Thursday, March 29, 2007

I've been busy

Here are the socks I have knitted this year so far.
1st is the Mad Cow socks from Sockmadness knitted on 2.5mm and using 8ply TeAwa wools.

2nd Mad-tini socks from sockmadness knitted with Patons Jet on 2.75mm needles. The bloke now wears them proudly.

3rd socks for 4yo usind paton fireside on 2.5mm needles.

and lastly Long boxed sox from Death by Socks.

Monday, December 04, 2006

CK cable rib socks!

I finished the Creative Knitting (Aus CK; no 14) Socks. You can't really see the mini cable, but I know it's there, and I learnt a new skill (?mock cable stitch), so who cares. They sought of match...I thought that I'd gone through half the ball and tried to match, but hey they're original! Now on to the Jaywalkers!

Pattern : Cable Rib Socks by Jenny Occleshaw.
Available: Australian Creative Knitting. Issue 14.
Yarn : Regia Jubilee Color. 100g (
Needles: 2.75mm Clover Bamboo DPN's
Time Taken: 1 month.

Photo: Dodgy 6am Sunday morning self portraits....theres is a cable pattern in there somewhere!

The Hubby asked if they were a present for anyone, and I would have gifted them, but I have holes in my heel turn. I really need to fix that. Trouble is they're just on one side of each sock!! I know in Charlene Church's book she explain how to get beyond the issue, but am I the only one who finds that book hard to follow??? (Oh that and Ann Budd's books, with all those tables and maths...I'm a maths dunce...I'm alone here aren't I? I freak out when I see those generic socks patterns...arrggghhh!!!)

Monday, September 11, 2006

slippers and socks

slippers and socks
Originally uploaded by Jan2132.
Three FOs or is it six? Long in the making, the green socks are for Miss Four. They are from the cheap sock yarn from Lincraft. I've done one feather and fan for me from the ball and couldn't be bothered with the second one, so started somethng small. Unblocked, you can hardly see a leafy lace pattern which was easy, but really needs plain, not variegated wool to show the pattern. She likes them which is strange as her only colour at the moment is - you guessed it- pink! She even asked for a pink drink when we had lunch out together the other day.

The blue is 4 ply merino from the Knittery.I've been doing them for ages at work where I have constant interruptions. A picot hem and two rows of eyelets. Again unblocked, not even pressed.

And another pair of pocketbook slippers for a friend suffering cervical cancer who is having lots of hospital/doctor visits. I madethese a bit smaller than the black ones below. Increased to 19 stitches instead of the 22 before doubling the number and doing the foot.

Both socks had the legs done on 2.75 mm dpns and I went down to 2.25 for the foot for a better fit and tighter fabric.

Monday, August 28, 2006


Originally uploaded by Jan2132.
I showed my husband the tiny basket from the photo below. His reply was that it looked pretty. I think he was just saying something so I would know he had looked. When I told him it was a slipper, he would not believe me till I had put it on.


Originally uploaded by Jan2132.
I have been knitting, just no photos and quite a bit of frogging too. I'm on the tail end of socks for granddaughter and am knitting at work on my merino socks for myself. Unfortunately I had to rip out all the heel when I noticed a stitch I could not easily pick up had been dropped. I've done about a dozen pairs this year but have been lazy about blogging them.

These pocket book slippers are for my sister. She starts radiotherapy today for a recurrence of the breast cancer of ten years ago. Five days one week and four the next for the next six weeks. Then some more chemo, hormones and probably a finish up with the new drug herceptin.

Her birthday is soonish and I thought she might like a comforting slipper to wear around either at the hospital or home. Two years ago I made the fluted banister socks for her in 8 ply as house socks. My mother says she wears them often and really likes them.

These are super easy and very quick to make. Some of the 8 ply wool I bought for $2/100gm recently. I think each slipper took about 2 hours and it's an ideal pattern to use while watching TV etc.

Monday, July 31, 2006


A truly reversible sock (the one on the left is inside out)

Pattern: Pomatomus
Needles: 3.25mm DPN's
Yarn: Live 2 Knit Elizabeth 100% Superwash Merino in the Tutti Fruity colourway
Started: Approx 7th May, 2006
Completed: 29th July, 2006
Notes: Even though it took me almost 4 months to finish them, I really enjoyed making these.
I made the leg one repeat shorter than the pattern called for as I was a bit worried about running out of yarn, I shouldn't have worried as I have plenty left over. I also changed the toe shaping by following the decreases from the Lana Grossa Jojo sock as I prefer a more rounded toe.
Despite being incredibly stretchy they are quite snug fitting & require a bit of maneuvering to get on & off easily, but I love them & am even considering making another pair!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Darren's socks.JPG

Darren's socks.JPG
Originally uploaded by melanieviney.
I finally finished Darren's socks. They are 100% Alpaca and too hot to wear most days. They will however make great camping socks.
This is actually the first time I've managed to knit him something that fits and that he will wear.
Now I've started something though and he wants more.
Oh well he can't complain about me buying more sock yarn if it is for him.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

New name, new socks. I've made lots this year and quite a few this winter. However, I'm not going to clog things up here with multiple pictures. I've just finished another pair for youngest grandchild and have a green pair on the needles for myself.