Saturday, July 18, 2009

First sock finished

Here is my progress on the Tour de France sock. Here is the finished first sock.

July - 52 week challenge post

I have finished my main projects for July in the 52 week challenge:

My "WWKIP Day 2009" Socks:
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Started: 6/13/09
Finished: 7/6/09
Yarn: Panda Cotton - Roses
Needles: 40" 3.0mm addi turbo lace (magic loop)
Pattern: Slipped Stitch Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks book
Yardage: approx 275 yards

Seascape Scarf:
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Started: 6/12/09
Finished: 7/17/09
Yarn: Panda Cotton - Seascape
Pattern: Panda Cotton Drop Stitch Scarf by Kala
Needles: US 2 (2.75mm)
Yardage: 178 yards (just about the entire skein)

That should earn me my letter for July, but I have also cast on another project that I may finish in July as well.

Cast on post for the Flora hat:
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Pattern: Flora
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Worsted in Sailor (blue) and Grass (green)
Cast on: 7/7/09

I have since finished the fair isle section and just need to knit the top of the hat:
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I also have a progress photo for the mystery socks I am knitting in Panda Soy and Maizy (these should end up being my August project for the 52 week challenge!):
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That's all for now!



yeah! we're not SPAM! dumb robots!

kal has returned to normal.

please remember to send me your votes for favorite cpy projects!!!!!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Green socks are ready

This pair is mine, and mine only. They came ready today when watching the start of today's stage of the Tour. The yarn used in this pair is Knit Picks Bare, dyed in Green Tea; 360 meters were used. Pattern idea is mine.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

My sock for the Tour de France - it's actually red, white and blue, although the red is showing up more brown. Anyway, it's yarn I had in my stash and I think it's probably Lion Brand. I'm not a great sock knitter, and as you can see this is just a 'vanilla' top down sock knit using magic loop, although I am using dpns for the heel.

Tour de France KAL - beginnings

A girl has to meet some challenge. See my start into socks with our national colours. Two weeks to go for finishing them and the mountain socks and the yellow socks. Oh my... But this is all fine with me as I tend to "forget" a second sock. At least I rarely do two socks of the same pattern, but two or even three socks from the same skein, but without the boring duplicate knitting. Then I wear two socks of different patterns, but from the same skein. So far, only few noticed.

52 weeks challenge - beginnings

Recently the passion for stranded knitting is growing. There are new mittens and finally an old dream on my wish list, socks based on motifs from Simply Socks. They would be my July project. I hope.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

52 Week Challenge - Brenda (Owlsrook)

July Progress Photo - Pattern name is "Catherine", Yarn is Knit Picks Kettle Dyed "Gold"
Just doing the pattern on the cuff on this pair.

Working on this pair and my Tour De France pair at alternately.

Brenda in Alberta

Further progress on Tour de France sock

Here is further progress on my sock. For the first time I incorporated the pattern on the heal flap.