Saturday, September 26, 2009

Bev's Mystery Socks

I finished them and I love this pattern. It was fun to knit up.
I used yarn that I had in my stash. I didn't use Sock Summit stash I'm still fondling it.
The yarn is hazel knits artisan sock in Sanguine Peach. I like how the pattern looks in this colorway. I did the Just a Bit Fancy on the heel flap and took the instep pattern down to almost the toe and started the fancy toe. I wish I had started to toe decreases earlier but I like how they turned out. That you, Adrienne for a great pattern can't wait for the next one.

Sarah's Mystery Socks

I knit these out of ShiBui yarn (SockC anime) on Addi 1 circular needles doing two socks on two circulars. I ended up changing the toe design (still not sure I'm totally liking it) and using the plain heel. I also knit with 70 stitches to begin for the leg, but decided to switch to 60 stitches for the foot. If I do it again I'll be using 60 stitches for both. I have size 9.5 women's feet, but they are narrow.

Thanks for creating the design. I enjoyed the design even if I had to take them off my needles twice to work as a test knitter on another sock pattern.


Ravelry SKA socks finished

Socks Knitters Anonymous on Ravelry has a Nancy Bush challenge mystery sock pattern for September.
Cast on: Sept 1, 2009
Bind off: Sept. 23, 2009
Yarn: Patons Kroy 4 ply in Mellow Yellow

Friday, September 25, 2009

i was sick

they told me to go to a doctor weeks and weeks ago, but did i listen ? no. am i so sick, coughing like i have hairballs the size of grizzly bears, that i can not finish my mystery sock, let alone anything else ? you betcha.
at least i can see everyone else's gorgeous socks and i know what i'm doing when i get long as i can squeeze it in beside our next KAL.
thanks for a fantastic KAL, please don't delete me. i can get a doctor's note if i need to.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Yarn Used for Socks

I forgot to post the yarn that I used when I posted my photos. I used ShibuiKnits Sock. I loved the way that it knit up, but for some reason I used almost every single inch. I think I had about 6 inches left of each skein when I finished the socks, and that is definitely too close for comfort. If I use this yarn again I will definitely buy an extra skein.

GablesDeb on Ravelry


Oooooo - a new KAL! Can't wait! (I promise to follow the directions more carefully on this one!)

GablesDeb on Ravelry

Monday, September 21, 2009

Photo Finish!

Here they are! Molly's CarefreeKAL Mystery Sock KAL

Cast On: August 28, 2009 Finished: September 19, 2009

fancy instep, fancy heel & fancy toe Dream in Color Smooshy, colorway Giant Peach.

Luscious yarn, wonderful pattern, GREAT KAL!! Thanks Adrienne!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cuddles and Hugs Baby Blanket 2

I did finish the second baby blanket. I so love this pattern and how it works up into these blankets. This photo even though taken outside the shade surprised me on how dark it showed up. But the colors are so true.

mystery sock and 52-week September update.

Hi, well I am soo behind! But, knitting hard! Here is the first sock for the KAL. I used Happy Feet on 2.25mm square needles. I love this pattern but I scream around row 7 to 10 of the leg pattern. I keep making it harder than it is (rather than trusting the pattern.) I thought the second was going to be the same but I am fighting this part. It will clear up in another few rows. Plus, I tried to knit at church today, WRONG thing to do. The President of Compassion Intl. spoke today and I cried all over my sock to speed the blocking process. But, I need to rip a row because I was not paying attention to what I was doing! I hope you all have a great day!
My sock is more of the correct color in the picture with my big calves (or one calf!)

52 week challenge for September

I finished "Gabriel's Wings" for my September 52 week challenge. I used two skeins of Knitpicks Risata sock yarn @196 yards each, and about the same amount of various patterned sock yarn, so my guess is about 700-800 yards altogether. I added a crochet border around the edges. Love how it came out!