Thursday, 30 September 2010

Autumn Sunset

Don't forget that the drawing for current sock pattern, AUTUMN SUNSET, will be on October 31st. So far we have two beautiful entries -- Great Work Ladies. Anyone else?

Monday, 27 September 2010

September Twilight

Made with a Knitpicks sock blank that I dyed myself (see earlier post), and a solid blue that I don't remember what it was. Knit toe up with a corrugated rib cuff. I have enough left of both yarns to make a second pair. These came out smaller than I had hoped, and will grace a friend's feet instead of my own. I'll use size 3 needles instead of size 2's on mine. This was my second try at socks with an inserted heel, and I think they will be my last. Trying to pick up all those live stitches was way too nerve-wracking. Thanks for the pattern, Tama!

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Autumn Sunset

At the moment, it looks like I'm addicted: the fair isle seems to be all I want to do. Luckely for me, Tama gave us this pattern, so I could cling on my addiction :))
I used yarn that someone wanted to throw away, but I could save it just in time. It's an old yarn, from the 'nederlandse wolfederatie' named 'Sterka'.
75% wool
25% plyamide
The yarn with the autumn colours is a leftover from Lana Grossa.

After the legg, I knitted always one row extra between the 'leaves'.
It's a size 27, another pair for my three year old. (60 stitches, 2.5mm needles)
He already wants to put them on to go kicking the leaves!

It was great fun knitting them!
Thanks Tama.

Friday, 17 September 2010


These are turning out to be so cool that I couldn't wait until they were complete to show them off. I'm knitting them from a Knitpicks sock blank that I dyed myself. As you can see, it's impossible to tell what the socks will look like by looking at the sock blank. I'm having lots of fun!

Friday, 10 September 2010

Firecrackers in September

I finally finished my Firecrackers! Better late than never, right? LOL They were so fun to knit! I love the lace and it was easy to memorize; I think I'm making these again *grin*. Thanks for the wonderful pattern!

I used Plymouth Sockotta yarn and US 2 needles.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

August Prize Draw Winner!


You are the winner of the

August 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. May sure you  include your mailing address.

Big Sale

For any of you looking for some GREAT yarn at a GREAT price I have my Back to School Sale going on in my etsy store right now.  FREE shipping and 25% off everything in the store.  Check it out!  It's a great time to stock up on yarn for all your winter knitting!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Autumn Sunset

I love autumn!  All the yellow and orange leaves.  I found this great yarn at a shop near where I live and knew I had to make these socks for the Fall pattern.  It really isn't as difficult as it looks.  If you have a hard time carrying your yarn for the color change try Barbara Walker's motif method where you slip all the stitches of one color on the row while working the other color, then go back and work the slipped stitches.

Have a great season!  Happy Knitting!  The pattern is ready to go at the Google Group.


These are a gift, and I do hope they will fit the recipient!!
She's a regular firecracker herself, and the colourway of the
yarn is called 'Fireworks'!!