Friday, October 30, 2009

One More Pair

Here's a preview of some socks I wanted to knit in October. They're not going to be finished in time so I'm going to put them on November's list. The list is long. We'll see how many of them I can finish.

Go Beavs! Socks

Yes, I know they're black and orange. They do look like Halloween socks, don't they? But don't be tricked! These treats are Oregon State University Beaver socks.

Black and orange are the university's colors and as I work as a librarian/archivist at the university library, I made this pair of socks to show my school spirit. Homecoming is this week-end! On Halloween! Go Beavs!

Needles: 2.25 mm dpn
Yarn: Self-striping 460 yards 75% superwash merino / 25% nylon from knittingdiva on Etsy
Stitch pattern: Stockinette

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Pumpkin Vine Socks

Pumpkin Vine
Needles: 2.25 mm dpn
Yarn: Moss Rock 4 oz/113g 480 m 75% merino wool, 25% nylon from Wool Candy on Etsy
Pattern: Pumpkin Vine (free on Ravelry)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Review of The Little Book of Socks

The Little Box of Socks by Charlene Schurch is just that--a book sized container with 20 laminated sock patterns. Many of them are especially helpful for working with hand-painted yarns so they don't become blobs of color. It includes lace socks, felted socks, and Fair Isle socks. There is only one toe up sock, which is fine by me as I like to knit cuff down. I'm making a list now of the patterns I plan to add to my to-knit list.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Work in Progress

I really have been knitting this past couple of weeks. I'm working on my Pumpkin Vine socks. I hope to finish them in the next few days.

Friday, October 9, 2009

A Little Nutty (Baby Socks)

Needles: 2.25 mm dpn
Yarn: Koigu KPPPM
Colorway: 613
Stitch pattern: Rnd 1: p1, sl1, k2, psso, p1; Rnd 2: p1, yo, k1, p1; Rnds 3 and 4: p1, k3, p1

Monday, October 5, 2009

Witch's Stockings

My Halloween socks!
Needles: 2.25 mm dpn
Yarn: 50% superwash merino and 50% tencel; 100g approximately 330m from LaJoie de Fibres by Tricoterie on Etsy
Stitch pattern: Stockinette

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Prairie Field Socks

Needles: 2.25 mm dpn
Yarn: Koigu KPPPM (2 skeins)
Colorway: P506
Stitch pattern: Rnd 1: p2,k2,p1,k1; Rnd 2: p2,k1,p1,k2

Friday, October 2, 2009

Sock Drawer

As mentioned previously, I was inspired to knit socks after seeing this photo of a sock drawer. I am encouraged as I've reached the half way mark in filling my sock drawer.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pesto Baby Socks

Yes, I know it's only the first day of October, but I've been busy knitting and I have my first pair of October socks to show for it. I made these out of leftover yarn from the Hedgerow socks I knit in July. The name of the yarn was Pesto; hence the name for the baby socks.

Needles: 2.25 mm dpn
Yarn:75/25 Superwash merino/nylon, 455 yards per ball, fingering weight from The March Hare on Etsy
Stitch pattern: Rnd 1: k3,p3; Rnd 2: k1,p1