Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Wearing some more green

Phew! I made it. Here are my Wearin' o Green. This was some green yarn I had laying around the house, so it knit it up. I enjoyed the pattern and will probably give it another go in the future. Thanks for the pattern!

Monday, 29 March 2010

Wearin' o the Wild

I had green yarn in my hand at the yarn store, but spotted this one. The green was boring in comparison. The yarn is Cascade Fixation, cotton and elastic, for summer socks. It's thicker than fingering, and even on #2 needles, they were coming out way too big. I asked my husband if he would wear them and he gave me "that look." So I frogged the 4inches I had knit and started over on 56 stitches. They are a perfect fit for me. Two at a time, toe up. of course. Picot bind off instead of the eyelet picots.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Wearin O' the Orange

Finished and again for a little girl in Romania. These are all left overs I hoped to knit them with two colors but I had to add an other orange/salmon. Now it will become a bit quite from my side, I want to knit some cardigans for myself and in August my son and wife expect a little one again and they want some knitted baby-stuff.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Wearin' O the Green

Yes, finally, my socks are done. The pattern was great and they fit perfect. Thanks again for the neat pattern. I will enjoy making more pairs with it

Whoo hoo!!

Thursday, 25 March 2010


finally!.................. :)

using Anni's "cornish fudge"

now a race to see if i can finish March within March!


Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Yarn: KnitPicks bare fingering, dyed with liquid food colour
Needles: US1/2.25mm
Really enjoy this pattern, and love the fit! The only modification I made was to knit tabi toes for my summer flip flops.

Wearing o' the green

I finished my socks a week ago but got too busy to post them. I loved the pattern. I also like the yarn: KnitPicks Gloss in the jade color. We had 7 inches of snow in 2 hours last night here in Colorado. So having a pair of warm socks is paramount! My husband showed me that he was wearing a pair of socks I knitted for him (a Sockamania pattern) and said they were WARM!
By the way, your lace scarf is beautiful. How many have you knitted? (I read on your blog.)

Sweden socks for march...

Here are my socks...
The sun and the shadow was very nice this day but not so nice to see the pattern on the socks...:o)
But because we have had a real snowy winter here in sweden I take every chans I have to love the sun...
The model is my daughter Mia, and shes not found of being photographed...
Can you see that maybe?...:o)
Thanks for another great pattern...

Have a nice sunny day//Birgitta

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Wearing O the Green errata

actually, isn't the first correct? if you do it 16 times more after the initial time you would end up with 34 stitches, or am I thinking wrong?

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Wearin' O the Greenblue-ish

Hello everyone,

My first pair of socks from Sockamania is done. A great challenge, because this was the first time I followed a pattern in English...
I used a coton with the green and blue stripes for knitting this great pattern.

I also managed to change the pattern without knowing it myself, till I saw the first pictures on the weblog: I used the instep chart for the whole sock. But to make it up, I knitted one block on the both sides.

Hopefully it will do for this month...

My son (2.5 years old) loved showing them!

And now, I'm looking forward to april the first. Maybe that pair of socks will be for me, if I can hide them from my daughter.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Octobers pattern Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves became........... Spring Leaves

in color and season. The yarn is
Fabel from Drops. The colors are more brighter than on the pictures. I started the second sock halfway the pattern so they're in a sort of mirror image.

Now quick to "wearin o' the green...."

Wearin' o' the Green

I finished my lovely socks in time to wear them for St. Paddy's Day tomorrow. I'm sorry the pictures came out a little bright, so it's difficult to see the pattern well. These were an absolute pleasure to knit. I used one of Tama's sock pairs called...wait for it...Wearin' o' the Green :-) Thank you so much for another beautiful pattern. I also knit these on #1's, because I have little feet.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Have to ask

The pattern for march socks has disappeared and instead I have an unreadable mess in the Sockamania Group. Lots of strange signs. Dated 8 March.
What has happened??
I want a new copy of the pattern as I wrote lots of notes(as I knitted) on my copy.

Wearin' O the Greenish!

Here they are! One week, start to finish, but it was Spring Break for us. I loved the pattern and will probably make another pair soon, since my daughter has already spoken for these.

Monday, 15 March 2010

My March socks

are not green but Easter yellow. A lovely pattern. Made in Opal Uni (without label) 6o grams and needles nr2.

Finished in time!

My first pair of socks since October. The pattern doesn't show well on this yarn, hand dyed merino from Yarn Addict. But it was a fun pattern to knit up.

Thanks Tama,


Sunday, 14 March 2010

Help needed please!

I've only just started these socks but I'm having a problem with the even numbered row after row 5. When I try and knit the "yarn over twice" I keep losing a stitch. What am I doing wrong?

Please help!

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Wearin O' The Yellow ;)


My socks are done :) I didn't have any green yarn, so I made mine yellow ;)
They was a dream to knit, easy pattern to memorize.
Love how the colours came out too :)


Friday, 12 March 2010

wearin o' the green ready


My socks are ready too. You are all so fast this month. The yarn is Trekking Flame, again hand-dyed. Not really Irish green but it's green and it looks like spring.

Thanks Tama, can't wait for the next 6 months.
What does wearin o'the green mean ?

Groetjes, Mirella

Wearin O the Green

Sirdar on US2. For some reason the camera is not seeing the green that I'm seeing. I changed the heel to eye of partridge and carried through the bottom of the heel. I like the extra cushion.
Thank you Tama! Looking forward to April's sock.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Wearin O' The Very Bright Green

These socks are even brighter in person. They are Anni yarn in a color called "Neon" and they sure are visible! This is the only time they will be worn until next winter - it's 78 F today.

Thanks for a fun pattern, Tama! Looking forward to the next 6.

...yes, green....

I've been cheating a bit on these....had only 75grams left of the green yarn, so I downsized to 56 stitches, and did the pattern only twice, down the front and down the back. Knit a short row heel, instead of the heelflap. Still didn't have enough yarn;-), so the toes are in a different green- and there was enough leftover for a pair of fingerless mitts. They will be a Xmas present for a skinny teenager....
It's a great pattern, and I hope to use it again sometime!
Yarn: Viking Fr√łyagarn, 2-at-a-time, magic-loop, needles 2.5mm. Quick, fun and pretty! Remember these? I said it would also make great mittens and hat? Well, I frogged the hat, waaaayy too big, but the mittens are okay. So this is another set into the giftbasket.
Thanks again for a great pattern, Tama:-)

Tuesday, 9 March 2010


On the birth of your son, Isaiah Matthew
You are also the winner of the February Prize Draw

As the winner of the 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.

Isaiah Matthew is here!

Isaiah Matthew was born Sunday March 7,2010 at 4:40pm 8lbs 8oz, 20 inches long.

Monday, 8 March 2010

A small boo-boo in the pattern

I just was made aware of a small mistake in the heel.  I fixed the numbers and uploaded the corrected pattern to the Google group.  I see that some of you just passed right over it, but some of you may be stuck at that point.  The correction makes it a little clearer :o)

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Wearin' O The Cream(?) Completed

March socks completed with Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn. Since I could not find the shade of green I wanted, I chose to use cream instead.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Wearin' O the Green done!

Oh these were fun. I ran out of yarn and had to find something close. I used 105 grams to make these. The first skien was from Anni organic merino Green Bush and the other was an other of Anni's from a past Sockamania that I had some left over. My wonderful daughter, who is the one that got this pair, said " I don't care if the toe is a different color. They are hand made!" Oh and that is coming from one who is almost 16. Wow!

My due date was yesterday and no baby yet. I have picked out an other sock project to work on in the hospital.....unless I get that pair done before I go in too. ha ha. I will be seeing my doctor this afternoon and we will see what she has to say.

Wonderful pattern Tama, thanks. I know I need to make myself a pair one of these days.

March Clean up

Just to let you know, that the member list has been cleared of inactive members. The dead line to complete the February sock pattern was extended last month to the 5th of March.

To make sure you are not removed at the start of next month read
"To keep your Membership" which can be found on the Join Page

Those that joined at the end of Feburary have till the end of March to complete their March socks

We would like to thank the active members for their participation and keeping Sockamania going.

Please keep up to date with the goings on of Sockamania by reading the blog, information can not be found through the Google Group, nor can membership be gained by mailing us there.

Subscribe to the blog feed, will mean you don't miss out on what is happening here.

Happy Knitting

Friday, 5 March 2010

Jan/Feb merged

I just could not get January done in time and was doubtful about February, so I just combined the two.
I know that this does not count for Feb draw, but the socks are done. Actually I kind of like the combo.
I am not a knee sock wearer now as I wore them all the time when a kid, so I opted to make mine short and live with it.
Now to start on March. I "plan" to do them as written. I am even going to do them top down. I seldom do them top down since I learned toe up ML.
Thanks for the pattern(s), Tama

Thursday, 4 March 2010

They're damp, but they're done!  Wow, I really liked these, but I found them to be difficult.  This is the first time I knit socks toe up, the first time I've made kneesocks, and the first time I had to rip SIX INCHES out of anything!  Oh so frustrating, but I persevered, and they're very cute.  They are being modeled (and kept) by my 18 year old stepdaughter.  She wanted them exactly like Tama's picture showed.  I couldn't even change the ribbon color :-)

Finally done

Finally finished with my valentines socks; what a great pattern!

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Blue Valentine

Although the long stockings were pretty, neither I nor the person I am gifting the socks to have legs long enough or skirts short enough to show them off properly. LOL. I wanted to do the lace pattern all around the sock, just like the stockings, but couldn't make it work doing two socks at a time on two circs, so the hearts just go up the front and back. I added a lacy, twisted rib cuff and a girly picot bind-off. Yarn is Knitpicks Stroll Sock in the Lullaby colorway.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Wearin' O the Green--March's Sock for the Month

Here it is!  The sock for March.  Lacy diamond pattern with a seed stitch detail separating each lace panel.  The sock starts with a picot cuff--one of my favorites since there is no k1, p1, stuff going on just row after row of stst.  The leg can be worked as many pattern repeats as desired.  The heel is nothing fancy, but simple and straight forward.  Any of your favorite heels will work in perfectly.

The lace/seed stitch design continues across the instep and the whole thing is finished up with a regular toe.  Super easy to memorize the pattern and they work up really quick.  I still have some "Shamrock" sock yarn available in my etsy store if you need some!  The pattern has been uploaded to the Google group.

For those of you who have kept up with each pattern, remember this is the final pattern for the six month grand prize drawing.  So don't miss this month!!

"May the luck of the Irish be with ye while yer knitting!"