Hey Sock Knitters
I was in Barnes and nobles book store just browsing and drinking coffee.
I picked up this magazine called "Knitting Traditions" from piecework and I flipped through and there is a whole section on the history of socks. Can you say "yeah" anyway, I didn't know…Continue
Hey sock knitters
Well, I am off to the races!!!!
My 2nd baby is being knitted from the book "Socktopus" by Alice Yu.
The name of the socks are called "Shur'tugal"…Continue
Happy Easter !!!!!!
Well, I am done!
I am warmed up and ready to go these socks were kind of easy to knit.
I hope that you enjoy them. Right now I have a house full of people eating Easter…Continue
Hey my fellow sock knitters
I know it has been a while since I announced my goal.
I have been busy with work and school, so by the time I get
in at night, all I want to do is pass out. …Continue
Hi I am back to start another goal I need a challenge to jump start my knitting passion so I will be knitting a pair of socks a month and learning spanish at the same time. So here is what I am going to do. I will be "trying" to use up my sock yarn stash and patterns from my sock pattern books, which won't be hard because I have a lot of them. …Continue
In the socks I’ve done so far, I’ve got two modified versions of the sweet tomato heel and a short row heel using the sweet tomato stitch pickup technique. This time I’m working a modified version of the afterthought heel. The single row of black yarn near the needles is where the heel will be…Continue
Added by Nori Lamphere on October 3, 2012 at 6:45pm — No Comments
I'm just coming off a four-day weekend, which has been much needed. Aside from the time to sleep in and cuddle with my cat (yes, I am turning into a Crazy Cat Lady), I did a good bit of knitting and finished two books. I love time off!
The first pair are the Eunice Socks from Cookie A's Sock Innovation. I did these with Gloss in Winter Night, and think they came out very nicely.…Continue
Added by Erin on August 20, 2012 at 6:34am — No Comments
There's nothing quite like adding to the yarn stash, whether it's from the LYS or a package arriving on the doorstep. I try to knit from my stash whenever possible, just so it doesn't completely take over the house (actually, it's a toss-up between yarn or books as to what's going to force me to start camping out in the back yard!), but sometimes a yarn just calls out and I have to get it.
My last LYS splurge was two skeins of Lobster Pot Cashmere lace in Salt Rose, so I…Continue
Added by Erin on August 8, 2012 at 6:48am — No Comments
Progress on the Fiji sock!
I just returned from a weekend trip to Grand Junction, Colorado, to help register voters. It was about five hours each way, so there was lots of knitting time in the car. (It's amazing how much you can get done cooped up in the car.) The yarn is Knit Picks Glimmer in Fiji. The…
The body is almost finished. The nose is just resting on the appliqué. I have to sew it on and do the nostrils in reverse-appliqué, as I did for the eyes.…Continue
After circling the house for two weeks and unable to find a place to land, the Stork Delivery Service gave up and allowed the Easter Bunny to take over for an early Easter morning Delivery.
He arrived at 13 minutes after midnight on Easter morning. His weight was 8 lbs 4 oz and he measured 20.5 oz.…Continue
It's a pair of socks for me, out of Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer in "Fiji." The Dogwood Blossoms sweater is too difficult to work on with Miss Daphne in the room. She had to take each ball of yarn out of the bag, and a couple of times pulled the sts out of my needles. The socks are easier to hold onto and walk around…Continue
I have a few physical challenges that sometimes limit my knitting, crocheting and polymer clay work. I have MS and RA; and both are centered on my right side. I am right handed so you can see that I have a little bit of a challenge. However, I am not complaining by a long shot. When I was diagnosed with MS as a child there were no medicines and the medical community treated it much the same way as they did anything they did not understand. They recommended that families put their loved…Continue
The Bees' Knees cardigan fit just the way I wanted: a little big, so she can wear it for a long time. The socks fit about the same way:
We had knitting last week at Rob's lovely home:
This week we had Common Threads, in spite of the early arrival of snow:
I finally got around to making the friend Marvin the Monkey has been asking for. Meet Matilda:
Marvin is thrilled--he's in love! And I'm in love with this yarn, Cascade's "Fixation." It's a sock yarn, 98.3% cotton and 1.7% elastic. It feels like cotton, but stretches like wool. I'm now about…Continue
A young lady heading off to college this fall, grew up in East Texas, hot and humid, and going to college in balmy Chicago and doesn't like to wear long pants, only dresses. Hmm, sounds like a bad idea to me. So I offered to knit her up some socks! Since she will be an Art major she loves all colors and asked for rainbow socks. Not finding what I wanted in my LYS or online with all seven colors of the traditional ROYGBV rainbow (Red Orange Yellow Green Blue…Continue
Added by Ramona on August 21, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments
I'm going to card this with my Shetland wool (and later the Romney and some KP Wool of the Andes spinning fiber) to use for socks this winter.
The other was a lovely shawl from a dear friend who lives far away. I…
Sock Summit 2011 was great! I got to meet some good friends from among the wonderful people at the Knit Picks Knitting Community.
The event was held at the Oregon Convention Center in downtown Portland. (Where else would they hold a sock-knitting convention but in a building adorned with knitting needles?)
There were some wonderful classes. Here I am with Mary Scott Huff, who…Continue
Okay, I promised to tell you all how I came to be a spinner. I was reminded by a Spinning Daily post on the subject, and I don't have Nermal Duty today, so I'll see if I can fit this in. I was horrified to realize that these events happened more than thirty years ago!
My parents had a neighbor, a retired man named Mr. Hudson, who had a little "hobby farm" around the corner from them. He had grown up on a sheep ranch in Texas, and had acquired a pair of sheep for his little farm. I had…Continue