Friday, 30 April 2010

Spring Fling was Flung!

Everyone's April are SO cute! I ended up frogging mine about halfway through when I realized I wasn't having fun anymore. The problems I had were nobody's fault but my own. First of all, the yarn I chose, Maizie, split like crazy every time I picked it up to do the psso's. Second, I was working my usual two-at-a-time on 2 circs, and was stopping at the end of every half-round to untangle the four skeins of yarn. I will make these socks again, but will choose a different yarn and either do them one at a time or just use one color. Looking forward to May.


one done! cool pattern and easy knit... but with my move from the jungle in one country to the cool north another even only for a few years, toooooo many things to do and im tired many times! soon ill be back after a loooooooooooooong drive and then rearranging lots of furniture in the new place!

Just in Time!

This is the first sock I have done for Sockamania, and it was the middle of the month before I remembered to get the pattern. I hope it is okay to change a few things with the pattern. I didn't want the I-cord or the stripes. Instead I made a rolled hem cuff adding clear beads every 3 stitches while hemming the cuff. You can't see them in the picture. I also used a standard heel, since I didn't have time to try and figure out how to do the afterthought heel. The first sock was a little loose, but the second sock fit perfectly. It must have been the stress of trying to finish in time that made me knit tighter. :~}

April spring fling....

Here they are at last...
I have had a lot to do this month but I finished this before april ends...:o)
Have a nice spring you all//Birgitta

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Aprils Spring Fling socks

Oef, finally I've found my camera!

These socks are made with the cotton leftovers of my March-socks and some wool that's been waiting for a while to be used.
I don't have an I-Cord, so I knitted the string together with the curling board.
I love the spiral inserted heel! Unfortunatly, these socks are knitted with a 2.5mm, so I had to adjust the rounds. It's not really a spiral now, more like a point sticking up, but... last week I've been shopping for 3mm yarn.
Thanks for this pattern!
looking forward for the May-socks!

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Spring Fling Socks

I loved working on these; they will be my golf socks this summer.  The inserted heel was easier than I thought it would be.  I guess the explanation I read online a couple of months ago was not written very well, because I found it to be very easy here.  Thanks again, these are very cute.


Pattern gone allready?

After a very busy 2 months I thought I would start on the Spring Fling, but the pattern isn't on Google groups anymore. Has it been taken of early or am I just to late?

I love everybody's spring flings!!!

Monday, 26 April 2010

Spring Fling socks :)

Spring Fling socks

I've never knitted anklets before, but I guess they'll become handy when summer arrives ;) The yarn is made of corn (and a part nylon). It's not the best yarn I've knitted with, but the socks turned out very soft.
Pattern: Spring Fling socks.
Yarn: 51 g Maizy #1005. Seems like I have enough for another pair.
Needles: 2,5 mm.


Saturday, 24 April 2010

Spring Fling

I finished my first pair of socks for the blog! Yay me! :) I would have finished earlier but I had a few yarn issues. I picked a lovely self-striping in bright crayon colors and paired it with black; it was sort of interesting but the stitch pattern got lost in the drastic color changes. I switched to a spring colored self striping and liked it much better... only thing is, I didn't have anything to pair it with so I just knit the socks without adding in the second yarn. I decided to go with a rolled cuff instead of the i-cord and I really love how it looks. The spiral afterthought heel was a blast once I got over my fear of unraveling the waste yarn. I haven't used a waste yarn that requires picking up both sides; once I figured out how to follow the yarn through the stitches, it was easy. Thanks for a great pattern and for allowing me to join in the fun. :)

Thursday, 22 April 2010

My Spring Fling

Made in Qualitas sockyarn. I only used 60 stiches for my socks and te ribbed cuff. Very nice pattern. The heel was new to me, but fun to do.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

April Spring Fling

Unknown varigated yarn that my neighbor gave me. Beige yarn I purchased on a cone from WEB at the Stitches West convention. US2 needles.
I took this pattern with me on a road trip. With no internet access, I wasn't able to get more information on how to do the afterthought heel so I continued on with favorite eye of partridge heel. I'm not usually comfortable working with multiple yarns so this was a nice easy push out of my comfort zone.
Alternating yarn really hid the ugly pooling of the varigated yarn. I would do this pattern again with a varigated contrasting yarn.
Thank you for another great pattern. Looking forward to May.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

...spring fling...

They've been done a while...but they are probably my least favourite pair of Sockamania socks so far...
But I decided to finish them, and my youngest are using them as bed socks.
I wan't sure how much yarn I had- this is only leftovers- so for a change (willingly!!!! Deliberately!!!)I knit them toe-up! The pattern twists in a strange way. But I love the heel:-) It's donee like the pattern said. I also did an i-cord bind off on top,to get the ties. ...still some neds to weave in...

Now looking forward to May's challenge!

Spring Fling - 10 Days

Just a reminder that there are only 10 days left in April and 10 days left to post your completed Spring Fling socks.
Tama's pattern calls for a tie at the ankle, but if you prefer, a ribbing can be knit in place of the tie. No matter which way you choose, this is a fun and easy pattern. Once you make one pair, I am sure you will want to make another. This is a great short sock pattern, perfect for the warmer weather.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Spring Fling

I also opted for a ribbed cuff. My oldest daughter saw that they were anklets and decided she wanted them. The pattern was very easy to memorize and I loved how they turned out. Disappointed that they wont be in my sock drawer. LOL Thanks for the wonderful pattern.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Spring Fling Completed

Once I started knitting this pattern I couldn't stop. I chose to eliminate the tie and go with a ribbed cuff. I also used Cascade Fixation, which required a bit of reconfiguring of the pattern.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

March Draw and Grand Prize Winners


Mirella, as the winner of the March prize draw you may choose your prize from either Tama's Etsy Shop: The Twisted Hair, or Anni's Online shop: YarnAddict & Anni Design.

Once you have made your choice, please email either Anni or Tama and let them know that you have chosen your prize from their shop and which yarn you have chosen. Please make sure to include your shipping address.

Sandy and Steve, as the winner of the Grand Prize - Six Months of Sockamania winner, please contact Tama and let her know your shipping address. Your prize will be mail to you.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Done in time but not posted in time......

That seems to be the story of my life. Always a bit late.

These were knit from Debbie Macomber yarn. Band is at home so I don't remember the colorway, but it is a green mix.

Lovely pattern. These are destined for a friend's feet.

The little quilts under the socks are pet quilts. A lady makes them the Humane Society as a fund raiser here in town and we sell them in our pet bakery for her. She has brought some really lovely ones in.

It's a Spring Fling for April!

These socks are all about Spring! Bright colors and a lacey design. I used leftover amounts of sock yarn, something I am sure we all have plenty of in our stashes, to create this little burst of sunshine. (Which, since we got a foot and a half of snow since yesterday, I could use a little of right now!)

You don't really have to have an I-cord maker for these cute socks, but if you have one it will make the tie much faster. I put in an inserted spiral heel, but a regular inserted heel or short row heel would also work just as well.

Enjoy your April everyone! I can't wait to see what everyone knits up! The pattern is available on our Google Group today.

Happy knitting!