Sunday, 30 November 2008

Winning yarn with a winning pattern!

Thanks Anni I love my new socks! You may not have knit this pair, but you hand dyed and created the pattern for them. Yippy! This is the Parakeet color way. I guess it is a good thing retail has cut back my hours so I have more time to knit this month. Can't wait until December's pattern!

Yummy Get Fruity

My Get Fruity socks are complete. I don't like short row heels so I did my regular toe up sock construction. Yarn used is sock yarn from Dyed In The Wool Handmade and size 2mm needles.

Get Fruity

Vinca US1. Have avoided any top up patterns because I have not had any luck with the bind off until Get Fruity. Now that I'm on the last skein of Vinca I finally found that I can tolerate the fabric on US1.
Thank Anni for another great pattern and an opportunity to learn a new bind off technique.

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Get Fruity - Upside Down

When I first saw the name for these socks I thought of Froot Loops and found the fruitiest, loopiest yarn I had. It's some color of OnLine that I had in the bottom of the stash and in person they're quite frooty.

Love the pattern. Of course I did it toe up, and also changed the heel - short row heels just don't fit me well.

Thanks Anni! Can't wait for next month.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Fruity is fininshed!

I finished these last night. I really like the zigzag pattern on the back. I used two colors of the same Opal yarn. I knit cuff, heel and toe with one color, and then leg and foot with the other. I alternated the colors on the second sock.
Thanks Anni for another fun to knit sock pattern!

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Fruity socks

I really liked this pattern--I am so much better at reading the chart and following it. My 6-year-old granddaughter is wearing the socks for the picture and she didn't want to take them off! She said they were very soft and comfortable. I may have trouble getting them back! I knitted them with Berroco Comfort Sock. The color is 1810--a mix of green, blue, brown and tan. I don't know why socks always look blue with my camera. The one on the right is closer to the actual color.

Thanks again for the great pattern. I wasn't sure I was going to finish with all that is going on in November. But I am grateful I wasn't moving and changing jobs like the post before me!

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Get Fruity

Whoo Hooo I finished this month with a few days to spare. This is knit with Anni's club yarn. I have a pair of longies I need to finish along with some sewing projects. These were so fun and relaxing to make. Just what I needed right now.Thanks Anni, looking forward to seeing next months pattern and yarn.

Little Flowers--A Little Late

I realize these are quite late, but I have a good excuse. I packed up my house and family, quit my job, and moved to another state. Then I spent six weeks trying to unpack, start a new job and get over a terrible cold/sinus infection.

So, anyway, here are my "Little flowers". I used some left over yarn (Tofutsies) and created a pico edge for the cuff--one of my favorite way to create a cuff.

Thanks for the pattern Anni. Unfortunately, "Fruity" is going to be a little late. Christmas projects keep getting in the way. I am sure I have no less than 15 UFO's and 4 or 5 WIP's right now. I can't wait to feel more settled in!!

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Get Fruity

Here they come, The fruity socks.
Love the pattern ,but maybe i should used another yarn.
Difficult to see the pattern in this yarn.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Golden Fruit

These are not blocked yet but I really like the way they look. Another great pattern and another gift item finished. Thank you, Anni.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Ok, i´m done with the fruity...

Lovely pattern once again annie, thanks...
And here they are...

I think I maybe should have used another yarn but in the real they look lovely and the pattern show ok...
Its difficult to take pics that show pattern ok I think, it doesn´t matter if its one colour or mixed up...
How do you do to take better pics?
Do you have any tip for me?...:o)

Have a nice day//Birgitta

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

And the winners are.........

.............. Yosemite and Knitwit. Congratulations! Pleae e-mail me at yarnaddictAThotmailDOTcoDOTuk (replacing AT and DOT with @ and .) with your address and which skein of yarn you would like. You can choose any skein of yarn from my Etsy shop.

Sorry for the delay in posting the winners. I did hte draw on Saturday then forgot to post about it.

Happy knitting,


Sunday, 2 November 2008

November pattern posted

I'm sorry I forgot it was the 1st November yesterday. We've had such abusy weekend and there's been a lot of other stuff I've had to deal with so I completely forgot yesterday but I've just posted the pattern on the Google group.

Well done to everyone whos finished October's socks. They all look fab. I've been looking at them all but not had time to post individual comments for everyone but they all look gorgeous. Just got to finish my 2nd one now.

I will do the draw for the October winners tomorrow. It's getting late now and I'm so tired, was awake more than I slept last night, and I've still got to do my online grocery shopping.

Happy knitting,