Friday, August 24, 2007

August Socks

Sideways Socks Supreme

Finally finished the Sideways Socks out of Cascade fixation. They make thick socks, but the stretchiness really helps this style of socks fit right.

Thanks to a tripod and a swiveling LCD monitor on my camera, I was able to take this picture of myself in the socks. (I am sitting in a chair, not balancing on my toes.)

Saturday, August 18, 2007


I finished the first pair of socks that I'm gifting to myself :-)

Jaywalkers! This is also the first sock pattern I've followed that wasn't plain stockinette or ribbing. I think I am going to go onto bigger better sock patterns now.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Growing Toward the Sun

Yarn: Fleece Artist "Autumn" from my Practically Perfect Secret Pal

Pattern: Toe-up Beaded Rib from "Sensational Knitted Socks"

Comments: this was my first toe-up and my first short row toe/heel. Not certain I'm a fan of this way round. It's also the first time I've split a ball in two and seen how far I can knit - so these socks are a good 8cm/3 inches longer than I typically make my socks. I think I might like them the shorter length, but we'll see what wearing them teaches me.

Here's a picture of both socks with my feet firmly on the ground.

I lost my mojo for a while and now I'm behind my loose 'one pair per month' plan to get the 12 pairs knitted. I'd better catch up. Good think I'm so enamored with the new Bellatrix socks pattern.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Finally photo-d

These socks.
Pattern: Undulating Rib socks from the Favorite Socks book
Yarn: Woollyboully in the Red Robin colorway
Needles: Size 2 & 3 (I probably should have used 2s and 1s)

Fun pattern and I loved the yarn colors.

Right now I'm working another pair from Favorite Socks and a pair for my husband in a worsted weight yarn (KP Swish). The worsted weight one are going fast - love that!

Monday, August 6, 2007

next pair(s) down

This is my newest pair (that actually fit!!) They're ONLine Beach Color, but I don't remember the color number (again. Call me lazy, it would fit.) Also? Another pair of toddler socks from the leftovers. Just imagine the same thing, with wider color repeats, on a very fast little girl.