Thursday, 31 December 2009
I finished these while I was baking "oliebollen" a treat wich we eat with old & new year.
While I was knitting these socks it let me think of the "Friese" flag just a few red hearts on the grey and you'll have "Friese" socks. Because they are really thick and they love to skate there I called them Skate socks. Unfortunatly I had a bit short of the grey so I had to go on with the blue. These socks aren't for me because I have broad feet and a high instep so I don't get them on :-(( I'll knit the pattern again but with some more stitches. I hope they will fit me then.......
Best wishes to you all, have a very good, nice, healthy 2010.
I wish you all a great 2010 with a lot of sock-knitting.
ok 5 frogs and one done, note to self READ the instructions!!!!!!!!!! hahahahahha! i always struggle with tension on colourwork but finally i just used size 3 needles for that part and all is well, whew! I LOVE THE PATTERN, but my frogs didnt let me finish by manana.
Wednesday, 30 December 2009
I finished the Colleseum socks from September and also the spiraling socks. I had yarn picked out for December's pattern, couldn't figure out the continental cast on (or rather didn't know what it was) and started on a hat and have knit hats the last two weeks! I like the peppermint socks, but will do them some other time.
Here are my finished socks. Actually they've been finished some time but with Christmas being so busy I wasn't able to get the picture uploaded.
These are for my daughter who prefers trainer socks so the length was shortened. I used some Lang Jawoll in my stash to make them. Thanks for the pattern Tama; I don't normally like using two colours but these were a fun knit.
I hope everyone had a happy Holiday and wish everyone a joyful and peaceful 2010
Tuesday, 29 December 2009
Sorry to do things out of whack, but it takes me forever to finish a pair of socks. So, here are my September socks, done up from a hand-dyed Knitpicks sock blank. I tend to use up all the yarn in a pair, so I knit them from the toe up, changing to a needle one size larger for the leg part. And, I knit two at a time on two circulars. I will try to post more often--I've done a couple of the patterns, but like I said, it takes me a while! Thanks!!
You will want to have some sport weight yarn on hand--a fluffy white (I used Haneke's angora blend), and a solid color (again, Haneke's wool/linen/alpaca blend). If you need some yarn, I have the yarns that I used listed for sale in my etsy store.
I will be posting the pattern and revealing the sock January 2nd.
Monday, 28 December 2009
Well, after all the misreadins on the socks, I decided I just had to figure out the braid- and a pair of fingerless mitts were just perfect! And now the braid went like a dream! Fun! I'll definitely be using that again on fairisle mittens/Selbu mittens.
- yarn: Ida strømpegarn from Trysilgarn, 80%wool/20%nylon,50g/150m
- circular needles, 2.5mm, and DPN's, wooden in 2.5mm
- 100grams red, 50 grams white.
- knit both separately and two-at-a-time(magic loop)
Friday, 25 December 2009
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
So, after our detailed "Autumn Leaves" pattern and the sturdy, masculine "Outdoorsman" pattern I decided it was time for something fun and whimsical. I realize that December is a cold month and I could have designed something "fireside", skiing, or something else more cozy than some short cuffed socks, but I think these look very cheerful and festive. I couldn't resist! In fact, you could add a row of jingle bells to the cuff or beads in the braided area and then they would be really festive!
The sock has the red and white throughout, except the toe and heel, so there is actually a double layer for extra warmth. I love incorporating double braids into everthing--hats, socks, sweaters, blankets, etc. I just can't get enough. It is such an ornate look. It looks really hard, but it's not! The pattern calls for an "inserted heel", but a "short-row" heel will also work perfectly. Any other heel and the twist pattern will be interupted.
Make your pair in your favorite "flavor"!
Cinnamon--pink and red
Licorice--black and white
Lemon--yellow and white
Orange--orange and white
Watermelon--apple green and pink
Black Raspberry--deep purple and pink
Bubble gum--pink and white
Blackberry--purple and white
Blueberry--midnight blue and white
OK. A now for a little business:
We have decided to do a little "house cleaning" here at Sockamania so that we can open the membership back up for those who are putting in requests.
This means that on January 11, 2010 we will be re-issuing memberships to all of you who have been active members--meaning posted a finished pair of socks in the past six months. When you get your invitation you will need to answer it ASAP or you won't be able to post your finished January socks. If you don't receive an invitation and have been active PLEASE notify one of us January 12th.
Anyone who has not been active will be deleted from the membership list in order to make room for those who would like to join. If you have not been active and would like to continue your membership you will need to click on the link for it, after January 11th, in the side bar and follow the instructions there. However, you will have to post a completed sock within 30 days of renewal in order to show that you are truly interested in being a member and then post no less than one sock per six month period in order to stay active. ANYONE not posting at least one sock in six months will have their membership dropped.
We look forward to seeing all of your finished socks for December!!
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
You are the winner of the November Prize Draw.As the winner of the prize draw may chose their prize from either Tama's Etsy Shop: The Twisted Hair (above) Or Anni's On-Line shop YarnAddict & Anni Design (below) at http://www.yarnaddict.co.uk/
Once you have made your choice, please e-mail either Anni (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tama and let them know that you have chosen your prize from their shop and which yarn you have chosen. Make sure you include your shipping address.