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