Monday, 31 March 2008
But I did finish them and here they are with the help of Powder, who is posing in his favorite position.
The cables were easy to work and the pattern really flowed from start to finish. I have been meaning to make a neutral pair of socks forever and finally have a pair! The pattern was perfect!
PS: I have tried a million times to "accept" my google group invite from the link provided in my e-mail, but CANNOT get it to work. It is making me crazy. Please send help!
The Twisted Hare
Some of the email address's are showing as non-verified, we can't sort that for you but have found a help page here. We would like to ask you please, if you have not received your invitation or are having trouble accepting your invitation, to email Pixie at email@example.com. This same email can also be used if you are having problems with the Blog. Your invite should go to the address you signed up with here on the blog, so make sure your signed in with the right ID .. if you changed your email address or the mail is going to the wrong e-dress.. please let us know that in your email. A UK quirk.. blogger gives us your email ending with gmail.. those of us in the UK end in googlemail.. if you think that is your problem let me know and I will issue another invite.
The April pattern (April Bluebell Socks) is now posted and available only at Sockamania Google Groups. It will remain on the google group site until May 1st.
Thanks for the pattern, Anni, it was great fun.
Sunday, 30 March 2008
Some of the email address's are showing as non-verified, we can't sort that for you but have found a help page here
We would like to ask you please, if your having trouble accepting your invitation, to email Pixie at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is only to be used if your having problems with the Google group.Your invite should go to the address your signed up with here on the blog, so make sure your signed in with the right ID .. if the mail is the wrong address.. please let me know in your mail.
A UK quirk.. blogger gives us your email ending with gmail.. those of us in the UK end in googlemail.. if you think that is your problem let me know and I will issue another invite.
We chose Google to make it easy for you to have one login for the blog and for getting the pattern..Hopefully soon you will all be members of both.
Pixie & Barb
Ok, I made it... I got the socks completed and could not resist our late season snow feature with the March socks. Let's hope the April socks can be featured in the sun. Sure hope I get that magic e-mail to get the pattern, as I have no socks on the needles right now. oh, details... Lana grossa #5050, kind of a manly color. :) See you next month!
Saturday, 29 March 2008
We would like to ask you please if your having trouble accepting your invitation to mail me here
This is only to be used if your having problems with the Google group.
Your invite should go to the address your signed up with here on the blog, so make sure your signed in with the right ID .. if the mail is the wrong address.. please let me know in your mail..
We chose Google to make it easy for you to have one login for the blog and for getting the pattern..
Hopefully soon you will all be members of both.
Thank you Pixie
Friday, 28 March 2008
Some invites that have been sent out this evening are being delayed as some have been selected by Google to be reviewed by their staff to make sure I'm not sending out junk mail.
Thursday, 27 March 2008
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
After several months, I finally had the opportunity to knit a pair for Sockamania. I enjoyed this pattern, thanks Anni!
I left out the cables on the instep, and also reduced the stitch count down to 60 from 66. I also mirrored both the cable placement and cable twist on the second sock. The socks look different because I was using a hand-dyed yarn, and knit one sock with one end of the skein, and the other with the opposite end. Very surprising! : )
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
Monday, 24 March 2008
Sunday, 23 March 2008
This in progress pic shows the colour and pattern better:
Saturday, 22 March 2008
Friday, 21 March 2008
Thursday, 20 March 2008
Oh wow, my first sockamania post! I have started the heel flaps on my simply cables, and I just can't wait to be done and wear these socks! This is my 2nd pair of socks, and they feel so soft and comfy so far that I just can't wait to get them on my feet. This is a terrible picture, sorry, but I don't have access to my camera right now so I had to use my daughter's crappy camera.
Tuesday, 18 March 2008
Done, even though DH has only size 8-9 feet (UK) I was beginning to wonder whether I'd have sufficient yarn. As 'tis, there's enough to reinforce the toes - essential with his socks.
Yarn is something (75% wool, 25% nylon) I've had in stash for a while, & have lost the ballband!
I was Kitchenering the toe of the first sock, suddenly remembered that the Feb KAL was for a toe-up flap-heel, & knit the second sock toe-up, with C4F twists, to complete the mirror image.
Several froggings later I had a much better understanding of the construction of a flap heel.
DH loves them - he even took this shot. Must. Reinforce. The. Toes.
Monday, 17 March 2008
Sunday, 16 March 2008
Saturday, 15 March 2008
You'll receive an invitation to join the Sockamania Google group. I'll start sending out invites over the next few days but it'll take a while to get through everyone and I'll post a message here when they're all done. So please be patient! You will need to accept your Sockamania Google invitation or your membership to Sockamania will be removed. Any problems just ask on the blog or e-mail the Sockamania address.
The patterns will only be available on the Google group for a month then they will be replaced by the next month's pattern.
Friday, 14 March 2008
In between moving from one house to the other knitting is necessary to keep me sane! And this is a wonderful pattern for it... I love it. This is the first time I publish on this blog and oh, my, it isn't simple. The yarn I'm knitting with is Trekking Ombre, colour is 100. I admit the colours are a bit autumny, but I started the socks on a very grey day on which I had such cold feet.
It's 75% wool/ 25% bamboo and the colour is Pastel Dream.
All I need now is the perfect pattern to show it off.
Thanks again, Anni.
I just finished my Ripples socks.
They're intended for one of my best friends. She's on vacation now, so I wont know until she gets back if they actually fit her!
I've been waiting to finish this sock so I could start this month's gorgeous pattern. Now's the time to find the perfect yarn!
I am at almost at the heel turning of the first and second pair. I have them each on their own dpns. Another 3 inches per and I'm set to turn. What I'm most proud of (so far, and touching wood!): I haven't made an error! This is a really big deal for me as I'm usually dropping a stitch here or there, or misreading a chart.
There must be some luck of the Irish dust sprinkled on this month's pattern!
Wednesday, 12 March 2008
Monday, 10 March 2008
A few cable twists later DH takes a look, & likes what he sees. Guess what the Easter bunny'll be brining him this year!
This Simply Love is finished in the month of February. I was not able to post the entry in that month. This is my 3rd pair of hand knit socks. I am very proud of this pair as there are many #1's - First try on
1. Magic Loop
2. Turkish Cast-On method
3. 2 toe-up socks
4. Addi Turbo 32" circular needle
4. Sewn Cast-Off
5. Online purchase sock yarn
Sunday, 9 March 2008
Well done to everyone who's completed or had a go at the February socks. Remember if you've not finished the socks yet you can always pos a pic when you do finish them so we can admire them. It doesn't matter if it's a few months late. The Simply Love sock pattern will be for sale on Etsy soon. It's next on my to do list today.
For March we'll be having a different way of distributing the pattern. I've not decided exactly what yet but will post details when I have made a decision. The current system of e-mailing everyone is just too timeconsuming and for the first week in April I'm away so won't be able to do ti anyway which ahs prompted me to think of something else. Lots of helpful suggestions and offers of help to set something up has flooded in and a huge thank you to everyone who's got in touch. If I haven't gotten back to you yet, I will soon.
Saturday, 8 March 2008
Friday, 7 March 2008
Thursday, 6 March 2008
It has been fun to knit, a bit competitive even - just two more rows. The kids can wait just a little more for their dinner so I can knit a little more ...
Wednesday, 5 March 2008
Tuesday, 4 March 2008
Monday, 3 March 2008
Here we are at March 3rd. My first toe ups. Not sure that I think it is the best way to knit socks, although a couple of my friends think that it is the only way to go.
On to the March pattern! Thanks Anni.
Sylvia in Ephraim