Sunday, January 29, 2017

Breakfast at Tiffany's Socks

My second pair for January.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Silly Stripped Socks

My first pair of socks for 2017.  I bought the yarns for these socks several years ago and I like how they turned out.  More information is on my Ravelry page for this project here.

Thinking Ahead to February Socks

I haven't quite finished my January socks, but I'm  already planning ahead to my February ones.
I have divided them into three types:

1. Insomnia Socks.  This is a series I began a few years ago and will continue. (See here and here and here).  I knit them when I wake up in the middle of the night and can't fall back asleep.  They are mostly stockinette stitch--I need something that will lull me back to sleep, not get me agitated or upset because I've messed up the pattern--and a bright, self-patterning yarn.
2. Just-a-Bit Socks.  These are the socks I work on when I have just a bit of time--sitting in the passenger seat when John is driving us to town to shop and do errands, while waiting for the kettle to boil for  tea, sitting in a doctor or dentist waiting room, a few rounds during my lunch break at work.   These socks require a pattern that is easy to memorize.
3. Challenge Socks.  They don't have to be extremely challenging; knitting, after all, is supposed to be FUN!  But it's good to have something with a little bit of a challenge--lace or cables maybe, which requires me to keep track on a chart.  I knit these when I have an hour or two in the evenings, sitting by the fireplace with a cup of tea (which often turns cold), listening to Bach or the Gee's Bend gospel singers or an audio-book.

And I do love listening to audio-books as I knit.  These are some titles I have lined up:

The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes
At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler 
All Dressed in White by Tami Hoag and Alafair Burke

I still haven't chosen the yarns or the patterns or the names for my February socks, but I will soon and you'll be among the first to know!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

I'm Back!

I took a break from sock knitting and now I'm back.  I had a problem accessing my blog as I'd forgotten which email I'd used to begin it but that now has been sorted out.

I'm  knitting two pairs of socks and will have some photos to share in a week  or so.  Stay tuned!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Summer Sky Socks

Needles: Size 1 (2.25mm) dpns
Yarn:  In the Night Sky by SpinningFates on Etsy
Pattern: Plain stockinette


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Tweedledum and Tweedledee Socks

Needles:  Size 2.25 mm dpns
Yarn: Tweedledum and Tweedledee from Barking Dog Yarns
Pattern:  Plain stockinette



Independence Day Socks

Needles:  Size 2.25mm dpns
Yarn:  Biscotte & Cie Felix self-striping.  Colorway: Go, Habs, Go
Pattern: Plain stockinette




Saturday, April 11, 2015

Summer Dahlia Socks

Needles:  2.25mm dpns
Yarn: Opal.  Colorway is For Ladies and Gentlemen
 Pattern: Simple Rib on Ravelry




Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Campfire Socks

The orange-red colorway of this yarn reminded me of campfires and brought back memories of camping when I was growing up.

Needles: Size 1(2.25mm) dpns
Yarn: 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon from Evermore Studios on Etsy.
Pattern: Girly-Girl Sock



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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Golden Rays of the Sun Socks

This is the first pair of socks for the Addicted to Sock Knitting Summer KAL which runs from April 1-May31. The socks look brown, but the yarn is actually a deep gold.  The pattern is Swirl E. Socks,  a free pattern on Ravelry.




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.