knits the handspun into something and then it goes back to the original person. So in this swap my knitting was done and my recipient said she'd love a pair of socks so a pair of socks it is!!! I so hope they fit!!! I love how they turned out. :-)

Uli aka mommyknits

May socks, whew!

I just finished these:  Khotan by Hunter Hammerson in Araucania Ranco, colorway Soft Pink.  This pattern was fun to do.  Denise

May Socks

Only one pair of socks finished this month, these are ankle socks (the last pair til the sock yarn leftovers stash is built up again!) for my friend, M.  They were knit on 2.5mm needles, 60sts with 10 rows rib.  I kept the rib into the foot but added a little mock cable to them for something different.  These were the 4th pair of ankle socks for her, plain old stockinette was getting boring, lol.  They were started on April 6, finished May 20.  The light blue is leftover Invicta yarn, the dark blue and multi is leftover Socken-Effekt Strickgarn.  Details here.

Happy knitting!
Sheri (lexa)
darganknits on Ravelry

May Socks Done!

I knit two pairs of socks this month, both pairs finished in the past week.  The first is a simple k2,p2 ribbing called Starry, Starry Night after the colorway I used. The second is a plain stockinette pattern that I named Watermelon Slices.

I have also posted a photo of my sock drawer on my blog, Knitting Only Socks.   It contains 55 pairs of socks.  You'll need to click on the photo to see all of them.  Happy knitting and happy summer!


Thursday, May 24, 2012


Designed for Sock Madness 6. 
Wollmeise twin in Ruby Thursday

dolce pazzia 2

Started back in May of 2011.  finally finished the mate before the start of the final round of Sock Madness!

adrienne in the bellybutton of california

Lyn's May Socks

The socks for May are for my son-in-law.  He always loves to receive a pair.  These are made from Canon Hand Dyes and have some cashmere.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

May Socks

I got a pair done!!!!!  They were originally for me, but they fit my daughter better so guess who gets to keep them??


May Socks!

Uncle Frank Socks


Here are my May socks.  The Pattern Is Uncle Frank by Irish Girlie Knits from Ravelry, and are for my husband, Frank.  In my 40+ years of knitting I had never made him socks because he wears size 13 shoes! 

They are made from Madelinetosh Tosh Sport in the Smokestack colorway with 3.5 mm needles.  The second picture is more true to color.

Frank was thrilled to finally be receiving a pair of hand knit socks!

Judy Walker, aka Snoopyknitter

Monday, May 21, 2012

May Socks!

Hello! I knit some plain socks out of my handspun (Sheep 2 Shoe kit in Basan) with a special heel. It's Cat Bordhi's Sweet Tomato Heel. Very simple and VERY smoooooth. You should try it! And, they are the same size but don't look that way in the photo (The "little" sock didn't get quality blocking time because I could only find 1 blocker, needed to take a photo while the sun was up, and had to do it when my son was distracted. Yep!). I will be keeping these cheerful socks for the next cold and sunless day I encounter(You know, 5 or 6 months from now). I love them.

Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

May Socks

This is an easily memorized pattern: an ideal take-along project! It´s "Almondine" by Anne Hanson: I knitted this pair with a thicker yarn and I really like the contrast of the yarn with the almost floral design. I love them!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Finally a pair of socks -- my first this year.  This is my own personal pattern --toe-up, magic loop with an after thought heel.  The yarn is Four Seasons Grundl Marathon Miro color 604.  Finished for my mom just in time for Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

April's Winner!!!

Due to the graciousness of a former member MStephanie, we have quite a few yarny prizes in the prize stash!

So this month, I'm letting the Winner pick out the yarn for her prize :)

SAM KAL Prizes
All these lovelies!!

April's winner via Random number generator is......


Congratulations and please email me your address :)