Sunday, December 30, 2007

waving Lace

Waving Lace socks in Lorna Laces - I think the colour was called black pearl...
Now to get started on another pair of socks, not that it is sock weather here in Oz at the moment :D

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Little Jayne's Flower Crafty Corner

Hi everyone,

My little girl has a blog of her handycraft works , you would like to take a look , it is here.

Home Stretch!

Otherwise known as eight down, and one to go!

Diagonal Cross Rib Socks using Knitpicks Essentail, in Fawn. I still love this yarn:

These are Waving Lace Socks in Lorna's Laces, Shepherd Sock, Aqua:

This pattern had it in for me, and demanded that I use the yarn it called for to do it. In other words, my brain can't put two and two together to come up with socks:

One more to go from The Favorite Socks Book. I have the damn things almost done, but guess who ran out of !@#$%^$@# yarn, ordered more, found out it was on backorder and only got it shipped from the warehouse to me TODAY.....

I have one done. Grandma's getting it in a box with a paper cutout of the other one. I think she'll let it slide! I've had a good time making all of this stuff for people. I like to make things, and it's even better when the things I give make SMILES. It's all good!

I hope that you have a safe, happy and peaceful Holiday, whatever that holiday happens to be.

Have a Merry Christmas! Love the Knittah, and the Dog!

Monday, December 17, 2007

One Waving Lace sock

Waving Lace Sock I plowed through the first sock and the second sock is waiting in the wings while I work on a pair of Anniversary socks for a Christmas gift.

The particulars: Waving Lace Socks by Evelyn A. Clark
from Interweave Knits, Spring 2004
yarn: Bonkers Raspberry sock yarn
sock1: started: October 6, 2007, completed: November 7, 2007

blogged here: Leetle Knits

I noticed when I checked this book out from the library that I've already made several pairs from this book:
Go With the Flow Socks Go With the Flow socks
Retro Rib socks Pink Retro Rib socks
Grey Retro Rib socks

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Waving Lace Socks

Here are my first pair of Waving Lace socks. These were knit on size US 0/2.00mm dpns with KnitPicks Bare Merino Wool I hand-dyed in a rose/purple colorway . I wasn't too crazy about the color when I first dyed this yarn (the purple came out a little on the gray side), but it really grew on me as I began to knit. The pattern and yarn seem to be made for one another and I think these socks turned out awesome. They are a Christmas gift for my sister, so I hope she thinks so too!
I made a couple of minor mods to the pattern. First, I cast on 72 stitches instead of 64 and knit the leg of the sock with 9 repeats of the Scalloped Edging and Waving Lace charts; this was done to accomodate the hefty legs that run in our family. When I got to the purl setup row for the heel flap, I decreased the extra 8 stitches out by purling two together evenly spaced across the row. The other mod I made was to work the gusset decreases over the last/first two stitches instead of one stitch in from the edge as the pattern specifies. I did this for purely personal aestetic reasons because it makes the gusset decreases slightly less pronounced IMHO.

The pattern was very well written, easy to follow and the pattern repeats were quickly memorized. I finished the first sock in about 8 days; the second sock took longer because the knitting was interrupted by a severe head cold and a week's worth of Christmas decorating! Here is a closeup with the pattern expanded that also gives a more accurate representation of the colorway. On a final note, this was my first time using the KP Bare Merino Wool and I have to say that I really enjoyed using this yarn. It took the food coloring dye very well and knit up into nice cushiony socks. It will be interesting to see how durable it is as I have 9 more hanks in my stash!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

1st Embossed Leaves Socks!

I love this pattern and this won't be the last pair that I'll knit. The leaves didn't show up as vividly as I would like due to the color I used, I think... This was knitted using Fleece Artist Basic Merino in the Aegean colorway. I used US size 2 needles, casting on 64 stitches. I did not do the cuff as specified. I like the star toe and will incorporate that to other sock patterns. It's so comfortable to wear as well.

Chugging Along....

Six down, three to go!

The Retro Rib Sock done in Knitpicks Essential in Gulfstream

I get fascinated by minutia--kinda like when Cindy Brady was on the kiddie gameshow and got mesmerized by he red camera light. I could stare at these socks for hours. I'll probably make myself a pair when the Christmas crunch is over.

After the scarf, tea cozy, and christmas balls (those are a big IF) get done. Then a sweater for myself, or two for that matter. Then the shawl that I'm planning for my brother's wedding August. And baby gifts, birthday gifts...

Maybe I'll just hold that thought about the socks. This guy over here is still waiting for his cable knit sweater. He'll have to get in line:

It will be February 1st soon enough. That's when the gifties stop. For awhile. Never getting those socks done.......

Thursday, November 22, 2007

retro rib

absolutely loved this pattern. easy to memorize, which is always a good thing for me since i like to have socks as my portable project.

the yarn is socks that rock lightweight in the backstabber colorway.

i was so happy when my eldest daughter asked me to knit socks for her. she picked out the color and i gave them to her today.

sorry for the bad photo. it has been cloudy and raining here for days and days. this is the best i could do!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Embossed Leaves Socks

Pattern : Embossed Leaves Socks

Yarn : Colinette Jitterbug - Oyster Blush

Needles : 2.5 mm bamboo dpns

I really enjoyed knitting this pair of socks - the pattern was easy to remember & the yarn is great but I did made a big boo boo - read more about it on my blog.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Aggravation, Thy name is.....

....Anniversay Lace. My brain hurts:

Done in Fearless Fibers Midnight Passion. can see the purple better in this picture:

I don't know whay, but the second sock just didn't want to get done--I had to rip it back at least four times. The first THREE
(I made a pair of these in blue earlier) went without incident. As I said, brain hurt. But I got really good at ripping back yo's.

Shiny Object! Here's a wet dog--raining here today in Queens:

Five down, four to go!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Four down, five to go

I hate it when Life (tm) gets in the way of my knitting!

Halfway done (I have the fifth pair of socks almost done--working the toe of the 2nd sock now):

In order.......

Embossed Leaves Socks in Lime & Violet, "The Old Magician" colorway

These were a really quick knit, and I'm developing one hell of an appreciation for the yarns that Miss Violet makes!

Numbah two from this past month--

Diagonal Cross-Rib Sock in Knit Picks Essential Solid, "Gulfstream" color

These were kinda quick--what I will say about them that when I made mistakes on this pattern, they were very easy to see and to fix.

Working on another pair of Anniversary Lace socks--for some reason, I've been a bonehead for the second sock, and must have ripped out parts of it at LEAST three or four times--finally working through the second toe--those pictures should be up soon!

Back to work!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Embossed Leaves Done!

Whoa, I finished my E. Leaves! I was knitting on fumes there at the end - I was, like, tying on different colored skeins of Jitterbug and everything, just steaming to get finished, thought I was running out...and then realized that at the end of the star toe (which I adore, BTW - don't y'all love that toe?) that instead of repeating row13 only I was repeating row13 and the even knit-only row. Whew! Yanked it out and reknit - and had 12" of yarn left. WOW!

I will post pics when I can, but they're on the blockers and all I can do is look at them and sigh in relief. Sure, they're a little large for Mom...but they're hand-knit. They'll adjust. Uh, right?

Embossed Leaves Done!

Whoa, I finished my E. Leaves! I was knitting on fumes there at the end - I was, like, tying on different colored skeins of Jitterbug and everything, just steaming to get finished, thought I was running out...and then realized that at the end of the star toe (which I adore, BTW - don't y'all love that toe?) that instead of repeating row13 only I was repeating row13 and the even knit-only row. Whew! Yanked it out and reknit - and had 12" of yarn left. WOW!

I will post pics when I can, but they're on the blockers and all I can do is look at them and sigh in relief. Sure, they're a little large for Mom...but they're hand-knit. They'll adjust. Uh, right?

Monday, October 15, 2007

my Embossed Autumn Leaves

Just stopping by to post my completed Embossed Leaves.
Yarn: The Plucky Knitter Handpainted Merino in Pumpkin Latté
Needles: size 4 for cuff and size 3 for body of sock. (I knit tightly.)
Modifications: I just used a twisted rib stitch for the cuff and I never cut the yarn as stated in the heel.

blogged on:

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Retro Ribs are Finished!

here are my first pair of socks from Favorite Socks (apart from my 1 "Pricilla's Dream Sock" which turned out horribly too big) as well as my first pair of fingering weight socks!

i used Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Pewter and size 2.75 mm (2) DPNs. i'm really loving the new KnitPicks nickel-plated DPNs!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Waving Lace finished...

.... unlike my thesis. Anyway - here they are: size 8 and a half in Naturally Haven, 4 ply 100% New Zealand Merino. Theres more photos on my blog.

Friday, September 28, 2007

One Finished

I finished the first in a pair of Waving Lace Socks. What an easy pattern! I love the way it looks and feels and can't wait to have its mate finished so I can wear them.

Yarn used: Fortissima Socka


Embossed Leaves are Awesome

Finally...I've finished my Embossed Leaves socks. Thanks to everyone who has posted their beautiful socks I was inspired, because I was going thru second sock syndrome. And now that I can wear them, I really like how different each sock turned out. I used Panda Cotton #9806 - Fern on size 2 needles. Now maybe I'll finish my other "second socks" for the other single socks I started a while ago. Anyway, Happy Knitting.

Waving Lace WIP

I couldn't resist snapping an in-progress pic of my waving lace socks. They arent necessarily something I would have made under my own steam, but a friend chose them as payment for editing my thesis. I never thought I'd enjoy the elegant simplicity of the pattern as much as I am! For more sock action, check my blog the joy of socks.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Waving Lace Sock Done - Love the Pattern!

I'm so pleased with how this pattern knits up - produces a beautiful sock and easy to memorize too! I just love it!

Needles: Size 1 DPNs
Yarn: Zen Yarn Garden Merino/Nylon Blend
Colourway: Starry Night "Oopsy"

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I *heart* My New Waving Lace Socks

After thinking about them and talking about them to anyone who would listen for the entire summer, then finally getting them started in August and now finishing them in September, this was one very celebrated project for me and my feet that maybe should end in great rejoicing:) Seriously though, this was a great pattern, well written, and very easy to follow. I used the exact yarn and needle size called for in the pattern and they fit great.
Yarn-Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Yarn
Color-901 Baltic Sea
Needle Size-Size One

Marie (The Fiber Station) - 1 sock done

This is the embossed leaf sock knitted in Louet Gems fingering weight in french blue. I am a very loose knitter so this worked well. So soft and comfey. It's mate is nearly done.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Et Voilà!

Waving lace socks...
More photos and details are on my blog and on Ravelry (I'm KnitSix).

I cast off and finished the second sock last week, after several gift-related delays. I love them, which is good, because they're for me :-)

Monday, September 24, 2007

Diagonal Cross Rib Socks

I finished these Diagonal Cross Rib socks for my younger sister and I am so pleased with the result! She wanted fun, stripey yarn (she's 9 years old) so that's what I did! You can't really see the pattern very well in this picture, but it's very pretty and it was so easy to do! I would definitely do this pattern again! You can read more specifics about this sock journey at my blog here and here.

Meida's Socks

Here are my Meida's socks. I spun the superwash and dyed it a pretty denim color. I enjoyed the socks but did have some issues with the heel being too wide and so needed to change to the old style rib (s1, k1 across) to make it pull in for a tighter fit. It was worth the re-do as always. I did knit these on a number 2 needle after reading about them being a bit tight for so many of you-thanks for the heads up. The gauge ended up with 6 1/2 sts per inch. These are so springy and soft to wear-I like the way the cuff ripples. I would definitely make these again. So what shall I make next..............

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Diagonal Cross-Rib Socks


Has anyone seen a pair of the diagonal cross rib socks in a darker color?? I found some LUCIOUS Cadenza deep hunter green yarn and would like to make this pair of socks with it. I'm just uncertain because it's so dark.

Is it safe to say I anxiously await my ravelry invite?? hahaha


Friday, September 21, 2007

Uptown Boot Socks: These were made for WALKIN

I finished these a while ago, but am not just getting around to posting them. These make pair number 2 and a half for me. These were made for my sockapalooza pal over in Oregon. I am very proud of how these turned out. I knit these with Lorna's Lace in the Red Rover color way. I enjoyed this pattern, but wish I had chosen a different heel flap stitch.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


New member!

hey, better late than never, right? after making one of pricilla's dream socks and having it turn out way way way too big (unwearable, in fact), i have now moved on to the retro rib socks. i will post a picture of the huge dream sock at some soon as I can bear to look at it again. i made it with panda wool per her instructions and had no gauge problems, so i have no idea what happened. i'm leaning toward blaming my husband's foot, since the pattern is 100% based on the foot circumference measurement. maybe his foot is a larger circumference than what would normally correspond to the rest of his foot measurements?? i don't know, but even thinking of this sock failure still smarts a bit.

now, i am 75% finished with one retro rib sock using size 2.75 mm needles and Lorna's Laces. i'll post a pic when i am through. i should have used a slightly smaller needle size but i think it'll be OK b/c this ribbing contracts & stretches quite a bit. we shall see...

Second pair of socks ever

Hello! I'm new to the KAL; I'd only knit some rather strangely shaped Christmas stockings and a pair of much-too-short-freestyle socks. I'm halfway through the Embossed Leaves and I adore them (as I do this excellent book).

They're for my mom, but here they are, modeled on my own slightly-larger foot.

Finished these awhile ago....

But forgot to post them :)

Embossed leaves... done with the colorway amber from the socks that rock lightweight collection on size 2 needles.

A full entry of all of the details as to who they were for, etc.. can be found at my blog

Monday, September 17, 2007

embossed leaves: the hype is real!

Dream in Color Smooshy, Chinatown Apple. Delicious yarn and colorway. Now I know why all of you love this pattern so much.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Waving Lace


Panda Wool. Lovely pattern - these went very quickly!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Cable Rib Socks

Hi everyone! Here's a pair of Cable Rib Socks done:

More info and pics can be found here. Thanks! Tiennie

Retro Rib Socks Fini

Retro Rib Socks
Originally uploaded by SF Knitster
I finally finished the Retro Rib Socks for my DH over the weekend. I knitted these using two skeins of the Knit Picks Essential Solids in Navy. I had a brief moment of second sock syndrome with the second pair for awhile but I'm glad I'm done with these.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Embossed Leaves... in Green

The yarn is Posh Yarn's Emily in Thuja. It is a bit thicker than my usual sock yarns and I knit it with 3mm needles. Therefore the socks are a bit on the loose side, but since these are supposed to be house socks anyway they are absolutely perfect.

I made the leg one repeat shorter than in the pattern to accommodate the yardage.

Loved knitting it and may make another some time in the future.