Wednesday, 31 October 2007
I've done it!
And on time!
The October sock pattern
In Colinette Jitterbug Florentine
The cable pattern is just barely visible, but the intended recipient loves the socks
They are for a dear friend who will be 54 next month, and has some health issues, and loves how the yarn feels, and the rib pattern that fits but doesn't bind or become too tight.
Tuesday, 30 October 2007
Anyway, here are the socks. The main yarn is KnitPicks Essential, I think, and the XO yarn is left over from I think the July socks and is a blend of alpaca and silk, I think. I knit them using two circs from the cuff down.
These are going to be a Christmas prezzy for my hair stylist. She watches me knit socks every month and told me she would love to have a pair and I didn't even have to use expensive yarn, any ole cheap thing would do. LOL. I knit her a beaded purse last year for Christmas and she really loved it, so she is sock worthy. Besides, I have known her most of my life and she started doing my hair about 30 years ago. (WOW, that makes the two of us sound REALLY old, hehehe.)
I doubt that I will get the October socks done until sometime after Christmas but I plan on starting the November socks as soon as I get the pattern.
Thanks for the loverly patterns, Anni.
Monday, 29 October 2007
Sunday, 28 October 2007
Thank you to Anni for such wonderful patterns!
Yarn: Alpine Colorit #715 (grey background with little segments of colors). Ndl: US 0 & 1
I finished October Elegance, but did make some adjustments after the ankle segment. Due to a larger calf I increased the purl segments from 3 sts to 4 sts allowing more leg room. I enjoy toe up versions because its easier to adjust the leg width when the foot/ankle is knitted.
Thanks Anni for another wonderful pattern.
Saturday, 27 October 2007
I finished this great pattern the first week of October, my fastest socks ever. I spent the rest of the month waiting for a computer geek to help me figure out how to post! I continued the cable to the toe and added rib at the top. I think the yarn is Mountain Colors but I can't find the label. Even Roxie gave her approval!!
Friday, 26 October 2007
Wow. I can't believe I actually finished another month of socks! Hopefully I can keep up the momentum!!! I had a very nice time doing these, I even switched the cables around to the front and back because I wanted to show the cables when I wear clogs. I used Colinette's Jitterbug yarn in Raspberry- very nice yarn indeed. My only complaint is I thought it pooled too much, but I still like 'em. I also did a wee bit of ribbing at the top. Thanks Annie for the pattern, it was tops!
Thursday, 25 October 2007
Thank you Anni once again. I love the club and the yarn is just the icing on the cake.
Tuesday, 23 October 2007
I used Union Center Knits, Whatnot sock yarn in the colorway, Fall. I used the large size in the pattern. I added ribbing at the top and used my usual heel (Eye of Partridge).
Everyone's socks are looking fantastic. I've been so busy lately and not had time to pop in for a few days but I'll ahve a good ready later this week. Won't be tomorrow as all the club yarn will be wrapped up and taken to the post office but Thursday and Friday will be blog catching up days.
Anni (who's off to finish the November socks ready for photos tomorrow am and they're looking good).
Monday, 22 October 2007
I'm using Lime & Violet Sasquatch Superwash in the color Tinker. I'm knitting the small size. I look forward to starting those cables, I think they will be fun!
Sunday, 21 October 2007
Friday, 19 October 2007
Thursday, 18 October 2007
Pattern: Elegance Socks by Anni Design for Sockamania. Yarn: Spritely Goods Handdyed Fey Fine Fingering Yarn in the Limited Edition Sherwood color. Needles: 2.75 (US 2) Knitpicks dpns. Started: October 2, 2007 Completed: October 17, 2007.
Wednesday, 17 October 2007
Tuesday, 16 October 2007
More pictures are available here. Although I've knit cables before, this is actually the first time I've used them on socks. I sent these to my second Sockapalooooza pal, and I hope they fit! Anni, the design characteristics were a perfect match for my pal, thank you! : )
Monday, 15 October 2007
Sunday, 14 October 2007
Thank you Anni for another fine sock pattern. You are amazing. These socks are great!
Saturday, 13 October 2007
Thursday, 11 October 2007
Wednesday, 10 October 2007
I'm test knitting it later just in case, but if you have noticed an error (or notice any other errors in the pattens) please let me know. I do check them very carefully but it's so easy with all the abbreviatons and numbers for a typo to sneak in.
I started Elegance... toe-up version... and am currently to the point where the gusset starts. I work full-time so can only knit on weekends and on some evenings. I prefer Magic Loop method for sock making and generally do 2 socks at once. All the photos on this Blog are Wonderful, and I can hardly wait to see mine amongst them!
Monday, 8 October 2007
Nice and easy pattern, thanks again, Annie:-)
Sunday, 7 October 2007
Saturday, 6 October 2007
Friday, 5 October 2007
Hello fellow sock knitters!
Here are my turkish cast-on socks from Anni's October pattern. The yarn is Koigu KPPPM, color #P853, love the color and yarn. This is my second set of socks with Koigu KPPPM yarn and absolutely love the yarn. I also love the October sock, thanks Anni! The socks that have been posted so far are looking great, keep them coming ladies! Rosalia
I'm working my way through them all and iwill get back to everyone's already e-mailed me by teatime tonight.
Thanks to everyone for your patience. It's greatly appreciated.
Have a lovely weekend (hopefully you'll all be able to knit your 'Elegance' socks.
Thursday, 4 October 2007
I'm using Universal Yarn Company's Pace yarn, color 08, size 2 US. I chose to work the large pattern and I love the way they are knitting up! This picture shows 5 complete repeats. I'm at 7 repeats now and will be trying it on to see if I want to continue to 9 repeats. I have small, pudgy feet and short little legs! Thanks so much for the pattern Anni!
Thanks for all your patience. Not sure why some e-mails are arriving and others not.
Wednesday, 3 October 2007
Tuesday, 2 October 2007
Congratulations ladies. Check out my Etsy shop to choose your prize yarn and e-mail me with your choice. You can choose from anything on there - lace, dk, worsted or sock yarn - BFL, alpaca or merino- Just e-mail me with your choices and addresses.
Now the October pattern. I sent them out yesterday, with one mailing list done this morning as I forgot it yesterday. Sorry. But quite a few people seem to not have got it. I've rearranged most of the mailing lists since last month to make the e-mailing easier and I'm wondering if I've missed some. Keep e-mailing me if you ahvne't got it yet as it'll help me to work out what's gone wrong.
I'm excited about this KAL! I love socks and this is the perfect "excuse" to knit more.
I have started October's pattern. I'm 1-1/2 repeats into the first sock! Are we supposed to post progress pics or just the finished products? I charted mine out to work on 4 needles... I hope that's okay. I prefer 4 (actually 5) to 3 as it makes it more "round" to work with.
Thanks so much for doing this... your designs are marvelous!
Monday, 1 October 2007
I have started every pattern since then, mind. I have one sock finished save for the bind-off, but lacking a mate, a foot catastrophically too large for me (this would have developed cables in the next row, after I realized that cables across the top of my foot were a Bad Idea), and an ankle that is catastrophically to small for me.
What gauge issues? Where??
I haven't managed to post about any of this, as I have been graduating, moving, getting married, going on honeymoon, getting a new job, dealing with a dead car, moving again, camping on a couch for two weeks, starting a new job, and moving again. *pant, pant, pant* Knitting has been a little...slowed.
But now, at long last, Lo! a sock. Not merely A sock, dear reader. Oh, no...there is...a pair!
Nature's Palette Fingering Weight Merino, colors Dark Teal (which looked much darker on the screen...the perils of ordering online) and Odd Duck #3, knit on US #2 for the Fair Isle and US #1 for the foot--a plan which worked very well, although magic loop and fair isle do not mix very well. Live and learn. They came out looking very springlike indeed. I did two repeats of the chart, not wanting to run out of the contrast before I had done heels and toes, because I like the look. I have a fairly silly amount of yarn left over, which I'll be working into some frankensocks sometime soon.
Keep those needles whizzing!