Saturday, December 31, 2005

vintage sock pattern

I finished the first sock from the 1900 pattern re-written by Nacy Bush. I'll post a picture, possibly on Monday when hopefully it will be a bit cooler outside. I'm giving my eyes a rest from the dark blue which was hard to see. I started another, this time gold, on my new rosewood needles. Very nice. This is the cloverleaf sock, the very first pattern in the Six Sock Knitalong. Easy to remember, just two pattern rows out of six.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe New Year.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

My first for this summer

I am knitting these toe-up from a turkish cast on, with a reverse heel, and have just picked up the gusset and have done the first decrease. If anyone has done socks this way, please let me know.

Anklet beginnings

This picture was meant to be in the last post but somehow it ran off and hid..... I guess it got shy. The beginnings of some orange anklets.
I know these don't count but I could rename them
"socks for my hands". :P

Oh and the yarn for the other orange socks was patonyle, available from spotlight.


One sock finished but...

It doesn't fit! I don't seem to have taken into account my cankles (you know, when your calves merge into your ankles - cankles). So I'm gonna have to rip it back, hmmm ... I think I might start the second sock first.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Sock WIP

Sock WIP
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I finally managed to get a photo uploaded, via Flickr. I am cheating a little because I had the first sock finished before I joined this KAL. I haven't managed to get any work done on it in a while due to Christmas knitting. But now that that is all finished I will be getting back to socks.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Jaywalkers and others

Miss B's Secret socks that she caught me knitting when I only had the toe on the second sock to go.

Jaywalkers . Love them , love them, love them. I want to make more of these.

More orange socks for Miss B started this morning. What can I say? She likes orange. I am thinking perhaps ankle socks.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas to all

Happy Christmas!!

I hope you all find lots of knitting goodies wrapped up under the tree and that the next year brings time to do them.

Have a happy and safe time over this holiday period.


Monday, December 19, 2005

Mini Sock

Believe it or not I've never knit a sock with a flap heel before - shocking I know, so I thought I'd try something new over the weekend & whiped up this cute little sock.

I just used some scrap 8ply yarn I had laying around on 4mm dpn's. It worked up so quickly I'm thinking of churning a few more out & giving them as Christmas presents with chocolates or lollies inside. I think they would make great tree decorations too.

Saturday, December 17, 2005


Look, socks!

I actually finally finished the never-ending-knee-highs. I finished them about a week ago, but it was too hot for Em to put them on. Still too hot to actually wear them! And they're not as uneven as they look, I swear.
They're knit in Lorna's Laces Girly Stripe, on 2mm DPNS.
For my next trick, I'm going to try to learn 2 socks on 2 circs. As soon as I finish up a few other things!

Thursday, December 15, 2005


Originally uploaded by Jan2132.
I found this 1938 pattern at Brainylady's blog". I had only one 50 gm ball of Sirdar Town and Country sock wool, so wasn't sure how far it would go. I cut down the length of the cuff because of that, although I like this length. I have quite a bit left over. Otherwise I followed the pattern because I was interested in doing the older pattern.

I'd reshape the toe another time. I like star toes but this comes down too far to 7 stitches.

As far as the summers sock KAL goes, I had actually started the first sock before I joined so I had a start on them.

I'm not too sure what happened to my tension. The first sock is much looser than the second.

Deliberately fraternal twins. I'm usually not fussed about matching stripes although I can get very close when I do try.

All done!!!

I LOVE these socks!!!!!

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Specs on my blog.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005


the good thing about being sick in bed is that you have plenty of time to knit those second socks!

"Shadow box" in Naturally Kid et Soie for my ex-mother-in-law

"Classy slip up" in Lorna's Laces sock yarn in Bittersweet for my Mama, both from "Knit socks" by Betsy Lee McCarthy.

and 2 pairs baby socks - Opal Tiger and Opal lollipop for my neice - pattern here

Now what? I have some yummy FleeceArtist merino yarn, am thinking of the cable rib socks from the fall IK.

Hey Everyone!

Just joined and am SO HAPPY to finally find an on-going sock knit along. I absolutely love knitting socks. My current project is a matching pair of Christmas Santa Socks I’m making for me and my daughter. I’ve finished one of mine and am right past the heel on both of hers. Once I sort my pictures I will post them. These are my 3rd and 4th pair of socks. SUCH FUN!!! I live in Florida, USA and it’s getting cold here so I need to get them finished. I love Christmas knitting!


Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Jaywalkers are done!

Unfortunately no pics yet but they are all done and I love them. All of you are knitting such fabulous socks and making me want them all. They are so yummy. Only a knitter would call socks yummy :P.

Not totally related but I may be going to visit Melbourne over the holidays.. can anyone recommend any must visit yarn stores???

Car Knitting

I had a lovely long weekend, with a large proportion of it dedicated to knitting. It's amazing how much one can get done in two 3.5hr car trips

I'm just about ready to turn the heel on the first sock.
I'm not sure if I'm totally sold on this stitch pattern - it's a variation on the old Feather & Fan stitch, but I'm not gonna rip it now.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Mirabella Sock #1

One Mirabella sock is done, and I've started on the second one. Here's the first sock:

Mirabella sock one

I LOVE this sock, it fits me perfectly. It's perfect for wearing at home on chilly evenings. I love the lace pattern, very pretty. I also like how it's toe-up, because I was worried I might run out of yarn (although now it looks like I have more than enough).

One thing about this sock that I wish could be better is the cuff. I wish it could be tighter. Would tubular cast-off make it tighter? Or do I just have to knit the cuff with smaller needles?

Sunday, December 11, 2005

I know, it's hard to believe

But I have actually started some socks!

They are the Go With the Flow socks from IK. I love em, easy chart, quick knit. Doing them in Lorna's Laces Icehouse, a gorgeous colour. I hope to get them done quickish, although if I don't I have the Big Christmas Hike up north to do a heap of knitting on, they are just the thing for long car rides.

Everyones socks are looking fab! Keep em coming!

on the way again

After a week of no knitting at all as I had an angry red golfball instead of an elbow, I've started a pair of footlet socks. Pictures still to come.

I've been looking at the other pictures here. Beautiful. Those of you who have done the jaywalker sock, what's the fit like? I don't normally cast on so many.

Latest Australian Creative Knitting has two sock patterns. Patons suggests that the tension is tighter than normal, but it is still 9 stitches/inch. So what's new? Socks knit too loosely sag and also don't last.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Finally got something started

After a great deal of indecision, I finally decided to work on the Lace Kneehighs from Interweave Knits Winter 2004 in some stashed Grignasco Bambi merino 4ply. (This very disciplined use of my stash was necessary to keep the Christmas budget intact; normally I would never use anything from my stash!) Here's a shot of my progress so far (black lace socks=difficult to photograph):
Yes that's a pink feather dusterTake my word for it, there is a leaf pattern going on in there. I have consulted with the one other person I know of who has made these socks for advice on a few technical details, and away I went. Progress is going remarkably fast at the moment - I guess that's because I'm still on the first sock - but I can now remember why everyone thinks socks are so fun. In fact, I'm already planning my second pair - the Jaywalker socks are looking just gorgeous, so they're next on the list.

We Have a Toe

Sock it to me Summer - What a perfect excuse to knit socks (as if we needed one!)

Here's the start of the socks I'm knitting out of my own hand dyed yarn. This was an I was testing out a new colour combo, it didn't quite come out as I had hoped but I'm pretty happy with it anyway.
These socks are a bit of an experiment for me, firstly because I haven't knit up any of my own hand dyed sock yarn yet and secondly cause I'm making the pattern up as I along, I can't wait to see how they turn out!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

loving these

I think I have just found my next project ( can you tell that I have second sock syndrome!)

Sock Progress

Here is the Jaywalker sock. I'm totally loving it!!!

Monday, December 05, 2005

striking the motherlode

here are my basic socks worked over 60 sts on 2.5 mm needles. I used Lorna's Laces "motherlode".

I really liked how the colours pooled on the 1st sock!

The second sock will be a sock tutorial for a dear friend who wants me to teach her.

I'm already really enjoying this KAL!

Friday, December 02, 2005

Jaywalker 1 done!!

I've got the first Jaywalker done, here 'tis!!

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Now to wind the skein for the next one!!