Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Autumn Leaves Socks

Needles: 2.0mm dpn
Yarn: Farmhouse Yarns Fannie's Fingering, 80% merino, 20% nylon. Colorway: Chocolate from The Loopey Ewe
Pattern: My Favorite Sock Pattern (free)

I really like this pattern, but the variegated yarn made it hard to see. I'm using this pattern to make Baby Bunny baby socks using a soft, solid gray yarn.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Next Month

I have almost finished knitting the second Autumn Leaves sock, the last pair for September, and will post details and a photo tomorrow.

I've made a list of socks I want to knit in October or, as it's better known among sock knitters, Socktoberfest! This year is the sixth year. The Ravelry link is here. There's also a Flickr page here.

October is also Oregon Archives Month and as I spend the majority of my work time at the Oregon State University Archives (Go Beavs!), October will be a busy month for me.

Let October sock knitting begin!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bébé (baby socks)

Needles: Needles: 2.25 mm dpn
Yarn: 100% merino wool fingering weight from WoolCandy on Etsy in Candy Floss colorway
Rnd 1 and all odd rnds: K
Rnd 2, 4 and 6: *yo, k2tog*
Rnd 8, 10, and 12: *ssk, yo*

Blue Moon Socks

Needles: 2.0 mm dpn
Yarn: Farmhouse Yarns Fannie's Fingering 80% merino, 20% nylon from Purl Soho. Colorway: Teal
Pattern: Reims from Sock Club: Join the Knitting Adventure by Charlene Schurch and Beth Parrott, page 56-57

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Little Green Apples Socks

Needles: 2.0mm dpn
Yarn: Farmhouse Yarns Fannie's Fingering. Colorway: Avocado from Coveted Yarn
Pattern: Daydreamer from Sock Club by Charlene Schurch and Beth Parrott

Saturday, September 18, 2010

More Stash Enhancement

Caramel, Golden Pear, and Harvest

Three more skeins of Fannie's Fingering from Farmhouse Yarns. I bought these mail order from Connecticut Yarn and Wool Company. The colors weren't quite what I expected. The Caramel has more red in it than brown and the Golden Pear is more green than gold. I still like them though.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Marigolds Socks

Needles: 2.0 mm dpn
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Select from AlaskanNancy on Etsy Colorway: Marigolds
Pattern: Marigold Socks

Blue Jeans Baby (baby socks)

Needles: dpn 2.25mm
Yarn: Araucania 70% Superwash Merino, 15% Bamboo, and 15% Silk Colorway: Sky from The Loopy Ewe
Pattern: Eyelet Cable (multiple of 5)
Rnd 1: *sl1,k2,psso,p2*
Rnd 2: *k1,yo,k1,p2*
Rnd 3: *k3,p2*
Rnd 4: Repeat round 3

Monday, September 13, 2010

Stash Enhancement

Three skeins of Farmhouse Yarns Fannie's Fingering.
From left to right: Teal, Buttercream, Watermelon

And three more:

From left to right: Olive, Boysenberry, Wine Rose

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sock Book

Before buying a sock book, I first get it from the library to see if it has enough patterns I like to make it worthwhile buying. The latest book I'm waiting for is Around the World in Knitted Socks: 26 Inspired Designs by Stephanie van der Linden. I'll post a review once I get the book.

Monday, September 6, 2010

September Sock of the Month

Blackberry Hedge Socks
Needles: 2.0 mm dpn
Yarn: 51% Silk, 29% Superwash Merino, 20% Seacell Hand Maiden Swiss Mountain Sea Sock. Colorway: Blackberry from The Loopy Ewe
Pattern: Rib Fantastic socks from Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn by Carol J. Sulcoski