Sunday, March 22, 2015

Easter Egg Socks

Yarn: I Haz a Happy from GroovyHues on Etsy.
Pattern:  Plain vanilla
Needles: Size 1 (2.25 mm) dpns

Friday, March 20, 2015

Addicted to Sock Knitting Summer KAL

Here are some of the yarns I'm thinking of knitting up for this KAL.  It runs from April 1 through May 31.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Spring Forward Socks

Yarn: Dream in Color, Jilly.  Colorway is Brilliant from Loopy Ewe.
Pattern: Spring Forward, a free pattern on Ravelry
Needles: Size 1 (2.25mm) dpns

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Spring Socks

I'm working on two pairs of socks and want to finish both pairs by the end of March. 

The first is Spring Forward, free on Ravelry, made from Dream in Color, Jilly in the colorway Brilliant.

The second is Easter Egg socks made from a plain vanilla sock pattern. 

Here are photos of the yarns I'm using.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Tulip Petal Socks

These are my second pair of socks for the SpringKAL, Addicted to Socks. 

Needles: Size 2.25mm (size 1) dpns
Yarn:  Morningside sock (400 yards/3.4 ounces of 100% Superwash Merino wool fingering/sock weight)  Colorway: Done from Nooch Fiber Shop on Etsy.
Pattern: Papaver Sok by Anne Hanson on Ravelry

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Elements of Love Socks

Needles: Size 1 (2.25 mm) dpn
Yarn:  4 ply 75% superwash merino 25% nylon.  Colorway: In My Element by Turtlepurl on Etsy
Pattern:  Swirl E. Socks (free on Ravelry)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Lady Meux Socks

Lady Meux, (1847 – 1910) was a Victorian socialite and the wife of Sir Henry Meux, 3rd Baronet (pronounced “Mews). There is a famous portrait of her by James Whistler, in which she is dressed in a soft gray and light pink which was clearly the source of these colors for this yarn.

Needles:  Size 1 dpn
Yarn: Twisted Sisters by SpinningFates on Etsy.  Colorway: Lady Meux
Pattern:  Plain vanilla

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Green Hornet Socks

Needles: Size 1 dpns
Yarn: Dream in Color Jilly.  Colorway: Crisp from Loopy Ewe.
Pattern: The Hornet for the January Knit from Stash KAL on Addicted to Sock Knitting

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Green Hornet Socks Begun

Here is a photo of my Green Hornet socks showing the first pattern repeat finished.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Blue Hornet Socks

Needles: Size 1 dpns
Yarn:  Merino wool (80%) and nylon (20%), 100 grams, 463 yards.  Colorway is Kingfisher from LolaDoodles on Etsy.
Pattern: The Hornet for the January Knit from Stash KAL on Addicted to Sock Knitting


Friday, January 2, 2015


The first Hornet sock for the KAL showing the first set of 27 stitches.  I need to knit another set and then the first 17 rounds once again before beginning the heel flap.

The first Blue Moon sock with the leg portion finished. I'm ready to begin knitting the heel flap.
I did not like how this was turning out so I frogged it.  I've been collecting patterns that work well with stripped yarn and will use one of them with this yarn.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Blue Hornet Socks (January KAL)

The January pattern is up.  Here is a link so that you can see what it looks like but as this is a purchased pattern you can't actually get the pattern unless you paid for it or were lucky enough to get them all free for a short period in December.  I haven't picked out my yarn for these yet. (I didn't put my yarns in bags like many of the other participants.)

The pattern designer stated "Whether you are a comic book fan or just like hanging out at The Hornet on Broadway in Denver, these socks are a quick knit will subtle texture" and I am neither.  However, I did earn my Master’s in Library Science Degree from Emporia State University in Kansas and their mascot is The Hornet. An auspicious beginning to this KAL!

The color I'd originally chosen didn't work.  The sock was also too big, but then the designer offered  it in small and that looked like it would work much better.  I frogged what I had and began again in a different color making the small sized version.  Here's a photo of the yarn.  The colorway is Kingfinger and it's from Lola Doodles on Etsy.


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Winter Solstice Socks

 Another pair of socks, the last one this year, for the Addicted to Sock Knitting Holiday KAL.  I didn't finish all the Holiday KAL socks I'd hoped to make.  Perhaps next year!

Yarn: Superwash merino from January Yarns on Etsy (Colorway: Black Forest)
Needles: Size 2.25 (1) dpns
Pattern:  Merrily by Irishgirlieknits on Ravelry

Monday, December 29, 2014

Just Can't Wait!

I finished the Winter Solstice socks, but it's too dark to take a photo. What irony! I will post tomorrow with a photo and all particulars.

I thought I'd just take a break for a day and wait for the Knit from Stash Sock KAL to start on December 31st, but I just couldn't do it.  I decided to start a simple sock pattern, using one of my self-striping yarns. I dug around in my yarn bin and pulled out Blue Moon by Stray Cat Yarns.  A plain vanilla pattern is just too boring, but I found a nice variation on Ravelry--on the first round of each color change, slip every third stitch.

That just didn't work for me. Plain vanilla it is.

As I cast on I thought wouldn't it fun to listen to Blue Moon by The Marcels as I knit?  I found it on YouTube, here.