Saturday, September 19, 2009

I'm several days behind the front knitters.....

...but I am finished. The sock on the left is what I did when it did not occur to me that Adrienne is a genius. I know, I could (should?) have taken it to the frog pond, BUT every time I wear these socks, I will remember that over thinking things is not always the best solution. Don't worry, Adrienne, I'm not putting them up like this on Ravelry....I have a different shot for that.

Thanks for hosting such a fun and beautiful kal. I'm sure I'll be knitting these socks again in more colors.

I used Maizy in an old color called tan suede.


Friday, September 18, 2009

belated knit items to show you

these are in Mochi-+, a long gauntlet wrister, about 3/4 up arm [want to do a longer one] and a matching hat .
used the rainbow colorway for the hat and gauntlet.
LOL, any guesses on which came first, hat or gauntlet?

here's a 2nd hat, using two colorways - babyface and jungle. it's gauntlet is next and will go up to elbow i think.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

10 pairs!

wow! 10 pairs of socks finished so far! and i LOVE them all. of course, i may be a bit partial here, just saying.

who else is working on these? would love to see at least 20 more pairs posted by the end of the month. (or is that wishful thinking on my part? come on! you can do it!!!!!!) remember, the more pairs finished, the more prizes there will be!

The mystery is solved or finished.

I have finished my mystery socks. I used the fancy heel and toe.
Yarn: CPY Panda Wool
Needles: 2.5mm/#1.5
Color: Ultramarine that I won in Tour de Sox 2008.
Cast on: 8/21/2009
Finished 9/14/2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

3rd toe is the charm for mystery sock and September project

I frogged the previous toe(s) and Adrienne sent me star toe directions and NOW the socks fit me perfectly. I was swimming in them before. Next I will knit a pair with the correct length of the instep 4 row pattern. Even spending most of the time at the frog pond, I have still enjoyed knitting this lovely sock. I used Maizy by CPY in the "sea gray" color which is a light teal and lovely in person.
Great experience doing this mystery sock and I'm enjoying looking at all the finished projects using different yarns and colors.
When do we get to play again? :)

Mystery Socks!

Here's my pair of Mystery Socks! The yarn is Lion Brand LB 1878 in Claret, which I over-dyed with blue food coloring because I was tired of the original color. These have the plain heel and and the fancy instep.

Thanks for the great pattern! A KAL ended up being the motivation I needed to actually finish a pair of socks.

52-week september and mystery sock!

Hi, had to stop on the socks and do a dishcloth and scrubbie for my MIL's birthday. I used tulle cut into 1 inch strips and Peaches and Creme. The tulle is kind of rough to work with but after you use these for the first time you will be hooked and need to make your own for you. I know it is crochet but I have not found a pattern for a circle in knitting that I like (any ideas?) After both circles are done they are put together. My MIL loves them and they clean all of our pots without damaging them (plus they are machine washable.) I no longer buy sponges but make my own! So much cheaper and cuter too. Super fast project I will probably finish them in a day or so. I will add the yardage on the finished project. Then, back to the socks and a dishcloth set for my Aunt Judy who is moving soon.

Monday, September 14, 2009


I started these after frogging the first clue of the Mystery socks. Why, I don't know, but this pair had to become a pair of prayer socks. (Secret Prayer Sock Swap) The design is made by me and beside praying for my partner I also found comfort when I picked my knitting back up after the sudden passing of my pappa. A special pair they are...

I used CPY Panda Superwash Evening Blues (2 balls) and 350 meters in yardage went into this pair. Enough to make this count as my September project.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I'm a good girl, I am.....I'm done.

Okay, I'm still working on the mystery kal, but I do have a fo for September. This yarn is from the Sock Yarn Cinema Club, and I'm finally done with that pair of socks. (we're not going to discuss the # of wips I have, are we?)

As usual, my pictures don't match color wise. The first one was in the middle of the night when I got the *great* idea of taking a pic of the sock in progress with the part of the movie that inspired the yarn. Yep, I'm hopeless. The other one I took this evening on my daughter's feet. I used about 390 yards of yarn. It was a fun knit and kept me company for a few swim meets. Now it's time to make progress on what I'm calling Maizy's Mystery.