Monday, 31 December 2007

My needles are still smokin'!

I'm so happy - I finished! I had started the first sock and ended up ripping to the snowflakes and changing to a smaller needle. So glad I did, they fit great and after the Christmas knitting was complete, I was able to burn through these! This is my first Sockamania project. I used Knit Picks Essential in Dusk and Bare Superwash for the flakes. I also added a flake on the heel starting on the 10th heel row.

Thanks for the great pattern! I loved seeing all the different versions! Happy New Year to All!


Happy New Year to you all

Been too tied up with end of term stuff with my girls and christmas to get the socks done this month!

All the socks posted look fabulous and I am inspired to do a few pairs for next christmas pressies!!

Looking forward to January's pattern


If these seem like very tall socks, they are! I made them for my adult son's size 12 feet. One and a half were finished in time for Christmas. The brown yarn is Knitpicks Essential Tweed in russet. The snowflakes and toes are something from my yarn stash, which is beginning to rival my fabric stash.


Whoa! Hot Off the Needles!

I honestly did not believe that I would get these done in time. I knew I wanted to repeat the pattern all the way down the leg (making it a 9 1/2 inch leg) and I waited until Christmas day to start them. The pattern went really fast once I had it memorized.

I used Patons Kroy Sock yarn in "Chelsea Tweed" and KnitPicks Bare superwash sock yarn. I love the tweed yarn. It doesn't really show up very well in the picture, but the colors are the same as when you look down into deep fresh water lakes--there are dark green and dark blue lines with whitish light blue sunbeams that stream down through the water. Really gorgeous color!

When I make them next time--when I have more time--I intend to carry the pattern all the way down the foot and add a traditional Norwegian toe and sole pattern to it.

Thanks Anni! Another great pattern!
Tama--The Twisted Hare

December Drawing-January 1st

Reminder that you have until Tuesday, January 1st -- 6 pm (eastern US time) to add the photo of your finished December sock to the blog. The names of the lucky winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 2nd.

Yes, yes, yes....

... I did it!!! I can't belive that I have done it, or should I say the socks... ;)

I'm sorry for the bad pic, but the weather outside it's not on my side this time of year...

Yarn: Regatta Strumpf- u Sportwolle (Peterle-wolle) (color - 1031, darkred and 1010, white)
Needles: Bambu dpn, 2,75mm
Chance the heel to the the one - slip one, knit, slit one, knit... and purl the wrong side... ;)
Hope they will fit someone, they don't fit my feet...
Hugs, and a Happy New Year to all of you!!! (yes, it's in the middle of the last day of this year at my place ;))

Winter Purple Snowflake Sock

Yarn: Jawoll, 100g 2 skein
Needle: 2mm Size 0; Addi 40"
Pattern: Snowflake
Start: Dec 12, 2007
Ended: Dec 26, 200

I started this pair of sock couple weeks ago, but it's slow due to the holidays. It's a very interesting yarn that come with 2 spool of nylon to enforce the heel stitches. I made a pair of ankle socks with another pattern but I couldn't figure how to use it. This pattern is very easy to do with 2 color of pattern. The snowflake yarn is from left over wool yarn. I am very please with the combination. Thank you for the beautiful pattern and I learn a lot with knitting in 2 colors.

Happy Holiday for everyone.


Sunday, 30 December 2007


I proudly present my first colorwork and first sockamania sock:

Friday, 28 December 2007

December done

Here are my Snowflakes. I'm getting a little better at colorwork.


and in time! My socks for december are finally done.

I love them!

I had some trouble but I could fix it before it got worse. I found a free stitch after grafting was done...

Another better late than never

I'm really behind on my Sockamania KAL, but at least I'm trying...

I finished on Christmas Eve my pair of Elegance socks. They were for my mom and I was able to give them to her there and then. Here she is sporting her new socks:

Finished Elegance Socks for Mom

I also finished about a month ago sock #1 of the Ripples pattern:

Ripples sock #1 done

These will be for one of my best friends for her birthday in May, so I have time to finish the pair!

I'm looking forward to receiving another beautiful pattern by Anni in January!

10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5... The Countdown Begins

Only five days left to finish your December socks and post a message along with a photo to the blog. The deadline is Tuesday, January 1st at 6 pm (eastern US time). Anni will pull the names of the lucky winners on Wednesday, January 2nd.

Thursday, 27 December 2007

Finished November's Ripples

Thought I'd better own up to being a late finisher. I did knit 2 November socks but in different yarns. The first one I knitted was in the prototype for the November club yarn and then I started my proper pair in the actual club yarn. And I finally finished them on Christmas Day. It's only taken me 2 months to get 2nd sock done.

So if you're a late finisher like me, show us your photos. We'd still like to see your socks even though you won't qualify for any draw.

Just finished typing up the January pattern and printing it out for PLUS members. Parcels will go out tomorrow. The rest of you will get your patterns e-mailed to you on 1st or 2nd January.

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas. We had some illness left over in this house. My husband was in bed all afternoon on Christmas Day and Emily on Boxind Day. All better now though.

Green with Envy....

I am so envious of you super fast knitters of I am two months behind in the patterns, but am still working on them. I wish I could knit just a little faster:) My hats off to you speed knitters!

December Socks Frogged...

I finally frogged my socks... I didn't like the colors and I casted on with my "you will never finish a project with us" dpns.

But I will knit the december pattern again, in other colors. And I have to remember that I never ever try making white socks again ;)

I'm looking forward to the january pattern,


Wednesday, 26 December 2007

One sock done!

My first Snowflake sock is done, not very much knitting time, right now around X-mas, and I´m not sure if I´m going to be finished before December 31, but I`ll give it a try. I don`t have much experience knitting with two colors, but I`m pleased with the result, with a little more practise I think it could be very nice.
I really like the pattern, thankyou Anni.

Smack Myself

I cannot believe I made this wonderful pattern into two gorgeous socks and then forgot to take a photo of them. The good news is that they were a complete success. Much ooohing and aaaahing and petting. The recipient (the sister) petted them and said they looked like machine-made socks! So I promised her I would never knit for her again (ha !). She apologized profusely and begged for more. This was a great pattern and great fun to knit. Thank you for including me this month.

Tuesday, 25 December 2007

As I promised...

I have made a start!

Bowing to my permanent paranoia about running out of yarn, I am working toe up... does this matter??? I also frogged my first attempt and restarted on smaller needles (size 1) which suits the yarn better and will be a closer fit...

I'm just finishing the gusset increases and will be ready to turn the heel in the morning...

Next... to sort the camera issues so I can add a pic...

Monday, 24 December 2007

Happy Christmas

Just wanted to pop along and wishe everyone a
Happy Christmas!
I hope you all have a brilliant time and get lots of time for knitting over Christmas. Actually some of you may already be celebrating as in Scandinavia the celebrations take place on Christmas Eve.
I'm working hard on the January pattern which is nearly finished but I've been distracted lately by my new spinning wheel. The Janaury yarn for the PLUS club is all ready to be posted in a few days and it's looking gorgeous. Very fresh and fun colours.
I love everyone's socks this month. Not had time to comment on each post but ahve looked at them all and they're fab. If you're not finished remember you've still got a week. And I probably won't do the draw til 2nd or 3rd Jan.
Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!

Sunday, 23 December 2007

First pair done.

I made it; I actually succeed in finishing a pair of socks before Christmas.
I just love them and will wear them to morrow for Christmas eve, where we in Denmark exchange presents.

Merry Christmas to you all, from Line in Denmark.

Friday, 21 December 2007

My Snowflakes are also finished.

Finisehd them right now, just in time to put them in the Christmas calendar for my youngest daughter. I love them, and I think I have to knit another pair of this too.

Thursday, 20 December 2007

Snowflakes are finished!

I wanted to have all my snowflakes be blue. Since I was using leftovers, I had to do blue cuffs, heels and toes. I am happy with the way that they worked up. Just in time for the company holiday party tonight!

Sylvia in Ephraim, UT


Well here she is:

I just want to say thank you for allowing me to join the group and also a big thank you for giving me a reason for trying fair isle. I was always too scared because it looked too difficult, but now I realise that I absolutely love the technique. Looking forward to the new project.

Christmas Snowflakes

This is my first attempt at colour work on socks. I haven't quite got the hang of the technique, so the tension is not quite as even as I would like it to be.

They are for my son for Christmas, so they are in 'boy' colours, grey snowflakes on a navy background.

After finishing the pattern, I decreased to 60 stitches so that they would fit snugly round the ankle and foot. I did a reinforced heel as my son has very bony heels!

Thank you for another interesting & challenging pattern.


i echo..........better late than never!

LUV them :) such a great pattern!

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Snowflakes Completed

I finished the snowflake socks on Sunday but I didn't have a chance to take pictures until today. I am really happy with the final result.

My First Sockamania Socks

YAY! I finished my first sockamania socks!! I really had fun knitting them and now have to get back to Christmas knitting lol. They are a little big on me but are cozy and comfy... I love the snowflake pattern...I can't wait to see what Jan brings! : )

CO~ 12/15/07
BO~ 12/19/07
Needles US 1s and 2s
Lamzie Divy for the Red
Knit Picks Palette in the white


Slow progress...

Ok, I've had them put down for a bit, while I did work on two other pairs of socks, but I figure I've still got a week to finish :) Between Christmas and New Year's Day we're going to put a new floor down in our living room, which means, disconnecting and moving the computer... so... I won't have net access. So I need to finish these socks ASAP!!

Catlady (Catlady2 on Ravelry)

November Raffel

My sock yarn I won from Novembers raffel arrived yesterday. It is beautiful shades of blue. Thank you Anni. Merry Christmas all.

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Festive Feet

I finished these a couple of days ago, and I love 'em! The stranding makes them lovely and warm which is great given the current temperatures here.

I used Knit Picks Bare Merino for the snowflakes. It's a bit thicker than the the red Palette, but I think it's worked out okay. The motifs on the second sock mirror those on the first, and I finished the foot with 6-point shaping to keep the theme going.

The Cedar arch expansion I used from Cat Bordhi's New Pathways for Sock Knitters: Book One is unusual, and fits really nicely too. The increased tension in the two colours caught me by surprise, so I had to frog my first attempt and go up a needle size. I used 2.5 mm DPNs for all the single-colour knitting with 2.75 mm for the motifs. I also reduced the number of stitches to 64 for the heel and foot.

Monday, 17 December 2007

Two snowflakes!

And that makes a pair! This is all I had in my stash for color work and it turned out better than expected. This is fortissima black tweed and gold, using size two needles. I could not resist the gradual coloring in the toes. Nice pattern, can't wait for next months!

Sunday, 16 December 2007

One Snowflake Sock down

What a fun pattern and it goes so fast... I'm using Knit Picks Palette in White and Lamzie Divy Woolens in the red...It's a bit big in the foot so I'm going to re-work that part once I figure it out on the 2nd lol : ) ~dustinac

Saturday, 15 December 2007

Purled snowflakes

I love the idea of purling the snowflake... (I'm not a colour knitter either)...

I've got the yarn... some very squishy hand-dyed BFL sock called 'burnt toffee' from Fyberspates and promise faithfully to cast on on Boxing Day when the Christmas knits are finished!!!

Friday, 14 December 2007

I got my yarn!

I was lucky enough to win the drawing for November. I received Anni's lovely yarn yesterday. I chose the beautiful Cherry colorway. I really like the colors and it feels very soft. I'm anxious to try it out.

Thanks Anni!!!


One down, one to go

I have finished one sock, and I love this pattern, it will definately become a winter must for gift giving. I used Cherry Tree Hill in Amethyst, and Knit Picks undyed for the snowflakes. I changed the heel to eye of partridge and since the foot was plain finished with a slip stitch toe. Thank you Anni for this wonderful holiday pattern. I loved seeing all the interpretations and individual touch.

Finished Snowflakes

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Hurrah all done :D

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Half A Snowflake

I've finished the first snowflake sock. When I blocked it I wasn't sure I was going to be able to see the snowflakes with the knit purl sts instead of using another colour. I was even thinking about doing the second sock with the snowflake in white, even though I don't like colour knitting. However, once the sock was dry it ended up looking a lot better than I thought it would. I am finally back to working on the second sock after having a nasty cold for the last week. I hope I'll get the second sock done by Sunday.

Cedar Snowflakes

I have a photo of only one sock, but both are at the same point with only the feet to be added.

The red yarn is Knit Picks Palette, and the off-white is Knit Picks Bare Merino. I used 2.5 mm DPNs for all the single-colour knitting, and 2.75 mm for the snowflakes.

This was my first go around with two colours, and I loved it! I'd already been practising Continental knitting in preparation for holding a yarn in each hand, and I'm glad I did. Great fun! :)

I took this project away with me last week, but left the pattern behind, so I decided to use Cat Bordhi's Cedar template for the shaping at the heel. I thought it was a good opportunity to try something new.

The motif wasn't all plain sailing though. LOL. I won't bore you with it here, but further details can be found on my blog for anyone who's interested.

Thanks for the pattern. Anni! :)

I think somebody else said it....

Better late than never, right?

Pattern: Ripples Socks by Annie Design for Sockamania Yarn: Brooklyn Handspun Signature Superwash in Wading Needles: Knitpicks Options US size 2 dpn's. Started: December 8, 2007 Completed: December 12, 2007.

I did not change a thing on these socks. I followed the pattern to the letter. Love it! Very easy. Also? The yarn is very squooshy. Makes me so glad that I ordered some more on Sunday.....

Thanks Anni for a great pattern.

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Snowflakes in Dusk

This is my first Sockamania project and I love it! I had to wait for yarn as I didn't have any stashed but here is my progress in a day.

It seems loose but I we'll see what happens when washed. I couldn't resit adding a snowflake on the heal. :o)

Happy Knitting! Thanks Anni for the wonderful pattern.

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

More Snow (flakes) progress pic

Getting there...soon will be :D

My first Clubsock on the way

Hi, I'm new. My name is Justine and this is my december sock in progress.

Monday, 10 December 2007

Better late, than never

November Ripples in blue/grey Adriafil Azzurra.

All done!

My first colorwork. I really like this snowflake!! Here is my 2 yr. old wearing them...they were hilariously too big for the 1 yr. old! I hope to at least try this pattern in another pair of socks. More pics at my blog.

December Snowflakes Done

Good Morning all, at least it is morning in my part of the world. I finished last night then and washed and blocked them so I could post this am. They were alot of fun to make and I have had many complaments on them, Thanks Anni. The yarns are from Anni, size 2 dpns. Now I need to go finish my other Christmas projects. Ha ha

All the socks are looking great! I love the colors you have choosen. I am amazed

Progress pic - posted last night.

Hi... posted text about my socks last night, here's the picture :)


Hi. Catlady here, checking in. (Catlady2 at Ravelry).

Have done one sock as far as the heel beginnings, one repeat of the snowflake pattern. Using Sisu yarn, and 2.75 mm bamboo dpns. First time for me to use bamboo needles - I decided I loved them. Started out with a set of five, but lost one right away, so had to buy a second set. :) I *can* knit with four needles, but this pattern works so nice on the fives... Anyway, I decided to cast on for the second sock, so I have that one working into the second round of the chart. I'll get it caught up to the first sock, then carry on with the heels.

Haven't taken a picture yet - will do so soon. They're blue and white, btw... :)

Sunday, 9 December 2007

A start

Hi first time reporting, and I would like to say thank you for letting me in.

You can see my progress here, they are not my first but almost first ever fairisle.

Ravelry ID: LineMo

It's snowing lol

I decided to go with 3 blocks of the pattern because it is just the right leg height.
I have used Sirdar's town and Country in Lichen and Brown stripe and I used a 30cm/2.5mm circ for the leg and 2 circs for the heel, gusset and toes.

I love this pattern, it has grown quicker than I expected...Thankyou Anni!

Snowflakes Completed

December Snowflakes are done. Quick and easy, I love patterns like this. The foot is a bit looser than I like. If I were to make these again I would definitely drop down to a #1 dpn at the beginning of the heel.

Saturday, 8 December 2007

no pattern???

Am I the only one without a pattern???

Anni can you help??


*Putting this through for Kelly as it was sat in the drafts.
Can anyone without a pattern please use this email address
They need to know who hasn't gotten a pattern.
Thank you Pixie

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Just Flurries

Here's my toe-up (will I ever do any other way?!) snowflake progress. You can go to my site for my comments!

Wednesday, 5 December 2007


Great name to keep us cool in the Australian summer! I will try and think winter as I knit them. I am trying an opal self striping yarn with white for the pattern so we will see how it goes. If a photo is forthcoming you will know it looks fine!

My Snowflakeprogress

Here is my first sock in progress, I just love it, and the colours are beautiful togehter.

Love It!!

Love the December pattern! And I have a matching sweater pattern and yarn that has been sitting in my stash for a couple of years. Maybe this is the motivation I need to get it done! Won't I look cute in matching socks and sweater!? Ha!

Cast on for first pattern

Hi there! Ive cast on my first Sockamania pattern which just also happens to be my first attempt at fair isle too. Its looking good so far, will post a pic soon (blogging from work at the mo, sshhhh!!!)

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Toe ups?

I prefer to knit toe up socks. I need to know about how tall the snowflake pattern is so i can figure how when to start it so it ends up on he right place on the leg. Thanks in advance!


Just popping in to say "hello" - I tried to yesterday, but blogger kept timing out on me....

I am fairly new - December will be my first pattern month with all of you. I found my way here via Ravelry, where I'm Catlady2. I cast on for the sock yesterday, at lunch time at work... finished the rib of one sock last night. Hope to make some progress on the leg today!! Will post pics when I have something worth taking a picture of, lol.

December Sock Started

well, I have just finished 2 Rows of the cuff yet, but I had to cast on :) It's my first fair-isle-pattern and don't know if I make it through or not... My socks will be white with a striped blue yarn.
Hope, you hear from me soon,


Hi! I'm new here too!

I haven't gotten my pattern yet but the december sock looks great!

A nice winter sock... I'm really looking forward to knitting it

No Pattern

I have not received the pattern, can I have one please, it looks beautiful!! I think I would like to add beads to it....

December Socks underway

Ok I don't normally post before I finish but I was excited about what they look like so I thought I would show you. I posted them on my homeschool blog and thought I might as well post them here while I was at it.

Monday, 3 December 2007

Hi everyone,

This is my first month so I'm super excited for the beautiful pattern for December! I think I have some yarn that'll work, but I'll have to check when I get home tonight. I have to admit that snowflakes are one of my favorites!


Oh Happy Days

I received my first ever sockamania sock pattern this morning. Nothing suitable in my stash so I'm off to buy something yummy. Can't wait to get started. I've done fair isle in the flat but never on dps.



Hi everyone, I'm new here and very excited to start the Dec. Sock...I'm going to order some white today...I can't wait to see everyone's socks : )


Just a quick hello :)

I'm new, and looking forward to getting involved!!! I joined via the Ravelry group - found it first. This December pattern will be my first one with all of you - can hardly wait to get started!! Will share pictures and more details as soon as I can!!

Catlady. (Catlady2 on Ravelry)

December Snowflakes In Progress

Couldn't wait to start the December pattern. Once I got going I couldn't stop until I at least completed the snowflake pattern. I decided to only do one pattern of snowflakes vs two. I chose Dream In Color Smooshy for the main color which I had in my stash. It is in shades of deep blue which make the white of the snowflake really stand out.

Sunday, 2 December 2007

Looking forward to this month.

After failing miserably for both October and November, I shall be casting on for Decembers pattern....and it's a fairisle!
Maybe this is what I have been waiting for (I don't know why but i'm strangely excited lol)

Thankyou very much Anni.....i'll post pics as soon as.

Hello from rainy Norfolk

Hello all
I'm really happy to be here at last and am looking forward to receiving my first pattern and contributing more soon!
best wishes
Gina Norfolkknitter

December pattern

Quite a few of you should now have received this month's pattern. Unfortunately I have now had a message come up to say that I've reached the maximum e-mails allowed in a 24 hour period. didn't realise there was a limit on Hotmail. So fi you haven't got your pattern yet please be patient with me. I'll get it out to everyone asap.

And I've drawn the winners for November and they are




e-mail me, ladies, with your choice of prize from my Etsy shop and I'll getit posted out to you.

Saturday, 1 December 2007

November Drawing - December 2nd

Congratulations to everyone who completed the November Ripples, your socks are beautiful. The twenty six names from the completed list have been given to Anni and she will pull the names of the two lucky winners on December 2nd.

Ripples socks

Here they are! In all their pink glory! Just kidding...but they are done. The yarn is Sophie's Toes in Passion. The color and yarn are great but there were a lot of what looked like spit splicing. A bit disappointing for yarn that is a bit pricey. Oh well!

Not Gonna Happen...

I tried...if we put both socks together I almost have one leg...This month has not been an easy one, to put it mildly.

However, I resigned myself to knit these, regardless of time-line as I really like the pattern and well, they're for my mom :).

Congratulations to those who finished!

November Drawing-Sunday, December 2nd.

The completed November list will be finalized this afternoon, Saturday, December 1st at 6:00 pm (US eastern standard time), and turned over to Anni for the drawing on the 2nd. You still have a a few hours left to complete your socks and post them to the blog. So grab those needles and keep on knitting. Twenty-four (24) names are on the completed listed - is your name one of them?

in the nick of time!

whew i made it! actually i was done except for the toe 2 days ago but didnt find the time to finish. what a beautiful fun pattern. my daughter also wants a pair now as well.

i used spunky eclectics superwash merino in sangria, which reminds me of fall but here in teh traopics fall is more subtle.