Saturday, October 3, 2009
October 52 week challenge project:
Pattern: Sept. 09 SKA mystery sock pattern designed by Nancy Bush (Fox Faces)
Yarn: Panda Silk - buttercup tones
Needles: US 1 magic loop
Cast on: 9/1/09
Yardage: 250 yards (but is a pair of socks on fingering yarn with a 5"+ leg)
This was my first time knitting with Panda Silk and I loved it! Can't wait to add some more to my sock yarn stash!!
Here is my latest project cast on for the 52 week challenge:
Pattern: Through the Loops Mystery Sock '09
Yarn: Sugar Bunny Boulevard - Emeline
Colorway: Mermaid's Song
Here are 13 of the 20 pairs I made in 2 weeks. Yes I did get a few felted. All are Fiber Trends pattern.
First time every making the child size clogs. I am looking forward to seeing them felt up. They are the light pink ones in the middle.
Otherwise these are Christmas gifts. I can not even post about them on my own blog.
Just as I was working on the 19th pair my daughter told me her clogs had worn a hole in them. Guess I am not done clogging yet.
As we know there has to be a start picture.....this one above was started Oct 2, well finished Oct 2 also. Below, I used leftovers from the other clogs to make the inside sole on this pair. These are the bright pink pair in the photo above.
There is no decrease in stitch count, only taking the pattern itself to shape the garment. As in ganseys I put my initials on it. Now I can´t get lost :-).
Then there are socks. I needed a new pair for me and used my Bergtrikot design.
Friday, October 2, 2009
1. a Prayer Shawl for my friend who has been having a rough time lately. I chose this yarn in a color I think she'll like, and I think she'll appreciate that I knit this for her:
That is my number 1 goal for this KAL because I'm not always good at sticking with large projects and this should give me motivation to finish it!
2. I'd like to knit a pair of socks for my Dad for Christmas. I haven't decided on yarn or a pattern yet, but something in worsted weight most likely because that's what he prefers. He sleeps in them.
3. I want to attempt the Solid Socks mystery sock pattern using my red Panda Cotton. This looks like a very challenging pattern already and we're just on the first clue!! But I'm posting it here, again, to motivate myself to try it:
I'm also doing another mystery sock that I plan on being my November finished project. I'll post on that later!
Knit on, everyone!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Love this pattern by Lorraine Ehrlinger: Bamboo socks. I used almost all of the 100 gm (437 yds) skein of Cascade Heritage (had 3 gms left). Color is closest to the finished pair on the table. The pattern says Men's medium, but fit Fred perfectly and I usually knit a Large size. I will make more of these for him at his request. :)
i don't have a list myself. i figure that if i finish anything at all, that will be gift enough for me! :)
so, who wants to start?
i should tell you that debi has been on a clog kick and has knit like 300 million pairs of clogs in the past two weeks (actually i think she said 18 pairs). so if any of you are thinking of gifting clogs, you might just be able to sneak that onto her list ... she probably won't notice that extra 20 pairs.
we are still deciding the rules but they will be fairly relaxed and easy.
you will get to knit whatever your heart desires; whether it be for a gift OR NOT! so knitting for yourself will count too. we might even allow ufos! see how easy?
i will be thinning out the ranks of our members after the mystery sock kal is finished. if you haven't posted finished mystery socks, i will be removing you from the blog unless you leave a comment on this post or email me at carefreekal at gmail dot com that you want to participate in the holiday kal. i have started a list over on the sidebar.
don't worry if you are a longtime member of the blog and didn't participate in the mystery. you are safe. i know who you are.
eta: rules are now posted in the sidebar. kal will start on october 5th and end december 5th! have fun!
and the sock "formerly known as it's a mystery sock kal" has a name! like the child empress of fantasia in neverending story, my sock lived for weeks without a name...and at the last possible moment, its name was whispered in my ear....
aka the sock "formerly known as it's a mystery sock kal"
winners will be announced within the week.
get ready for the carefree holiday (or not!) kal! if you are not a member of the blog and wish to participate, please email me at carefreekal at gmail dot com for an invitation to the blog. i will be making room for new members in the next few days.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
i would love it if you would post the yarn and color you used for your socks...just because we might see something we can't live without and then won't know what it is. LOL!
there will be a special drawing for all those who used crystal palace yarn for their socks...so please make sure to note that in your post.
i've also activated the "love" button so feel free to share some "love" around!
I am knitting the Sept. 09 SKA group mystery sock designed by Nancy Bush. It was a great pattern and I am almost done with the pair. I'll be posting them as my October finished project soon. I hope to finish up the second sock this weekend!
Yarn: Panda Silk - buttercup tones
Pattern: SKA (Ravelry group) 9/09 mystery sock - aka Fox Faces
Needles: US 1 magic loop
Cast on: 9/1/09
This is my first time using Panda Silk and I love it!!
Here's a progress pic so you can see some of the lace pattern:
I'll be casting on another mystery sock tomorrow with "Through the Loops"!!
Can you tell I love mystery socks?
Looking forward to another one by Adrienne some day!! :-)
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I did the bit of fancy heel and the fancy instep and toe. It ended just before my toes perfectly. I used Araucania Ranco Solid yarn in Caribbean as I couldn't find anywhere that sold CPY around here. Pretty nice yarn, but not alot of stretch which may be my problem in the calf.
Thanks for a beautiful pattern and a beautiful pair of socks.
Jill (jaerrt on ravelry)
editted: oops.. added a picture with both completed socks!!
Cynthia in rainy, dark, Portland
Monday, September 28, 2009
I just finished my socks and submitted them for Charms homework in the Ravelry Harry Potter Knit and Crochet House Cup group. Here's a copy of the note to the professor.
Dear Professor Cattiekins,
I am handing in my homework, but I had some trouble with it. I did figure out what I did wrong and I hope that helps. Let me explain.
I was practicing the aguamenti charm as assigned. I made a small fire beside the lake and prepared myself mentally by standing in the water so that my feet and ankles were immersed. I thought this would help me to focus on water and make the charm easier. My intent was to use it to put out the fire.
I flourished my wand and said the charm and nothing seemed to happen, although my toes felt odd. I did it a second time and still no result other than an odd sensation on my feet. A third try extended the odd sensation to my ankles, but no stream of water was produced. I tried to step out of the lake, and to my dismay, realized that lake mint had grown around my feet and ankles. When I tugged my feet loose the twining plant had formed socks around both feet!
I saved them to show you and I believe my error was in pronunciation. I must have said “Agua-minty” instead of “Agua-menti” I’m sure I will do better next time.
StitchingMagic, 1st year Hufflepuff
I made them with Girlontherocks Blue Faced Leicester superwash in the color Tarnished. I'm quite proud of these and loved the pattern so much. Thanks Adrienne.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
The picture is not true to the color... But I am wearing them now and they are a great fit!
Blogger is not allowing me to upload my picture.. I keep getting an error.. Check out my projects page on Ravelry..