Monday, 31 August 2009

Here are my finished Footloose socks. My granddaughter is looking forward to wearing them, bless her heart. The yarn looked nice when I bought it but when I began knitting I realized that I probably wouldn't wear them!
I couldn't find the wrapper with the yarn specifics.
I am so sad that Sockamania is stopping. I have so enjoyed knitting the patterns and I feel I have progressed a great deal in my knitting skills.
Thanks Anni for all your hard work and wonderful talent!

Sunday, 30 August 2009


mine are done, they are once again a wonderful pattern that is a pleasure to knit. thanks with also a sadness knowing there wont be many more!

Light blue footloose

I finished these during my holiday in Sweden. It was really nice to knit and I am very happy with the result. I will fore sure knit these again.
The yarn is from Scheepjes, I knitted them on needles 2,5 mm.


As usual a mismatch between pattern and yarn-LOL! I should have learned by now that selfstriping yarn matches the "plain" patterns, while lace shows up better in solid colours...Oh well, they're done, and go straight in the giftbasket;-) yarn: Frost from Gjestal, 50gr/200m, 75%wool/25%polyamid, colour #230
needles: circular 2.5mm
magic loop, 2-at-a-time

Thank you for a great pattern again, Anni!

Thursday, 27 August 2009


Socka Yarn US2. Cuff and heel modified. I thought I've used up all of my variegated yarn but unfortunately, I found another 3 skeins. Variegated is so beautiful as a skein but knitted its hit or miss.

Thank you for another great pattern.

Monday, 24 August 2009

August Footloose Completed

I have so many projects in process at first I hesitated making the August socks. Then I came across a skein of yarn, one that I had tried to use many times before for a pair of socks, but kept pulling it out. This time I found the right match. The yarn is Berroco Comfort sock in shades of greens, browns and blues. Perfect for fall and winter.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Better late than never

Finally I have finished my March socks. I had to use size 1½ needles.
I like the pattern and will do it again.

August socks done...

I´m ready with august socks...
As usual a lovely pattern...

This time I used a double acrylic,very soft yarn in pretty pink...
They went really cosy...
I am also knitting a pair of mittens i the same yarn so I can be a like on both hand and feet...:o)

Have a nice day//Birgitta

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Footloose Socks

What a fun pattern. As usual, I did it toe up.

It's been so hot here that when I found this yarn while on vacation I just knew I had to make the August pattern using these fall colors. Unfortunately it's still hot, and this is the only bit of green in my yard.

Looking forward to next month's pattern and cooler weather.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009


Done! As always these where fun and very easy to do. I am using up an old stash of yarn I bought about 4 years ago from KnitPicks. This is an other Parade colour way. I have discovered that 2 50 gram balls doesn't have as much yarn as one of Anni's 100 gram balls. I had to take a different colour green Parade to complete the toes. This is for a friend of mine who is on a trip right now to Vietnam helping out an Orphanage and a Leper Colleney, she will be coming back at the end of the week and I can give her her new pair of socks. Thanks Anni

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Celtic cable

Yes I know, even for a cathing up I'm too late.
But I love the way they turned out.
Ofcourse as usual, I didn't read the whole pattern ;-/. So when I finished one sock I saw that it was totally different than Anni's design. I made them with Regia Silk, it's really soft. Next time i'll take more stitches on the leg-part, it's a bit tight .

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Winners & new pattern

First, sorry I'm a little late in posting the new pattern. Our annual church camp finished on Friday and I've been busy unpacking everything and getting sorted out at home. Simon and the girls camped although they had to abandon that on Wednesday when Simon fell and severely sprained his ankle. A trip to the local hospital and xrays confirmed it wasn't broken. On Tuesday we go to London for a few days so its kind of hectic here with Simon unable to do much and tons of washing, ironing and tomorrow, packing to do.

Anyway, here are July's winners who were drawn by Emily:

Mamere Knits Too Much

Congratulations ladies. E-mail me on yarnaddictAThotmailDOTcoDOTuk with your choice of yarn from my website.

I'm just about to post the August pattern and here is a photo:
Happy knitting everyone


Not finished

I'm knitting on 3 pairs. To the right Rollercoaster. Great pattern, but I had to use very small needles (1,5).

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Rollercosters still in progress

I was at this point:

and now I am at this point:

Yes, I know I haven't made much progress, although I have worked on them, and hoped to finish by the end of July.

After the first picture was taken, I knit more, but kept having trouble, in that I would forget the make1s, and end up either ripping, or fudging, just to move forward. Finally, while I was on a trip last month, I realized that the original error was in one of the first few rows, and decided to rip it all out! Once I started over, it has gone more smoothly, and I'm making progress, although having much less time to knit, however, I only have a couple rows to finish up the heel flap, and then I think it will move faster, with only pattern on the instep.
Thank you Annie for such a beautiful sock pattern! Eventually, it will be finished, although it may take a while, as we are now expecting company to arrive on Friday, and they will be staying for about a month, so I can't expect to get much knitting done.