Monday, 30 August 2010

Last leaves of Summer and May socks

The August socks were a quick knit in worsted. yarn from my stash--I think the blue was Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride. They are going to Mongolia for the Wool Aid Project. The May socks are Panda Silk; the yarn was a dream to knit and so so soft. These are a gift for a friend, but I have some Panda Silk in red that I want to knit up for myself. I need to put myself on my sock list!! I also have 1 1/2 July Firecracker socks finished, but other more pressing project have gotten in the way.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Last leaves of summer...

My camera and computer finally decided to cooperate I can show you my August socks. Knit in sockyarn, on 2.5 mm needles, both at the same time, magic loop, 56 stitches, and they should fit a child. Will make a nice present:-) I used a variegated/selfstriping yarn for the leaves, and intarsia on the heel. Fun and quick pattern.
I'm so glad Sockamania will live on for some time longer, and I think a new pattern every other month is a great idea. Maybe more of us will be able to finish on time and post.
Looking forward to Autumn's first pattern!

Last leaves of august


Finished this pretty and fast knit yesterday on a very windy, autumn like day.
I love autumn and I love these socks. Knitted on 3 mm with 56 stitches.

I'm very happy to read Sockamania is still going on, I'll keep knitting your lovely patterns.

Have a nice day, Mirella

Sunday, 22 August 2010

the last leaves of summer

What a great idea to make one pattern in three different sizes of yarn!

I took the pattern of the thickest yarn, and used size 2.5 mm needles, so my son of three has great leaves-socks.
I've used Lana Grossa left-overs, the white spickle is wool, the purple-ish is with more cotton in it. I could'nt find the labels anymore, so unfortunatly I can't give you more specifics.

Of course I'm gonna make myself a pair of these too, they are just too lovely!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

August socks

Here are my August socks. I have one sock done in fingering weight yarn. I started it and tried to do the colored pattern. I must tighten the tension so much that I couldn't get it over my ankle. So...I took it out and just did the two beginning rows and two ending rows on the graph--no leaves. I didn't try it on again until I was to the toe. Guess what? It was too tight. So I put it aside and knitted the sock in worsted weight yarn. It is a fast knit. I did not do the leaf pattern either on the leg or the heel. The yarn is Caron Simply Soft in country blue. I don't know what I will do with the other sock. Maybe undo it and knit with larger needles. I have wanted a pair of black socks but every time I try it, something goes wrong.
I have learned so much from Sockamania--first and foremost how much I love to knit socks. I am so glad that it will continue. Every 2 months will give me time to finish a pair and maybe try a second pair, too. Thanks so much!

Monday, 16 August 2010


This lovely yarn is my choice when I won in July. Thank you so much!

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Last Leaves of Summer

US 1.5 Unknown cream yarn purchased at Stitches West on a cone. Variegated yarn JL Salvia. I didn't do the leaf on the heel because I needed the thicker sl1 k1 heel flap and heel. I still need to practice knitting with multiple colors but I was able to get these over my heel. I love being able to use my scrap yarn.
So glad to read that Sockamania will continue. This site has definitely taught me different techniques. Looking forward to the September sock.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010


After much discussion we have decided to give Sockamania one more chance. We realize that the summer months for some are months when little knitting is done. Once fall rolls around and the new fall yarns start appearing at your local LYS, there is a renewed interest. So, beginning with the September pattern we are going to change to every other month. This not only gives Tama extra time for designing, but also gives the members extra time for knitting.

So have fun with the August pattern and beginning in September the pattern will be posted for two months (September and October), the next pattern will be for November and December. We hope by doing this there will be an increase in participation and Sockamania will live on for many years to come.

As a side note, I hope when you are thinking about what yarn to use for your Sockamania pattern that you are looking at all the beautiful yarns Tama has in her Etsy Shop The Twisted Hare ( As an added bonus Sockamania members receive free shipping!

Happy Knitting!

Monday, 2 August 2010

Firecracker socks

Hi Everyone,
I was on vacation during the deadline for the firecracker socks, so mine are not finished.  I just wanted to let you all know that yours look fantastic.  I was also very sad to see that Sockamania will be ending with the August socks.  I have loved being a part of the group for the last six months, and I appreciate all the time that you put in for us.  I have learned so much since the beginning of the year:  toe up, cuff down, heel flap, short row heel, inserted heel, plus all the beautiful stitches (new to me) that Tama has added into her patterns.  I am now a confidant sock knitter, and I can say without a doubt that it's because of the help I received from Sockamania.
Thank you,

Sunday, 1 August 2010

July Prize Winner

You are the winner of the July Prize Draw.

As the winner of the prize draw you may choose your prize from either Tama's Etsy Shop: The Twisted Hare or Anni's On-Line shop Yarn Addict & 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. Make sure you include your shipping address.

Last Leaves of Summer

This is a great pattern!  I have created it so that you can make it in a variety of yarn weights and needle sizes depending on how heavy, or light, of socks you would like to make.  The worsted weight makes up SUPER FAST!!! (Shown in picture above)  The heel has a great leaf detail and the leg features a running vine of leaves around the leg.  The pattern is all ready to download from the Google account.

I had planned to use this pattern for September, since it really is appropriate for that time of year, but since participation has dropped off so much we have decided that August will be the last month for Sockamania.  I will really miss the fun.  I love to design socks and will continue to do so and sell them in my Etsy store.  If you would like to see what's new be sure to stop by there once in a while and check it out.

I hope everyone has had a great time and enjoyed the patterns.  Happy knitting!

Firecrackers in the Sky

I am not sure why the date and time changed on my previous post. It first said July 31st and then I went in to edit it and it changed to August 1st. At any rate it is now 8:40 p.m. Central Standard Time US. So I hope I am still OK to post and have these count as my 1st pair.

Firecrackers in the Sky

My Firecrackers done in Malabrigo sock yarn, Solis #809. The yarn is wonderful to work with and the pattern is perfection. Thank you Tama for a lovely pattern. I will definately make these again...and in RED!