Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Reminder - Tomorrow Is June 30th

Reminder that in order to be eligible for the June Monthly Draw, tomorrow, June 30th, is the last day to post your photos of completed June socks. On July 1st the list will be sent to Tama for the drawing. July 1st will also be the date for the new sock pattern to be posted.

For any new members, those that joined in May, this is also a reminder that in order to keep your membership in Sockamania you must post a completed pair of socks by June 30th. If a photo of your completed pair is not posted, you will be removed from the Sockamania group.

Everything at Sockamania is back to normal and, instead of waiting until August, new members are being invited now. If you are interested in joining, please read the information on the Join page (located on the sidebar).

Please take a few minutes and look at the list of the current members eligible for the draw. If I missed your name, please let me know ASAP.

Happy Knitting,
Barb W.

Wearing O the Green!

UPDATE:  Got a pic with my phone finally!
Hi all and thank you for letting me join Sockmania!  I opted as my first sox the Wearing O the Green pattern and I love it.  It works up sooooooooooo fast!  I have decided that I need a pair of these in all the sock yarn I have! LOL  Actually my daughter and her friends decided they need a pair as well.    Thanks again for all the fun.

Monday, 28 June 2010

catch up

well one done and working on another!

my friend is wearing them today! thanks for a fun and actually quick pattern!

May Day Socks

I did the May Day socks by Anni. I crocheted a sweater and had lots of crochet yarn left over. So I used the Hilaza Rustica Omega yarn to knit my socks. The yarn has a shiny irridescant fiber mixed with the yellow that gives it a shimmer that wasn't captured well in the photo. It isn't very soft so I don't know how much I will be able to wear them! Last year I had 2 knees replaced; this year I have to have vertebrae fused. I was loopy from pain medicine last year and couldn't focus enough to knit complicated designs. I hope I will be able to fill my down time with knitting somehow. It sure helps the time pass faster!

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Wearin' O The Green Socks

Hi and thanks for letting me join. I had a hard time posting this photo because my computer chose this time to stop recognizing my camera. So I bribed my husband to come to my rescue with his computer. I was desperately afraid I would be kicked out during my first month here. (sheepish grin) Here are my first socks. I can hardly wait for July.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

June Lacy Diamonds

I decided to do Lacy Diamonds again. I love this pattern. I am using a skein of Sunshine Yarns luxury sock in Darkness.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Spring Fling 2

Last month was the first time I knitted toe up with a flap instead of the short row. It was a little long for me so I wanted another opportunity to knit toe up with a flap. Spring Fling was an easy pattern to convert to toe up and I love that the pattern uses leftover yarn.
Looking forward to the July pattern.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Spring Fling...in summer

Here are my Spring Fling socks.  I loved making them, and will definitely make another pair at some point!

Yarn is Knitters' Brewing Co. Sock-a-holic in Lemon Drop and Blue Hawaiian.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Sockamania Policies and Updates

Every now and then we feel we should post a reminder to the group about the Sockamania policies. This is just to make sure that everyone knows what needs to be done in order to maintain your membership with Sockamania.

For new members - 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, and for current members, 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.

It is also important to remind everyone that your email address and user name MUST be the same for both the Sockamania Blog and Googlegroups. Different information makes it too hard to verify members and their participation.

Effective immediately there are some changes that we need to pass on to the group. First, Pixie, who was maintaining the group lists, invites etc. has left us. The list maintenance, invites, etc., now fall to me. This will be done along with maintaining the blog. Due to this change, and to give me time to get up to speed, no new members will be invited to join until August.

Another change, that will affect everyone, is that the decision has been made to no longer have the Six Month Grand Prize Drawing. We apologize to everyone for having to make this change, but after a lot of discussion we found that even though it appeared to be a simple concept, it was causing too much confusion. The Monthly Prize Draw will remain as is, and we hope to see more participants for that draw in the future.

Don't forget that June is catch up month. Tama has posted three great patterns on googlegroups that can be downloaded. If you have been with Sockamania for a while and have a favorite pattern of Anni's that you didn't have a chance to knit or would like to knit again, you can use that too.

If anyone has any questions, please contact me and I will try to answer.

Happy Knitting,
Barb W.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

June Completed

Finshed my socks last night. They still need to be blocked, but I wanted to take the photo while I was thinking about it. The pattern I chose is one of Anni's patterns from 2009 - Lacey Diamonds. I used Cascade's Heritage Sock yarn and worked the pattern toe up.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Krotasokkar finished

I also finished my socks (again too late this month). These took lots of time and lots of yarn. The complete skein I won in march is used up, so now I got blue toes.

I used BLF sock yarn, which together with the used stitches make these nice fluffy socks.

I did them top down. For June I choose the lazy leaves pattern for which I bought beautiful sock yarn with silk in blue.

Groetjes, Mirella

(a little question, do my spring fling and these socks still count for the grand prize)

Thursday, 3 June 2010


This is how my work looked a lot like in May:

It was almost impossible for me to knit, because I had (and still have) so much to do for school.

But, a few days to late, I did finishe them!

And I love them...
The pattern was easy to remember, not always so easy to knit. Especially the Right Twist was sometimes a pain.... but the result is well wurth it.
I used Lana Grossa Meilenweit Cotton, Stretch.
This is one of my favourite yarns, especially when it's available in blue!
Well, I'm off knitting my June-socks.
I'd almost say: "Fingers crossed", but is difficult knitting like that...

May Prize Draw Winner

You are the winner of the
May Prize Draw

As the winner of the prize draw you may choose from either Tama's Etsy Shop: The Twisted Hare or Anni's On-line Shop: YarnAddict & Anni Design

Once you have made your choice, please email Anni 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.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010


I just couldn't get this sock finished by the end of the month. I have one completed, but only just cast on the second last night. I really love this pattern; I'm just having trouble finding the time to work on it. I'm glad that this is make-up month,and that you posted the autumn leaves pattern. I find that one to be really beautiful.

It's a Make Up Month for June

I haven't done a "make up" month or "free" month yet so since this month is crazy for me at work I decided that this was a perfect time to do this.

I have uploaded a couple of past patterns to the Google group to choose from, or you can work an older Sockamania pattern for the June sock.  Just be sure to post your pictures so that you can be in the drawing for the month.

Have a great June!  Happy Knitting!