Sunday, 29 November 2009

My outdoor (wo)man socks

I finished my outdoor socks and they fit perfectly well, I casted on 54 stitches. I didn't make the double cuff, I've got no use for it.

It's a 6 ply Regia Color from my stash. My DC can't catch the right color because the blue is darker and the green is in different shades.

I think they will be really comfi and warm when I go on my walks.

Thanx Tammi, really like them.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Hi there everyone!

It has been a busy month for me, but I managed to finish the outdoor socks in time...

I did the cuff, heel and toe in black and the rest are some yarn from my stash...
A closer look...

And they fit perfect ...
Thanks for a great pattern and I am looking forward to the next one...

Have a nice day//Birgitta

Thursday, 26 November 2009


Unknown yarn from stash on US3 for MIL. Just the perfect travel pattern. MIL loves them. Thank you for for a nice pattern. Looking forward to the December pattern. Love sneak peak so we can start going through our stash.


The colour of the socks reflect our weather...grey, wet, dull... but the socks themselves are warm and cosy;-) They were done a couple of weeks ago, and were a rather fast knit.

Yarn: I've already forgot, but it's either Viking sportsragg or Sandnes Perfect...
needles: Magic-loop, two-at-a-time, 3.5mm
made for: our sheepfarming neighbour.

I'd love to use that pattern as the sole on a pair at some point- it would be so soft!

Thanks for a nice pattern, I'm looking forward to December's challenge- and have to say I like the sneakpeak;-)

Monday, 23 November 2009

My Outdoorsman

Here are my finished socks for November. I knitted these on 3mm needles (to get gauge) using King Cole anti-tickle merino in a chocolate brown colour. These will be super-warm socks for the winter months. No cuff cover as it's not needed.

Loved knitting them as they were super quick and the pattern was very easy. Thanks for yet another fab pattern Tama; I'm looking forward to the new one for December.

outdoorsman here we go

these were quick and fun, i love how the color hides! this is dashing dachs yarn in the goldfish colorway, one of my favorites. i hope we see more sport weight patterns since i love the feel of the socks. thanks

Monday, 16 November 2009

Outdoorsman in Red

These will be nice and warm - if it ever gets cold here. My 13 yos has claimed these and lovingly allowed me to snap a picture before they disappeared.

I ended up knitting these toe-up, two at a time, magic loop with some sport weight yarn that's been sitting in my stack forever. This was the first time that I've done the heels two at a time (I usually park one sock while working on the other one).

Thanks for another great pattern Tama. Looking forward to next month.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

For my outdoorman


I finished the socks. I don't know the brand of the yarn, but it is sportweight, lightgrey with some tweed. I had stashed this for several years now. These are going to be a christmas present. I have enough yarn left-over to knit the outdoorman's cuff. But first I'll first ask the one who gets these if he likes to have an extra cuff. It isn't very wild over here, so no little creatures who wants to get in your boots.

This cuff is also a good idea for socks for ice skating. Unfortunally there aren't really cold winters anymore overhere in The Netherlands for the last ten years But we keep hoping.

Thanks Tama,
Groetje, Mirella

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Outdoorsman Sock Completed

Completed my socks earlier this week, but had to find a working camera for the photo. I used Tama's lovely Haneke yarn in oatmeal. Since I decided not to include the boot cuff, and it took just under two skeins to complete.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Novembers Outdoors Man Socks

Novembers socks done and just in time. I was going to give them to hubby for Christmas, but our anniversary is tomorrow so I need to quickly wrap them up so he doesn't see them. Oh and I have the perfect paper too, the comic section of the newspaper. The socks are a darker black then what is showing up on the picture. I use a little over to skeins of Knitpicks Comfy Sport in black. They are very soft. The pattern was quick, I was able to memorize the pattern which make knitting go faster. Thanks for the wonderful pattern Tama. Now I can go on vacation, YEAH!

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

October's Winner

Well done to everyone who finished the October socks. My daughter has drawn the winner and the winner is.................... Lynn. You can choose a skein of yarn from either my website or Tama's website. When you have made your choice contact one of us (me if you've chosen from my website or Tama if you've chosen from her website) and we'll get your prize posted out to you.

I love Tama's November socks. They look so nice and cozy.

Happy knitting,


Monday, 2 November 2009

Get Outside! in November

I always picture November--here where I live--as being the last chance to get out and really enjoy the outdoors before having to bundle up like the abominable snowman.

With this in mind, and with all the hunter's and outdoorsman in my life, I decided to share this pattern with all of you for our November Sock of the Month Pattern.

I used a very durable, yet very soft, yarn from Haneke Wool Fashions. It is a sport weight merino/linen blend yarn. I have several colors in stock in my store--most are masculine. However, I have a couple of more colors that I will be posting for sale later this week. Be sure to check it out if you would like to use the same yarn I did.
I added a "boot cuff" to the sock (it's optional on the pattern). Boot cuff's prevent all of the rice grasses, thorns, and burrs from finding their way into your boots. You can make it as long as you want and to the specifications of the boot wearer. Just make sure your bind off is nice and elastic so that it will fit down over the boot.
This is a super warm, super soft, and super easy sock!
The pattern is now available in our Google group. Head on over and download it so you can get started! Can't wait to see what every one comes up with!
Happy Knitting!