Monday, July 30, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
These were so fun and easy to knit and were my 6th and 7th pair of socks from this book. If you'd like to see more pictures or get more info, you can find it on my blog. Thanks! Tiennie
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Embossed Leaves Socks, of course.
yarn: Socks That Rock lightweight in Lemongrass
needles: 29" Inox greys 3.25mm to cast on, 2.75 for the rest until the toe which I did in 2.5mm
mods: I wanted something that reflected the twisted rib and I had just finished Pomatomus so I replaced the heel with that one. I really love it. Also, and not on purpose, I left out 1/2 of a repeat before the heel, but I'm ok with that.
LOVE THEM!!! It is really a quick knitand so satisfying! If you are one of the last people on Earth not to knit this (I thought I was), I really recommend it! You get to the point that you don't even look at the chart anymore because it just makes sense!
Friday, July 27, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
I thought maybe there might be others out there with small feet (size 35 in European) who'd like to know my modification of size: it says to cast on 64 for child's size (the woman's size was going to be huge), but I figured that was going to be too big, so I used 2.5 mm needles: 2 circulars and cast on 52 stitches divided 24 and 28. In the last round of ribbing I increased 4 stitches and adjusted stitches so that I had 24 on one needle (for the heel and sole) and 32 on the other (the stitch pattern is in repeat of 8). I kept to this until I was doing the toe at which point I evened up the needles to 28 st on each.
These fit me perfectly.
Thanks to cameraman extraordinaire Simon.
Right now I am working on my second pair of socks from this book, so, more soon!
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Please give me suggestions.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Hello! This is my first post to the Favorite Socks KAL, I have not had the book for very long. There are so many great patterns I want to try.
Here are my addition to the many beautiful Embossed Leaves socks already posted here. They were knit from Lorna's Laces Sage.
Come visit my blog for more details and more socks!
Hi everyone, I joined this KAL a while back, but it's been a slow knitting summer for me! I am halfway through the pair of Embossed Leaves, my first socks from this book. I love this pattern, and I think this yarn, Merino Cashmere in the Forest Moss colorway from The Knittery, goes pretty well with it.
After these are done, I'm thinking of making the Retro Rib socks for my husband. They're going to be a surprise, so I need to choose something with some stretch to compensate for being unable to have him try them as I go!
The yarn fairies dropped this in my mailbox yesterday. It's Lorna's Lace Shepherd sock 'Newtown'. I cannot wait to start a pair of socks out of it for my Mom. I must finish the Waving Laces first though. Does anyone have any suggestions for the best possible pattern to make out of this delightful thread?
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
I tried but I just wasn't happy with these. I knew I should switch to a smaller needle size because my Mock Wave Cable Socks were too loose. Yes, I should have checked the gauge but... Then the pattern just didn't excite me. I have a feeling they would have been on the needles for a very long time. So I made the big decision to rip them. Once I move, at the end of the month, I am going to cast on again, this time for the Waving Lace Socks.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
They were a lot of fun to knit up. The pattern is very elegant. It's easy enough to memorize, and difficult enough to be interesting.
I did make one "change" from the pattern. In the Favorite Socks book, the purl stitches are not included on the foot lace chart. This is actually an error (the chart was different in the original magazine pattern), and I continued the purl stitches down the foot to continue the established look.
There are more pictures and details on my blog entry here.
Monday, July 16, 2007
This is definitely one of my favorite sock books. Already, I've finished Waving Laces, Go With the Flow, and two thirds of my first Retro Rib. I did eliminate part of the pattern for the Retro Rib because of the colors in my yarn masking the stitch's appearance. I recently got some solid sock yarns and plan to add Embossed Leaves to my collection.
Also, I already have yarn from LimeNViolet earmarked for Mieda. There are probably another ten patterns I will eventually make before I am finished with this book.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
i used louet gems in the teal colorway. loooove the yarn, but wish i'd dropped down a needle size.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
I finally finished my Waving Lace in Zen String Bambewe. If you get a chance to use this yarn, take it! It's great.
I made the ribbed top option, used Addi 0s and cast on 56 for a snugger fit. I guess I have narrow feet. This was a fun pattern to knit, although I use two circs and the division of stitches was sometimes a little tricky.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
The Socka yarn is springy and comfortable to knit with. It's nicely forgiving in that the needles don't split the plies into spidery shards when yarned over to make one. I like the blue gray colorway. It would make good man sock yarn. It also makes good gal sock yarn. I chose the yarn from my Fiber Vault™, figuring I should work from the massive stash rather than purchasing more yarn for the project. I bought a 24 ball sock yarn assortment from Linda at the Socknitters list for $87 last year and two balls of this Socka yarn was in the mix.
I like that the Ann Budd pattern has child sizing since my foot is about a 5.5-6 and womens regular socks are way too large for my foot. I have taken to buying Crocs in the M3 4-5 children sizing for better comfort and realize it makes more sense for me to knit socks in the upper range of child size than to go with the regular womans sizing which runs towards an 8. I never did get the pattern down memorized and jotted a quick chart on the back of a hotel drink cozy. Very convenient to tuck in my bag with the project.
The socks took two weeks to knit up and fit wonderfully! I'll definitely knit these again.
I'm following the Yarn Harlot's lead and only doing the "undulating" part for a few inches. The yarn is Valley Yarns Franklin from WEBS.
This sock is my current "walk and knit" project, but on today's walk I had to stop knitting because the heat and high humidity made the yarn stick to my fingers. Can't wait for the weather to change!
Monday, July 9, 2007
I'm thinking this will be a sox Christmas, and if folks don't like it....... well, they can stuff a hand knit sock in it!
Hi To Everyone. I just got invited to post to this blog. I love the Interweave Book Favorite Socks. I am currently working on my first pair. Embossed leaves. They look like autumn. The yarn I am using is by "The Dye Pot" Copper colorway. I love these socks and plan to make them again.
My first pair was the Embossed Leaves knit with Koigu. Unfortunately the 2nd hank knit up quite a bit differently than the first, but I still love 'em. I will definitely make another pair of thise some day in solid color.
Next up was Waving Lace knit with Seacoast Handpainted Merino/Tencel in "Fresh Air"Knit on Picks 32" Size 0 circulars using the Magic Loop method.
I can't say enough wonderful things about this yarn (it's subtle colors and sheen) and the pattern (interesting but easy to memorize).
Now I just need to decide which pair will be next.
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Pattern: Embossed Leaves
Yarn: Louet Gems fine/sport weight
Needles: Knit Picks circulars 2.75 mm
I knit these socks as a going away present for my oldest son's Latin Tutor. I thought the color and pattern would remind her of fall in NH. I like this pattern so much that it may be the first pattern I ever repeat.
More details on the blog
Saturday, July 7, 2007
I received a copy of Favorite Socks as a graduation gift and I confess it's been difficult deciding what to knit first. I was able to narrow my options based on the yarn I wanted to use, Panda Cotton, which is a bit chubbier than most sock yarns. Like many of you, I love the style of Meida's socks. The pattern called for a sportweight yarn making it a perfect match for my Panda Cotton. I used the Periwinkle Colorway and 2.5mm dpns for my version. The only change I (inadvertently) made was to use a slip stitch heel instead of an Eye of Partridge heel. Let's just say that reading the fine print in a pattern after midnight is always risky :-) I much prefer the look of the Eye of Partridge heel, but not enough to frog back.
I was so pleased with these socks that I will most likely knit another pair in fall/winter colors. These socks were my 1st pair for the Summer of Socks 2007 KAL. As such, I have an excessive number of photos along with some silly traveling sock stories on my blog if you want to take a peek. (www.beadntat.blogspot.com)
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Go With The Flow Socks, started June 2nd, 2007, finished July 3rd, 2007
Pattern: Interweave Knits
Yarn: Knitpicks Gloss - color Pumpkin
Needles: Size 1.5 - magic loop
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
The socks are in size 9, I've chosen a cobalt blue 70% Wool, 15% Silk 15 % Rayon yarn from the Italian designer "Danniella and 5 size 8 needles.
These socks are great to knit and I'm on my way! I changed the pattern already too...shorter cuffs and it'll be an anklet sock instead of a calf sock - I just prefer my socks shorter! Also doing the cuffs/heels/toes in a coordinating colour! What fun!
More details on my blog - click here.
Monday, July 2, 2007
I'm afraid I may be doing something wrong, my socks don't seem to be a pretty as everyone elses, but you know what they say, you're not doing it wrong if you like the results. And I love them just the same and I know the recipient will love them too.