Sunday, 31 January 2010
I didn't have the correct weight yarn in my stash to do these socks so I altered the pattern for fingering/4 ply weight yarn. The white is some yarn that I've had for some time. The blue is called Stormy Skies by Flutterby Creations.
I wasn't too sure about the stranded colour work when I first got the pattern. I really struggle to get the tension right. However, I did like the snowflake on the heel flap and thought that was a lovely design element. I knit these for my husband and he likes how they came out.
Thanks go to Tama for the pattern. I'm looking forward to next month's challenge ;)
Having a deadline is forcing me to knit faster, which is a good thing. I tend to be really pokey about getting my projects done
yarn: Cascade Yarns Boullicine Dolly (not sure if this is classified as an actual sock yarn but it got the gauge and better colors for the project than the regular sock yarn at my lys)
needle: size three
Overall, fun pattern to do and easier than it looks
Saturday, 30 January 2010
these socks remind me of the northwest beautiful winter skys, in the am or pm, purples and yellows and oranges. these socks are made with dashing dachs and yarntini... i still need work on the stranding but am slowly getting there, thanks for the pattern im going to do it in plain colors next time, these went to a friend who loves purple!
Friday, 29 January 2010
I'll post when they are done sometime in Feb.
Maybe next month will be better.
Thursday, 28 January 2010
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
I am doing them toe up and am just ready to start doing the star on the heel. Wish me luck.
No pics as the camera is at home and I am at the store. Could use my cell phone but those pics are usually not that good (at least when I take them. LOL)
Saturday, 23 January 2010
Thursday, 21 January 2010
I really like the scallop cuff and toes pattern, it really makes the contrasting look like it was part of the sock. I'm starting my 2nd pair now, it gives me a chance to practice knitting 2 strands of yarn without stressing me out. I really like how the scallop pattern make the contrasting color blending into the main color.
Thank you Tama, for the introduction to 2 color knitting. I hope to do better next time.
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
I didn't believe it when Tama said so, but these WERE a pretty quick and easy knit, despite juggling four balls or yarn for two at a time toe ups. I love them and will make them again. Yarn is Knitpicks Stroll Sport in clematis and hollyberry. I ordered another colorway too because I couldn't decide, and will make them also. Thanks, Tama, for another great pattern!
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
We will have a "GRAND PRIZE" drawing every six months. Everyone who completes all six patterns in six consecutive months and posts their socks to the blog will be put into the drawing for the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize will be a surprise! All kinds of goodies like stitch markers, needle bags, yarn, a sock pattern, etc. will show up in your mail box should you be the winner of the semi-annual Grand Prize!!!!!!
Monday, 18 January 2010
Sunday, 17 January 2010
Again a perfect fit. I used Regia 6-ply in black and white. I love the effect on the cuff and the toe. Thanks again Tama. And now I'll go through my stash wondering what I'm going to cast on while waiting for the February pattern. (Also love the new background).
Groetjes and have a nice day, Mirella
Friday, 15 January 2010
Don't miss the "Sneak Peak" of February's sock that will be posted Monday, January 18th!! It's going to be a lot of fun to make!
Thursday, 14 January 2010
My DIL and I opened a pet bakery here in town in Nov and I have not had time to keep up. We started renovations on the building in Aug and worked very hard.
Hopefully I will have time again to do socks. I probably won't start until Feb.
Thanks for taking this over for Annie.
Gauge: 22 sts=10cm for the fairisle, 26sts=10cm on 3mm for the foot. And they are still too small for me...
Really cute pattern, and the yarn is so soft!
I have a plan to knit both mittens and a hat to go with this, think it will be a great giftset.
Thanks again for a great pattern, Tama:-)
Marit in Norway
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Please make sure you read fully what is required of you to keep your membership, this applies to all that request to join.. specially this part
To keep your membership
Once you are a member, you will need to post one completed pair of the current months' sock pattern on the Sockamania blog in order to verify membership. After that you will need to post at least one completed pair of Tama's sock designs in a six month period in order to remain an active member. Anyone not posting the "verifing" sock in the first month will be removed from the membership list. Anyone not posting at least one completed pair during a six month period will also be removed from the membership list.
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Happy Knitting and enjoy your time with us
Monday, 11 January 2010
Invites sent.. please if you could mail me here when you have accepted your blogger invite, I can then send you out a google group invite.
When the active members have all re-joined and the join page set to go, a link and a post will be provided
There will be an update post when done and the invites to the active members been sent
Depending on how blogger behaves this process may take some time
Please be patient and hopefully things will go smoothly
Sunday, 10 January 2010
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.
Friday, 8 January 2010
Unfortunatly I had a short of yarn with the second sock so I made the little snowflakes wich were situated at the ankle near the toe on a lightblue stripe. I mesh the 3 flakes because I didn't want them on the bottom of my foot. Now it's only on one sock, maybe I also change the first
Thursday, 7 January 2010
Monday, 4 January 2010
And Dylan (my son, 5 years old) is a bit happy aswell. This is the first of his Outdoorsman Socks. The yarn was dyed by a friend who was not to pleased with the results, but my kids loved it. So we made a swap and I am now making the first pair of socks out of this yarn for Dylan. I love the way the paterns looks on the leg and heel.
Thank you Tama and Anni for these wonderful paterns!
Any idea how I can find a copy of it?
Same thing happened with the candy cane pattern, but I hadn't chosen the yarn yet for that one!
Can you tell I'm notoriously SLOW at knitting socks?
Sunday, 3 January 2010
Friday, 1 January 2010
Here are my hiking socks. I thought the yarn would be more self striping, but instead blotted up a bit in the pattern. Can't always predict! I like the sock thickness from the pattern, thanks!
When I finished these socks I thought I would get a flavor of peppermint, but the pattern was not on group page. Did I really miss it? :(
On to a fresh start in January!