Friday, 31 July 2009

celtic cable heel socks

I started out with this, the merino sock yarn colour navy I won in May.

And after a little fast knitting last week I finished with these. The Celtic Cable Socks.

Thanks Anni for the lovely soft yarn and the great pattern. Groetjes, Mirella

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Twisted Cables Socks

I've been wanting to make these and finally got them made this month. Great to have a catch up month. These socks were easy to make, I love them. I used Knit Picks sock yarn that I dyed with Kool Aid, lemon-lime and blue raspberry. Colors look great with the cables. I also love the way the k1b looks.

Thanks Anni for a great pattern.


Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Thanks for the Gold!

I kept waiting at my mailbox for my package of gold. See how beautiful it is? I can't wait to knit with my new yarn!! Thanks Anni.

Here is my catch up sock from January. It is made with Knit Picks yarn and pink Fixation heels. Unfortunately, the stripes cover up the heart design. Thanks again for the fun!

Monday, 27 July 2009

Get fruity!

A catch-up month was an exellent idea! Love all the finished socks that you've posted so far.

Picking the right pattern was a bit tricky! Two years ago, all I knitted was top-down, one-at-a-time, on DPN's...and only with a regular heelflap. But now I have figured out how to do the short-row-heel, so I wanted a pattern that would combine toe-up, short-row-heel, lace, and two-at-a-time using magic loop... "Get Fruity" met almost all those requirements, exept for the I cheated...instead of "m1", I did a "yo", and it looks good. The short-row-heel is pretty neat too. Only thing wrong with that I'm still having a hard time figuring out the correct lenght of the sock when knitting toe-up-LOL! So these are way too short for the intended recipient, but will go straight into the gift basket.
Yarn: Viking Fr√łyagarn, 80%wool,20%nylon, machinewashable sockyarn. 50g=150m
Needles: 2.5mm bamboo/wooden circular needles.
Fun and fast.
Thanks again for a very nice pattern! For some reason I didn't knit this when we first got the pattern, so it was nice finally making them.
Hope everyone is still having a lovely summer:-), I'm off to pick some more fruits...the edible ones in my garden this time...

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Ripples II

I didn't have any unfinished socks, so I decided to make another pair of Ripples. They were my favorite pattern.

While I was selecting yarn for the socks, my daughter wanted to help. This is what you get when you let a 6 year old pick your yarn. The colors are MUCH brighter in person.

More Rollercoasters

These socks are much brighter in real life!
I've had the yarn for a while waiting for the right pattern
and I'm really pleased with the combination.
Thanks for a lovely pattern, Anni.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Lazy Leaves in July

I was so glad that this was designated a "make up" month! I have about 3 months worth of sock projects all waiting to be finished. I chose to finish this one though.

I had the first sock done before I discovered that a revised pattern was available. This was such a pretty pattern. I have already had many compliments on them! The yarn is a merino/bamboo blend and I used some ebony wood needles from Lantern Moon to knit them up. The yarn and needle combination is part of the reason it took so long. I am not fond of wooden needles, but these are exceptional! I enjoyed every single stitch!

Thursday, 23 July 2009

June's Yarn

My yarn just arrived!! It is beautiful as always and oh so soft. This is Alpaca Lace in Rose color. I may need to order me an other skein to make sure I have enough for a stole or something. lol Thanks Anni

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

rollercoasters in july

I made the March socks, and I love them! They fit really well, and the design is so pretty. Thanks a bunch, Anni! I used Lion Brand Sock Ease, and I really like the thin stripes.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Here are my Lacy Diamond Socks. My granddaughter is wearing them and you can just see her 1 year old brother's foot! I used Regia sock yarn by Kaffe Fassett. I loved the vivid crayon colors. The color name is in German so I am not sure of the official name!
I may be absent from the club for a month or so. I have my other knee replaced tomorrow. I hurried to get this pair done before surgery!


finished my lazy diamonds! as always beautiful pattern thanks a bunch!

i used some yarntini sock yarn, delish!

Saturday, 18 July 2009


leaves! and i was lazy ~ could have finished within the month but..........
these were fun :) i did change the heel tho

Friday, 17 July 2009

Celtic Cable Heel Socks - July

Last year the Celtic Cable Heel pattern was one of my favorites. When Anni posted it again this month, I couldn't resist knitting another pair. I used Fannie's Fingering Weight from Farmhouse Yarns. The colorway is Indian Corn.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Lazy Leaves

I had hopes of finishing these in time for June, but didn't quite make it. I love the leaf pattern, I don't really care for the toe up construction. Sorry for the poor photo. Thanks Anni!


Friday, 10 July 2009

July done!

Whoo Hoo, I finished. These are socks I made for my neice, she is going to college down by the ocean and her mom told me she is always complaining that her feet are cold, so I made these longer than what we wear here in the desert. Its 110 degrees F here. The pattern is Ripples from November 2007, and the yarn is Knit Picks Parade. I actually ran out of yarn the last 8 rows in both socks and had to use Knit Picks Essential Plum Tweed. the Essential is thinner than the Parade but don't think that will matter too much. This is a fun and easy pattern. Thanks Anni

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Pretty Yarn

Just got my Anni yarn today (I won yarn for the 17 May socks), and I must say that it is so wonderful! It's the cotton/tencel yarn in "Sweets" and is my favorite colors of lilac and pink. Not sure if I'm going to knit it or just keep petting it - it's that soft.

Thank you so much Anni.

Monday, 6 July 2009

June's Winners

A few days late.. sorry for that. My memory is appalling and Icompletely forgot to do the draw over the weekend. But Vanessa drew the winners when she got home from school today and they are......

Sockergirl and Psalm127

E-mail me with your choice of yarn (one skein of your choice - sock or lace) from my website.

For those who are all up to date with their Sockamania socks or anyone who has joined recently I'll be posting the Celtic Cable Heel Socks on the Google group in a minute. But remember, you can post any Sockamania socks this month to qualify for the draw. Let's make it a bumper month. Socks are great for summer knitting as they're light.


Lacy Diamonds Socks Completed-Finally

Thank goodness for "Catch Up" months. Gave me the incentive I needed to complete this pair of socks.

Friday, 3 July 2009

July Catch Up - Lazy Leaves

I was sad to miss the June deadline with these so hooray for the July Catch Up!
I started knitting before the erratum was out so I just made up my own leaf/vine placement. Lovely pattern thanks Anni :o)

Thursday, 2 July 2009

July "Catch Up" Month

Time to catch-up on those started, but never completed, Sockamania socks. Post your photo to the blog before July 31st to be eligible for the monthly draw.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

I hope I am in time--it is 9:15pm where I live. I have been taking my sock knitting to physical therapy. It helps take my mind off how much my knee hurts!! Several people always check to see if I have my knitting with me and ask how much I have progressed. They all want me to make them a pair of socks now!

I knitted the socks in Patons Stretch Socks in color plum. It is a combination of orange, dark green, khaki, and purple. My daughter picked it out and gave it to me for Mother's Day.