Saturday, 31 January 2009
Friday, 30 January 2009
Finally finished these, love the cable up the back. Now I'm thinking I might want to make them longer. I have plenty of yarn to extend them. I used Austermann Step with Aloe. They feel luscious! Thank you Anni for a great pattern and for letting us post long after the month you gave them to us.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
A really fun pattern and the yarn is from Annie, the one i won here a while ago. I can say I just love the yarn and the colour, I think the name was rose red.
I hold my thumbs for winning this lovely yarn again...:o)
Have a nice day you all//Birgitta
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
I modified the pattern as they are for my mom and she wanted a plain foot. A million stockingette stitches later...finally done.
Thanks, Anni, for the pattern and the opportunity to post a finished pair WAAAAAY after the Ripples round was up.
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
This is my first time posting, and my first time finishing within the time frame! I am attempting my first embedding photos...
These are the twisted cable socks, done with Maizy yarn, 2,25 mm dpns. I don't think I'd use this yarn again, as they are quite baggy, although the correct size. But they're good around the house.
Love all the projects here!
I made two pair of Spiraling Socks for a charity called Warm Woolies. They send wool items to orphanages in eastern Europe and to Indian reservaqtions in the USA. They want socks thick and warm, as many of these children only have plastic sandals to wear. I used two strands of sock yarn (all the leftovers from previous socks) and #6 needles, so they are a thick worsted weight. Oh, and way fewer stitches, of course.I think they turned out pretty cute. The half-done ones are being knitted in the Speedway pattern from a Knit Picks sock blank I hand painted. Some friends and I got together and had a blast even though we had no idea what we were doing. A sock blank, by the way, is a long rectangle knit in stockinette stitch with two strands of sock yarn. You dye it and then knit two socks at a time directly from it, unravelling as you go. Both socks come out the same. I hope to have them finished by the deadline, but I wanted to show the sock blank I started from as well. I have one more dyed blank, completely different from this one. Maybe for Frebruary's socks?
Monday, 26 January 2009
If you've not posted a pair of finished socks yet this month, then hurry up and make sure you don't miss out on the draw. You can post any previous Sockamania pair that you finish this month (whether you started them this month or a year ago) and you can post as many pairs as you like. You will get one entry into the draw for each pair you post. Last day for posting is 31 January and I will do the draw on 1 Feb and then post the new February pattern which I've nearly finished knitting. Only a few rounds left.
Fancy some yarn to go with your Sockamania pattern, how about joining the 'No Wool Sock Club' which is a brand new club using an organic cotton/tencel sock yarn and the parcels will be sent out by the end of the first week in February so if you want to sign up for this you need to do so before the end of January.
There is also the regular sock club 'Sock Variety Club' which will feature a different sock yarn each month. I'm sending out the February parcels today so it's too late to sign up for Feb now but get in early for March.
The clubs last for 3 months but there are one month options available too so you can try it out for just one month if you're not sure. And the sale carries on until end of January. More yarns will be added at sale prices this week.
Sunday, 25 January 2009
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Friday, 16 January 2009
Teh regular free Sockamania pattern only club will remain as it is … for now…. but the PLUS club with yarn is chainging.
You will still get teh monthly Sockamania pattern as before but the name of the club will change to Sock Variety Club and will feature a variety of sock yarns. Teh yarns I have in mind are Merino sock yarns, BFL sock yarns, Bambino (bamboo/merino) and Merino Tencel. These are the most likely contenders for the club and the yarns will vary from month to month like the Lace Variety Club.
There will be new prices too, which will be valid for memberships or renewals starting from February 2009. I’ve reviewed the exchange rates again and the current economic climate and decided to make some positive changes.
Also there will be a ‘Two Club’ option. A special discount if you join two of my clubs which will save you money. It saves you more if you join the lace and sock club but you can join two sock clubs too as I’m starting another sockclub too which will be announced on my blog sometime today.
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
I will set these aside for either someone's birthday present or for a Christmas present--that is if I can keep myself from wearing them.
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
I originally started socks in this yarn (Maizy in Neptune) in plain stockinette, but the pooling was so bad I figured the Scrolls pattern would break it up a bit. It makes it a little hard to see the patterning, but I don't think that will be a problem when I'm wearing them.
Sunday, 11 January 2009
Monday, 5 January 2009
Sunday, 4 January 2009
This month I don't have a new pattern due to an insanely busy schedule in December. So I'm making January a catch up month. You can finish off any of the old Sockamania patterns that you've not managed to finish or even knit. List any Sockamania patterns finished in January (even if you only have the toe left to do) or knit a new pair of any Sockamania pattern and you'll qualify for the draw and you can enter as many pairs as you like.
For new members or those who may have mislaid any previous patterns I'll list a selection of old Sockamania patterns on the Google group. If there are any patterns you would particularly like to see listed on the Google group let me know.
I was good over Christmas and finsihed my 2nd Scroll sock and On the Run sock (the first one was done a year ago). So I now have a complete On the Run and Scroll pairs. Also knitted a pair of plain socks in the January Sockamania club yarn which look great. Pictures on my blog in the next day or two. And I knitted one sock and started the 2nd in a new cotton/tencel sock yarn which will start appearing in the shop next week.
If you wish to join Sockamania PLUS Merino Sock Club, pop over to my Etsy shop now to join. Prices came down just before Christmas due to the change in exchange rate so now's the time to join. Also havinga mega January sale in my shop. All yarns reduced.
Saturday, 3 January 2009
Friday, 2 January 2009
The deadline for the December Cables and Lace pattern has been extended to January 3rd. The draw will be done on January 4th.
This will hopefully give more members a chance to complete their December socks and still have time to enjoy their holidays