Sunday, February 27, 2011

brown sock

brown girly socks

i've not made much progress lately. i have finished an orphan, but cast on its mate. i am very close to the toe of another 1st sock, and my mystery socks are suffering.

BUT, i've made progress on a new cast on. thus, the pretty brown sock.

getting started

it looks like a traveling stitch, but that singular knit stitch is traveling under "faux" methods.

the stich is formed this way: k2tog (leave on left needle), then, ... knit 1st stitch again ... and drop the stitch from the left needle. get it?

i'm also very please to be knitting with a stash yarn from SAFF '07! the yarn is miss babs "yummy" in colorway 'bruin'.

the sock pattern: "twined rib socks" by fkd designs. here's the ravelry link.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


apparently, i neglected to include the patterns for the socks from my previous post. whoops!

so, for the curious ...

this sock has been described as "pink lemonade", but it's actually called Rib and Cable Sock by nancy bush, from the fall 2005 issue of interweave knits magazine.

i have made it before, and LOVE it. and, like most nancy bush patterns, it has an unusual construction for the heel turn and the toe. but, i didn't like the heel turn, so kept that basic.

the yarn is a favorite of mine. it's called Sophie's Toes Merino Sock, and can be purchased online via Emily Parson's Etsy Shop. this particular colorway is called "daffodils and tulips".

you can see more versions of the sock pattern via this ravelry link.

the pretty blue socks in progress are the mystery sock from this month's challenge in the solid socks ravelry group. i've never done a mystery sock before, and i am actually enjoying it. it's knitting blindly!

the designer releases a clue (4 total, one each week) each tuesday. i am knitting them in tandem to avoid the SSS.

the yarn i'm using is some knitpicks bare superwash wool/nylon fingering. i dyed it on the stovetop using icing dye. i have tried several patterns with this yarn before, and have ripped them all out. this time, i'm thinking they're a keeper.

you can see more of these mystery socks in progess here.

the last sock is 'wanida' from cookie a's _sock innovation_. again, i have knitted this sock before, and i love the results! this time, i'm doing it in jitterbug. i should finish the first sock, so i can at the very least, weigh it to make sure i have enough for sock #2.

it's almost bedtime, but i think i have a little bit of time to squeeze in another episode of my current netflix series, and knit on clue 3 of the mystery sock.

happy knitting everyone!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

too much?

when i was home "recovering", i started multiple projects. in knitlandia, i was "la la la la la la ... let's start a new project ! again !"

so, i started ALL these socks! ... not a really good way to start off a new year, since i'm in the business of not creating more orphans.

ready for the toe!

up close

ready for clue 3

keep on knitting! WHY did i start this ?!

so, i think i bit off more than i can chew. the first sock just lacks a toe (and a mate). the second sock(s) is waiting for clue 3 on tuesday, and then the third sock is waiting for ... just waiting.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

february knitting


i have knitted this pattern before ... and felt like knitting it again, sort of as a "mindless" knitting project.

this time around, i'm using some jitterbug from stash. i'm eager to get the first sock off the needles so i can weigh it (and determine of i have enough for the mate!). my jitterbug is the old put up, so the yardage may be on the short side.

and of course, while i'm knitting this, i'm thinking, "i really want to knit Bex too!"

another sock i cast on yesterday is a mystery sock for the solid sock group on ravelry. i already have clue 1 finished on the first sock, and i need to go ahead and cast on the second sock ... a clue is revealed each tuesday, with 4 clues total.

mystery sock!

the designer is lisa stichweh. she also designed 2 other socks i've knitted:

snow petals socks

... snow petals, which i finished last april. and ...


... pillars, which i finished in fall of '09 (and, they too are knitted with jitterbug).