Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Happy Hanukkah Socks

Needles: Size 2.25mm
Yarn: 75% Superwash Merino/ 25% Nylon  in colorway Hanukkah from Mintrain on Etsy
Stitch pattern:
Rnd 1: k2, p1
Rnd 2: K1, p2

Sunday, December 7, 2014

St. Nicholas' Day Socks

Pattern: Lace-rib socks (free pattern on Ravelry)
Needles: Size 0 (2.0) dpns
Yarn:  50% Merino and 50% silk in Sunflower colorway from RamblingRose Yarns on Etsy

Monday, November 24, 2014

Poinsettia Socks

Yarn:  Red/green self-stripping yarn from Crazy Dog Yarns (on Etsy)
Needles:  2.25mm (size 1) dpns
Pattern: Simple Skyp (free on Ravelry)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Yarn Enhancement

I've been buying a fair amount of sock yarn in the past few weeks,but haven't posted photos.  These three skeins are from StrayCatYarns on Etsy which is based in New Zealand.

They are (from left to right) Silver Star, Blue Moon, and Seuss Juice

They're going have to wait, however,as I am busily knitting socks for the Addicted to Socks Facebook group Holiday KAL and the #grinchalong.

I'm using this wool from WanderingWool on Etsy for Christmas Lace socks in the Girly-Girl sock pattern.

This wool, from SpinningFates on Etsy, is destined to become You're a Mean One, Mr Grinch socks.

Happy Hanukkah socks from yarn by Mintrain on Etsy.

Pointsettia socks from yarn by CrazyDog Yarns on Etsy.

A blend of merino wool and silk from Rambling Rose Yarns on Etsy to make St. Nicholas Day socks.

And finally, yarn from SpinningFates on Etsy for Winter Solstice socks.

So I'm going to be busy during the next six weeks if I want to finish all these socks by the end of the year!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Merry, Merry Christmas! Socks

Needles: Size 1 (2.25mm) dpns
Yarn: Self-striping twisted sisters yarn in Holiday Cheery Meister from Spinningfates on Etsy
Pattern: Plain stockinette

Hard Candy Christmas Socks

Needles: Size 1 dpn
Yarn: Anchorage Autumn colorway from Fireweed Dyeworks on Etsy. 
Pattern: Plain stockinette

Friday, November 7, 2014

Thanksgiving is Coming! Socks

Needles: Size 1(2.25mm) dpn
Yarn: Biscotte & Cie Felix self-striping yarn.  Colorway: Knit Me All Night Long
Pattern: Plain stockinette

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Ladybug Socks Finished!

Needles: Size 1 (2.25 mm) dpn
Yarn:  Biscotte & Cie, Felix Striping Sock: Coccinelle
Pattern: Simple stockinette

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Ladybug Socks

One done and the second one started!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Black and Blue Socks

Yarn:  Kaiju from Undead Yarn on Etsy
Needles: Size 1 dpn
Pattern: Sock Recipe: A Good, Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Freeway Sock Knitting

No, I wasn't knitting as I drove.  I let my husband deal with the freeway traffic.  We left early this morning to see our beautiful almost six-month old granddaughter, Isabella, who lives with her parents about 100 miles north of us.  I thought this would be a great time to do a little plain vanilla sock knitting.  I only managed a few inches, however, because we got stuck in traffic caused by people trying to get to a football game and I dropped a stitch.  I didn't want to try to get to fix itand risk messing it up further so I just put it away until we were home again.

I'm going to finish up some charity knitting projects I began this summer- hats and mittens for The Maine Mitten Project-- as well as 100 Preemie Hats for Doernbecher Children's Hospital (I'm on hat #66 now) before going full swing into sock knitting again.  You can see more about these projects on another of my blogs, Knitting for Peace.  

 Oh, and I also want to knit this adorable little tunic, Merridy,  for granddaughter Violet who'll be two years old in only a few more weeks. Violet is also getting a sibling in the Spring so I'll  have some more sweet little baby knits to work on over the winter. Yay for grandchildren!

Sock knitting, then, will have to be limited to plain vanilla socks made from self-striping yarn for the next few months. Not that I mind that. I don't like plain stockinette knitting all that much, but self-striping yarn helps keep me amused.

This sock yarn is from Undead Yarn on Etsy and it was 20% off!  Awesome!  I use size 1 dpns and a plain vanilla sock knitting pattern over 64 stitches.   

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sock Knitting Weather!

Well, maybe not just yet.  It's perfect today--in the mid 70's-- which is much more pleasant than the highs in the 90s we've been having, but it is still summer.  And I suspect the weather will probably stay nice for the  next few weeks; if we're lucky, into mid-October.   But I can see the leaves are  just starting to turn color.  Autumn is coming.

I've started knitting socks again today after a summer of knitting preemie hats as well as hats and mittens for The Maine Mitten Project. I need to put tags on all those hats and mittens.  And I'm on hat #66 of my 100 preemie hats for Doernbecher Children's Hospital.   I want to send everything in by the end of September.  (See one of my other blogs, Knitting for Peace, for updates on those projects.)

I finished two sweaters for Violet  and have the pattern and yarn for a little dress, Merridy, for her.  This winter I want to knit a few things for Isabella and, of course, some sweet little newborn sweaters for Violet's sibling who'll be arriving in the spring.

But socks.  Yes!  It's been a long time.  I found a couple of skeins of Paton Kroy Stripes sock yarn in Mulberry in my stash so I'm starting with those.    Nope. I didn't like how it looked and put it aside.  I've also ordered a few more skeins of sock yarn.   Not that I'm out.  Still, it's always fun to start with something brand new. And I couldn't wait for it to arrive even though it'll just be a few days.

Happy knitting!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

In the Woods

Yarn: 100% superwash merino wool, 100g,  400 yards. Colorway: Toasty from NoochFiber on Etsy.
Needles: Size 0 dpns
Pattern:  Flying Arrows, a free pattern on Ravelry

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sock Yarn!

Here are some sock yarn skeins I've purchased in the past few months. All of them are on Etsy.