Sunday, 31 August 2008
I used Socks that Rock lightweight in Waterlilies. I made a few mods along the way. I made a 2x2 ribbed cuff, the leg is longer than the pattern suggests and I changed the heel (heel flap instead of short rows).
Great pattern, Anni!!
Well I had to have another go at this pattern, I really enjoyed making them. Used the same Araucania Ranco Multi as before, just a different colourway this time. These are a gift for my Mum who has been staying with us for a few days whilst she has her kitchen roof redone. Now she can take them home with her this evening :)
Off to start on Septembers socks now :) - Thank you Anni for another great pattern and wonderful yarn *smiles*
Knitted during my holiday in Greece. As it was usually about 35 degrees Celcius during the day, I knitted only when I was in my hotelroom (with airco) and in the touringcar. I like the result, the colour match with the colour of the seawater. The yarn is from Drachenwolle.
Saturday, 30 August 2008
They are too small on my feet, so they go straight into the gift basket! I'd like to knit these again following the pattern to the letter!
August flowers...also with alterations...picot edging, flowers down the heel, a "normal" heel, since I'm also lousy at short row heels...and flowers all the way to the toe. Yarn: Sisu, on 2.5mm needles, magic loop...
I did start the celebration stole too, twice, but didn't like either yarn. I got this far:
I actually started out making the edge (4 points) and then picked up stitches, and made a sort of short row corner, but once I got to the pattern section, everything stopped. I regret not knitting this in stockinette instead of garterstitch. The yarn here is Schaefer's Anne. Really soft.
Anyway- I'm back on track-LOL- and will try to knit the next pair in time for the drawing!
Have a great Sunday!
(oh, by the way, is anyone else having problems with blogger! I seem to have 5 or 6 blogentrys on hold...)
The list for the August Sockamania drawing will be sent to Anni on September 1st. If anyone has completed the August pattern and not posted, please do so as soon as possible.
August 31st is also the deadline for posting your photos of completed May Celebration Stoles. So far there are only three participants. Anyone else?
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Hello, Sockamana!! Thank you Anni for the pattern. I finished the little flower yesterday. I like the pattern and it's my second try on the short row heel with some minor mistake. I made this for a friend that has a size 4.5 feet. It is relative a fast project considerng busy at work and home.... -Esther
krijg ik vandaag nou net op deze prachtige zonnige dag een uitnodiging van de sockamania groep!!
Mijn dag kan niet meer stuk.
Ik hou dus van breien...vooral sokken breien.
Heerlijke warme en mooie sokken... ideaal om dragen en om cadeau te doen!
Hopelijk mag ik nu eindelijk bij de groep!
Maar ik moet wel oneindig zoeken hoe al die computertoestanden werken; vergeef me dus mijn gekluns met de pc
breigroetjes uit West-Vlaanderen!
Friday, 29 August 2008
This is not the current sock but I thought I would post a finish even if it is late. I enjoyed the pattern but did switch to plain stockinette stitch for the foot. I do have a question for those more experienced. Do I need to block the top edge to keep it from curling under or have I made an error in knitting? Thanks...
Monday, 25 August 2008
What a nice knit, thanks Anni.
Details: yellow yarn 'Primrose', 75% wool 25% nylon sock yarn, hand-dyed by Helen at Ripples Yarns; green yarn 'Snuggly', 4-ply pure new wool by Sirdar (I wanted to stretch the hand-dyed as far as possible. There's enough left for another pair of socks, if they're small ones.)
I did a picot edged cuff instead of the plain one suggested, think it looks prettier.
As for the name, DH took one look at what I was knitting & sang "Greeeeen and Yellow" which is one of the refrains from a traditional folk song about the death of a Lord Arun (Aran/Aren/Aron - he doesn't know the spelling, he only ever heard the song!) he used to sing in the Scouts.
So that's a present for the Niece done & dusted. Next?
Sunday, 24 August 2008
Still love these socks. And I can't wait for the next package to arrive! :)
Friday, 22 August 2008
Loved the pattern, easy to follow and remember - Thank you Anni :)
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
I am really enjoying seeing all the wonderful creations that are posted! You all are one talented group!
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
I'm mostly 'green' cuz the ones posted here are so sweet! Mine shoulda been too! :-(
So, I guess I'll just have to "anxiously" wait for September's pattern. In the meantime, I'm making a pair of stockinette socks in a self-striping yarn - "mindless" knitting for a short bit.
Monday, 18 August 2008
Friday, 15 August 2008
Sunday, 10 August 2008
Saturday, 9 August 2008
Well, my LFS found a Lovely LFG named Arwen.............-->
It was just the next day that someone said " yes, I want them for my great-grandchild" and the socks arrived with Arwen a week later.
And I got this picture of this lovely LFG.
Friday, 8 August 2008
Thursday, 7 August 2008
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
Monday, 4 August 2008
Sunday, 3 August 2008
Saturday, 2 August 2008
Friday, 1 August 2008
I wish you all lots of fun with future patterns, and lots of time to knit them all.
All the best,
As you can see, I didn't finish.....yet. I did a ribbed cuff with 4 repeats of the beautiful Celtic Cable (maybe I should have done shorter socks :) Must finish these before starting the pretty little August Sock. Life once again trumped knitting. DH and has all these wonderful projects underway which does improve the house but I would rather be knitting or at my LYS rather than at the home improvment store and tightening screws. What we do for Love!