Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Another Pair Finished

Finished, with hardly a day to spare till my Grandma's Birthday.



As a knitter herself I know she will appreciate them, I'm just hoping she doesn't think they're too good to wear!

Specs:
Pattern: A bit of this & a bit of that
Needles: 2.75mm DPN's
Yarn: 2 skeins of Live 2 Knit Elizabeth in Peacock colourway
Started: 1st March 2006
Finished: 26th March 2006
Notes: This is a mish mash of patterns, I followed the directions for a flap heel from Sensational Knitted Socks since it is the first time I have done one & I borrowed the Star Toe from Mona Schmidt's Embossed Leaves Socks in the Winter 2005 IK. I think the simple slip stitch rib pattern is made a bit more special when teamed with fancy heel & toe treatments.

And here's a close up of the heel & toe, just cause I like them.

Friday, March 24, 2006

I'm still here!

Sorry everyone, one half of the hostesses with the mostess has been away forever (almost forever, I have only been home for 3 weeks of this year so far) but I haven't forgotten you all! No socks to show here, but I'm going to start on some angora bed socks for Little Man so when he kicks his blankets off in the depth of winter his feet will still be warm.
Also, as Alison has mentioned I think we need a name change as it certainly ain't summer here no more (although I'm sure some of you in QLD will beg to differ) so I'm gonna have a think and see if I can come up with something snappy. If anyone has some bright ideas, let us know!
Happy sock knitting all!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

I am seriously addicted to sock yarn!


There! I said it! I feel better now. Here's a recent photo of my sock yarn stash - more has been added since this photo - (but that was a gift - does that count?)....theres some Socks That Rock Yarn, A few Versions of Opal, Some Fyberspates, some Cherry Tree Hill and some Knit Picks...tragic really.

I just recently dyed some Knit picks yarn in the first 2 months of Project Spectrum Colours and completed my version of the Mirabella Socks... they are great and I really am happy with them. The first sock was the first time I had used the short row heel method, and it needed that for the toe (toe-up) and heel so by the second sock I was moving along nicely.

They are very colourful - and I love them. (Nice shot of rural NSW in the Background) sorry - blogger won't play - will add photo when i can

Thursday, March 16, 2006

It's Stripey

My first flap heel sock is done and surprisingly stripey.



I don't know what I was worried about, it was easy. I even went a bit fancy pants and did it in Eye of Partridge stitch.
I used the Star Toe, which is very pretty but also very pointy!
Now to make another.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Knitting Olympics ......on show at last

Here is my KO projects. One pair of black as sin socks for my bloke. And a half.

The second pair is knitted with 4ply doubled on 2.25mm needles. Very tight tension. Last time I fitted them to his feet he declared them to be soft as silk.

I think I have to finish them as soon as possible. I am now up to the heels. Shortly I will do them, I just have to bite the bullet.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Finished for Finn


Finished for Finn
Originally uploaded by Jan2132.
I'm fairly sure they will be too big,but the first one I started would have been too small. A true Fatty Finn. Very easy knit and just as well. This last week or so has seen a lot of stress and big decisions with four different things all coming to a head simultaneously.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

gladdrags1


gladdrags1
Originally uploaded by Jan2132.
Ok, so it's autumn but we're all still here. These are the Glad Ragg socks from Six Sock Knitalong. Very easy pattern to remember and the quick repeats make it easy to move along with the sock.

Cleckheaton 5 ply machine washable crepe, pure wool.


Click for larger picture.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Peacock Socks

I know Summer is now officially over but I've started a new pair of socks ...



I've gone for a simple slip stitch rib as I plan on gifting these to my Grandma & don't know her exact measurements.
Even though the pattern is simple it will be a challenge for me as I'm a slow knitter and her birthday is at the end of March - will I finish them in time, stay tuned.