Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Cables & Lace - Didn't think it would happen

Oh, the woes of the Cables & Lace socks. I won't go into detail, but I really didn't think these would be completed (even with the deadline extension). I've been knitting feverishly for the past few days, and have discovered that if pressed, I can knit a pair of socks in a week.

I've completed (and love) all of the socks for the year and am looking forward to a dozen more in 2009! Thanks Anni, for a great group and the chance to knit all of these wonderful socks.

Anni yarn, size 2 needles.

Monday, 29 December 2008

I´m ready

Thanks Annie for the wonderful pattern and the lovely yarn i won. Here is the results =0)
Waiting for Januarys pattern now. Hugs

Thursday, 25 December 2008

Cables and lace are done

My december socks are done and in time for christmas...
They look yellow in the picture but they are grey, very light grey...

And because its christmas I made them a little more christmas with a fluffy cuff...:o)

Thanks again for a wonderful pattern...
Have a nice christmas and a happy new year..


Chilly Cables and Lace

I used from my stash for these socks, even those this pattern is more worthy of a solid color. Sorry... These socks are modeling with the 2-3 feet of snow we have gotten here in the NW this past 10 days! We are crossing our fingers to get our rain pattern back. :) Happy holidays!

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Happy Christmas!

Just wanted to wish you all a Happy Christmas. We're in Norway now and there is no snow. We had an extremely busy couple of weeks before we left so so far we've just relaxed since we got here. If you wantot know more read my blog as I've just blogged about the trip here etc.

The deadline for the December draw will be 3rd January (did I remember to tell you that Barb? Barb does the list for the draw for me each month). We'll be home on 3rd January so I'll do the draw then or on the 4th. But Barb will do the final list on the 3rd. New pattern will be listed on 4th January.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and manage to fit in lots of knitting. I've taken several pairs of socks to finish, got lots of single socks waiting for a partner so took 4 of them with me. And started a new lace stole for my sister last night. Should be enough to keep me busy. Got to visit lots of yarn shops while I'm here for an article I'm doing for a knitting mag. But I can't buy anything as we were up to the limit on our luggage allowance coming here and Ryan Air are really strict and won't allow any extra.

God Jul! (which is Norwegian for Happy Christmas!).

Anni x

Friday, 19 December 2008

Cables and Lace

Finished with time to spare. This was another fun pair to make. First one I messed up on the heal. Not enough coffee to figure out how to line up the cables. ha ha Ripped it back once and still didn't get it right, figured it out the next day when I was just about done with the foot. ha ha. No one should get that close to notice. They are so soft and compfy, knit with Anni's Sockamania Plus yarn. Now to work on other UFO's until January's sock comes out.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Cable & Lace Heel Flap Question...

On R1 of the heel flap, the stitches total 36, but the heel flap is to be worked on 33 stitches. Am I missing something? I am not sure where the k6 should line up- intuition tells me over a run of cable... any help, or should I go for a reinforced heel and not worry... ??? Thank you!! This is my first pair to be making along with the group. So far, really fun!

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Cables & Lace

Another gorgeous pattern from Anni!

These are for my daughter for Christmas - I'm sure she's going to love them.

Yarn: Opal Trekking XXL - Cream with coloured speckles
Needles: 2 x 2.5mm circulars

I made 2 (very minor) changes - I added 5 rows of rib at the top and did a reinforced heel.

Thanks again for all your hard work.


Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Cables and Lace

I had a lot of fun knitting these! I used knitpicks palette in mint green. I like ribbing at the top, so added that. I also am not that fond of bulky stuff inside my shoe, so did a plain foot. Thanks Anni for another fun pattern! Hope everyone has a lovely holiday season.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Cable & Lace

Salvia US2. Down to the last view skeins of sock stash. Because of the uprupt color changes and bad pooling, I decided to knit the foot plain. On the leg where there was some solid color areas, you can see how beautiful the pattern is.
Thank you Anni for another great pattern. Looking forward to the January sock.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008


So excited I just got to tell you all. I've had a pattern published on Knitty. Maja is knitted in Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend and is a quick and fun knit and fairly easy. Perfect if you fancy a break from socks. If you want to see more pics or read more about it all, see my blog.
Hope you're all finding time to knit the December socks. As we're away over Christmas and New Year I'll extend the deadline for the December draw till 4 January which is when we'll be home again. The January socks will be posted then too. If you fancy treating yourself to a sock yarn club for Christmas, sign up for Sockamania PLUS Merino Sock Club now (one month or three month memberships available). I'll be dyeing the January yarn in the next few days and posting it next week.

Happy Knitting,


Monday, 1 December 2008

November Winners

Congratulations to
Psalm127 and Nettan
The winners of the November Sock Draw. Please e-mail Anni on and let her know which yarn you'd like from Anni's Etsy shop.
Make sure you include your shipping address.

just in time

i just finished my get fruity socks in the nich of time. they turned out very nice, and thanks anni for a wonderful pattern once again. i used cherry tree hill yarn in lifes a beach. they are a gift for a dear friend.

Fruities Just in Time!

Finished these this afternoon. I did reinforced heels with gussets because i think garter stitch short row heels wear out too fast. Yarn is Knitpicks Essential in the Riverbend colorway. They were fun to knit. Thanks, Anni!