Saturday, 31 July 2010

Fire cracker just in time

My daughter wanted a pair of summersocks, so I adjusted this pattern for her.
I started with a curling board, and then one time the pattern.
On the foot, I've used the first 6 rounds of the pattern.

The yarn I've used: Lana Grossa Fantasy stretch
With its 41% of cotton, it's a great summer-sock-yarn, and a very colourfull firecracker.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Firecracker socks

I can't seem to take very good pictures with my little camera. But I knitted these socks with Knit Picks Bare. I then dyed them with strawberry koolaid. I like the variations of color but next time I will make sure that the color is more even. I dyed the socks after they were complete. I liked the pattern--it was a quick knit with the instep and sole in stockinette.

Thursday, 22 July 2010


firecrackers ! with a few days to spare :)

what a fun pattern

3 repeats (i like anklets) ~ slackford studio pathway sock ~ vivid

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

July Firecrackers

Hi! Thought I'd show my June socks too...lousy picture, I know...they are based on May's Krotasokkar, and made for hubby, size 46 in shoes. 74 stitches, rib pattern, and that cute twisted stitch. But here are July's challenge- a quick and easy knit. I had enough yarn left to make a pair of matching wristwarmers.
Another lousy pic...

Yarn: Gjestal frost, 2.5mm circular needles, magic loop for the ribbing, heel and foot, 2.5mm wooden DPN's for the leg pattern.
The weather is so bad here on the westcoast of Norway that wool socks are still's raining buckets! The kids go swimming in the ocean, wearing wet suits and wool socks;-)
Have a great summer!

Monday, 19 July 2010

July Firecrackers Completed

My July Firecracker Socks. I used Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn, one of my favorites, and knitted them toe up.

Saturday, 17 July 2010


US1.5 Unknown yarn with 3 repeat of the lace pattern. I cast on too tight so I ended up having to knit these for my mom. I never had this problem before but I guess its because I'm been knitting toe up for the past 2 months. I was really looking forward to keeping these socks. The heel flap is a s1 k1 and I continued this pattern through the heel. I like the thicker heel since this is where I wear out my socks the quickest.
Its the perfect road trip project. I was apprehensive about the 12 round repeat for our road trip but it wasn't bad at all.

Thank you Tama for another great pattern. Looking forward to August.

Monday, 12 July 2010

My July Socks

Very nice pattern. I used a yarn containing 48% cotton, 39% wool and 13% polyamid from Bärengarne.

Saturday, 10 July 2010


These are my Firecracker Socks done in Risata. The colorway is Clementine. It is a cotton/wool yarn with a lot of stretch. It was great fun knitting these and they knit up very fast. I think they will be an excellent summer socks pair. Thanks for the fun pattern.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

June Prize Draw Winner



You are the winner of the

June 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.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Firecrackers For July!

Sorry I am a day late.  I manage a year-round fireworks warehouse in Wyoming.....need I say more?  You can imagine what my schedule looks like from about mid-June til July 5th lol!  Yesterday was a record sales day for my store and I didn't have two seconds from the time I got up until my store closed at midnight to do anything but fireworks.

Of course, it's fitting then that with fireworks on my mind that somehow the socks for the month would reflect that.  The color of the yarn and the lace pattern reminded me of a VERY loud firecracker we sell.  The lace pattern is a twelve round repeat, but goes very quickly!

Have a wonderful month!  Happy knitting!

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Krotasokkar for May, in June

I loved these socks!  I've had them finished for a while, but was having trouble uploading from my new camera.  That being said, these pics were taken on my phone, and the clarity leaves a lot to be desired.  These were knit in hand-dyed superwash merino by Cherry Tree Hill, color: lichen.